8850 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA
$ 1,695,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH939798
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19118
  • NeighborhoodCHESTNUT HILL
  • Zip19118
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1925
  • Taxes9214
  • Price$ 1,695,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5128
  • Lot Size0.69 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Property Description

A true gem! This Classic Colonial Revival is situated on a double lot on over 2/3 of an acre of private walled grounds with beautiful specimen plantings and perennial gardens, all just steps from the top of the hill in the heart of Chestnut Hill. Upon entering this five-bedroom, five full bath home you are immediately struck by the lovely entry hall with beautiful checked marble floor and original curved stair case with iron railing that opens into an inviting receiving room, both the center of this impeccably designed property. This exceptional flow is perfect for entertaining, with access to the dining room and living room off of the entry hall. The large living room with fireplace, custom built-ins and alcove has a bay window overlooking the exceptional grounds. The warm dining room with built-ins opens into a large eat-in kitchen. The sunlit kitchen is truly the central heartbeat of the home and perfect for all the needs of today's discerning buyer with custom cabinetry, oversized island, breakfast room, sitting room area with built-in desk, powder room, back stair and access to laundry room and mudroom. The first floor also includes a family room with wet bar and sliders to the rear terrace and plunge pool. There is a separate wing with private back office, a greenhouse that doubles as potting shed, and interior access to the garage. Ascend the architectural staircase to the second floor and to the right you will find the renovated owners suite with dressing room, walk-in closets, marble bath with radiant floors and two vanities, all overlooking the exceptional grounds. Two additional bedrooms, each with ample closet space, a renovated hall bath and third bedroom suite with bath round out the main portion of the second floor. As you walk through the fourth bedroom, you access the in-law/au pair suite with additional storage space, bedroom, full bath and private stairs to the first floor. This serene property is impeccably maintained with mature landscaping, multiple exterior terraces and sitting areas, and exterior architectural garden features. Two car garage, two tankless water heaters, multi zone HVAC and much more. All in an exceptional 'walk-to' location, with easy Top of the Hill, Regional Rail and park access, this is an impeccably cared for home - a true oasis on the Avenue.

Elementary School Middle School High School
John Story Jenks School Elementary School John Story Jenks School Middle School Germantown High School
Price History
9/30/2020 Listed $1,735,000
11/2/2020 3% - $1,695,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Oven - Double
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry, Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 68
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exclusions Marble table in entry hall, all garden statuary, Front entry hanging light fixture, Chandelier and sconces in dining room, crystal sconces in master bath
Exterior Features Awning(s), Secure Storage
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Curved Staircase, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Walk-in Closet(s), Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors
Levels 2
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
Middle/Junior High School JOHN STORY JENKS SCHOOL
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Terrace
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 330.54
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Slate
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Tax Annual Amount 9214.0
Tax Lot 61
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RSD3

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5128
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Partial, Side Entrance, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Stone
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 5128
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Inside Access
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions See agent
Lot Dimensions irr
Lot Features Additional Lot(s), Rear Yard
Lot Size Acres 0.69
Lot Size Source Estimated
Lot Size Square Feet 30220.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Road Surface Type Paved
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19118

AVG $1.71M
AVG $14,921
AVG 125
Year Built
AVG 1949
AVG 59
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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