Old World elegance meets distinctive modern design in this remarkable custom home timelessly crafted by Blake Development, one of Philadelphia's premier homebuilders. Located in Chestnut Hill, one of the area's most sought after neighborhoods, the beautifully landscaped property is on a rarely traveled side street just steps from the dining and shopping along Germantown Avenue, the train and the Wissahickon Trails of Fairmount Park. A distinguished design offers impeccable scale and amenities enhanced by stylish luxury selections evident throughout the home. The stunning exterior features Wissahickon schist and Hardie board siding. Entering through the oversized front porch, you are greeted with a gracious center hallway flanked by a formal living room and formal dining room. The formal living room is full of light and graces the occupants with the warmth of an oversized gas fireplace in the colder months. The graciously sized dining room offers the perfect venue to entertain family and friends. With an expansive adjacent bar area which can double as the perfect serving space for your holiday buffets, and the clever addition of a traditional smoking porch located just off the dining room, this room invites you to linger. As you continue down the main hallway you reach the beautifully appointed family room, complete with a tray ceiling and stone surround gas fireplace. Just beyond the family room is a private light-filled study with a vaulted ceiling, custom built-in bookshelves, a second gas fireplace and custom glass pocket doors which can be closed to create a serene setting to work or relax. One of the two powder rooms on this level is located just off the main hallway with a second located in the mudroom area. Alongside the family room is the gourmet kitchen which is outfitted with professional grade premium Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, quartzite countertops, and oversized breakfast area. Adjacent to the kitchen you will find a spacious bonus area which can serve as a homework area or home command center, and a mudroom with custom built-in storage. Elegant sliding glass doors open to a beautifully landscaped, private flagstone terrace which runs the length of the home. Extensive, mature landscaping provides a private and majestic park-like setting and a summer kitchen allows for easy grilling and a convenient location for beverages. The second floor which can be accessed via the main or back staircase features a generous floor plan, including a serene primary suite with a spa-like bathroom featuring a freestanding soaking tub, oversized frameless shower, separate water closet and double vanity. Two secondary bedrooms share an oversized Jack and Jill bathroom and two additional bedrooms each offer the convenience of ensuite bathrooms. The second floor has a large laundry room, and expansive cedar closet for all your out of season storage needs. The third floor consists of a large bonus room which has the flexibility to serve as a playroom, home office or the sixth bedroom with full bath and an additional storage area. The nearly 2000 sf lower level has been impeccably finished with a large media area, full custom bar, fitness room with athletic flooring, and an extensive wine storage room. A walk-out to the rear yard provides an element of natural light and convenient access to the outdoors. A three-car garage and long driveway offer plenty of parking. This chic and sophisticated home also offers 4 years left on the tax abatement.
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