It doesn’t take much to be charmed head over heels by Chestnut Hill. A walk down Germantown Avenue, considered one of the most beautiful streets in Philly, features mom-and-pop shops that date back to 1744, and the Wissahickon schist stone homes are simply stunning.
So it’s no wonder that Chestnut Hill is officially Philadelphia’s Garden District. In honor of the neighborhood's 20th anniversary of the designation this year, Chestnut Hill is pulling out all of the stops for the next six months, with multiple outdoor festivals, home tours, and the like.
To give you an idea of the current state of Chestnut Hill's housing market, here are five incredibly picturesque homes for sale around the neighborhood right now.
This Dutch-style stone home sits on 1.41 acres right next to the Morris Arboretum. Its grounds are truly something—there are multiple terraces, an in-ground pool, and an equally picturesque carriage house. The asking price of this 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is $1,750,000.
This 7-bedroom, 4-bathroom Italianate Victorian was built in 1860, becoming one of homes on Summit Street. There are an incredible 12 fireplaces in the historic home, which sits on nearly an acre of land, some of which was deemed a certified national habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. It’s on the market for $1,540,000.
This Shingle-style home on 2.35 acres was essentially rebuilt in 2012. Clocking in at 6,192 square feet, the spacious 4-bedroom, 4.5-bath home has views of Morris Arboretum from the master suite’s balcony, and there’s an old-world wine cellar in the basement with reclaimed barn walls. The asking price is $1,695,000.
This castle-like home on Saint Martins was designed by the architecture firm Hazelhurst & Huckel and built by William Steele in 1890. The 6-bedroom, 3.5-bath is a stately Richardsonian Romanesque home built out of classic Wissahickon schist stone with gorgeous original millwork. It’s on the market for $950,000.
This mellow yellow, mid-19th-century home is definitely a charmer on E. Evergreen Avenue. It has two dormers, large window shutters, and a secluded, landscaped garden and patio in the back. Mixed in with the old-world details is a more modern kitchen and family room, both of which were added in 1967. The asking price of the 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is $645,000, making it the least priciest home for sale on this list.