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Chestnut Hill home hides away on Wissahickon’s edge, asks $720K

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It’s built directly on bedrock

This contemporary Chestnut Hill home is for sale.
Courtesy of Loretta Witt Homes

A contemporary two-story home that hides away above Wissahickon Creek in Chestnut Hill has come to the market with an asking price of $720,000.

The four-bedroom, two and a half bath home was designed and built around 1996 as the private family residence of the architect, who chose to construct the family home directly on bedrock. Its location places the 3,251-square-foot home right on the edge of Wissahickon Valley Park, which the large deck out back faces.

Although pretty secluded from the street and surrounded by plenty of woods and foliage, the home brings in plenty of light. This is perhaps most apparent in the living room, where the ceiling rises 16 feet and features clerestory windows along the roof’s edge.

Overall, the home is pretty warm and has a cabin-like vibe, with pine floors from South Carolina, a gas fireplace, and wood beams throughout. The backyard is also a nice oasis and features a two-tiered deck and a fish pond that accumulates rain water from the two-car garage.

Want to check out the spot yourself? There’s an open house on Sunday, September 10 from 2 to 4 p.m.

Wissahickon Valley Park

300 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118