When you can't head to the Italian countryside, there's this Chestnut Hill mansion. At 5,471 square feet the 4-bed, 3.5-bath home offers a taste of Italy, from the cobblestoned driveway that leads you to the Mahogany double doors, to the underground passage that guides you to the brick wine cellar.
But back to the first floor. The great room has custom track sliding doors that open to the lush backyard—which is basically the Wissahickon—allowing for semi-al fresco dining. On that same floor there is a library with built-in book cases and a wood-burning fireplace, plus two master suites—each with their own bathrooms and walk-in closets.
But what really gives off those Italian villa vibes is the wine cellar. From the kitchen there's a spiral staircase that leads to the underground "secret passage" to custom-brick wine cellar that has room for a dining area.
The home was built in 2009 and has been on and off the market since 2014 with a few pricechops. The current asking price is $1,399,900.
·721 Thompson Road [BH-HS]