As far as historic properties go, it’s challenging to leading 1 that really predates the place where it is situated. But that is precisely what helps make this Philadelphia townhome, crafted in 1763 at 231 Spruce Avenue, so distinctive.
At first owned by famed ship captain James Gibbon, the five-bedroom, two-bath house was previous sold in 2006 for $990,000.
The wonderfully taken care of property was a short while ago mentioned for $1.9 million.
With more than 3,400 sq. ft (together with a personal terrace), the totally modernized residence continue to retains significantly of its primary charm.
“There are 5 historic fireplaces, four of which are operational,” says listing agent Andrew Mascieri. “The King of Prussia hearth that greets you as you enter the residence is the most amazing, but you will also discover primary moldings and floors through the property.”
The home’s elegance lies in all those tiny details, these types of as the freshly included leaded-glass windows and the Italian Bisazza mosaic tiles lining the wander-in shower.
The newest owners also designed a number of notable updates, together with a new roof in 2015. This will permit for the restoration of the home’s initial third-floor deck space.
With ample area for a larger sized loved ones (or to host guests), the house has a private major flooring that can provide as an office or extra bedroom. There is also a concluded basement, complete with a wine cellar.
The property sits squarely at the heart of a household very hot place.
“Society Hill is a single of the ideal neighborhoods in Philly,” claims Mascieri. “You’re shut to awesome dining establishments, eateries, and the abundant art scene of Aged Metropolis.”
And let us not neglect about the river obtain, with a lot of scenic walkways and bicycle paths.