This Society Hill townhouse was built by and for Thomas Nevel, the master carpenter commissioned to build Independence Hall and Carpenters Hall. "Newly listed at $2.05 million, Nevel built the home in 1771 and later started Philadelphia's first school of architectural drawing under its roof. Fast forward nearly 250 years later and the home has undergone an impeccable renovation that lets its unique character shine while providing high-end modern amenities."
We truly cannot find anything not done exceptionally well in this four-bedroom, four-bath home. The 35 ft deep living area features two wood burning fireplaces, high ceilings, and original wide plank pine floors. The gourmet kitchen, designed by Ahn & Robinson, "is as stylish as it is functional," featuring custom wood cabinetry, hammered black granite counter tops, limestone tile flooring, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, 5 burner commercial stove top, Electrolux double wall oven, and built-in Viking wine cooler. Outside, there is a private courtyard with fire-pit. The master bedroom suite on the 2nd level boasts a spa-like urban oasis. Features include 2 custom walk-in closets, a solid Ipe vanity with vessel sink, and a glass enclosed wet room with an oversized soaking tub & tiled shower. This property, which is having an open house this Sunday, includes a full sized passenger elevator, a full basement with a playroom, 3 storage rooms and laundry room, and has 4 HVAC zones.
· 338 South 4th Street [Estately]
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