Tucked away in the sunny and lush neighborhood of Chestnut hill — just steps from Wissahickon Valley Park — this late 19th-century Victorian home just dropped on the market for a cool $1,295,000.
The Chestnut Hill Avenue home offers a ton of space, to be sure (nearly 4,500 square feet of it). It also has several living rooms, six bedrooms and 4.5 baths. Still, the real eye-catching aspect is not its size, but its style. The home has been fully renovated from the top down over the past few months, and has doubled in price in the process.
Despite the renovations (or possibly because of them), the home emphasizes the elements that make it a Victorian, like large bay windows on the first floor and in several of the rooms, original crown molding on the ceilings, glamorous chandeliers, and fireplaces in the living and bedrooms.
A kitchen on the first floor is brand new, and has access to a second staircase to the upper floors.
Upstairs, the style continues, with bay windows, crown molding, and fireplaces in the bedrooms as well. The master bed also has inlaid floors and a walk-in closet. There’s even a clawfoot tub in one of the second-floor baths.
In addition to the cosmetic renovations, the house now has a new roof, new plumbing, and almost all energy-efficient windows.
Still, as with many major renovations, the newly restored home comes with a price jump, and this one is a doozy. It last sold for $500,000 just months ago in March.
- 115 West Chestnut Hill Avenue [Michael Sivel, BHHS Fox Roach]