42 W BELLS MILL RD, Philadelphia, PA 19118  

Price
$ 1,200,000
  • 7 beds
  • 4 baths
  • 5,960 sqft
MLS#
6389003
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Property details

Sophistication and comfort. Remarkably beautiful 1919 stone manor house on 2.5 acres abutting park and the Wissahickon Creek. Designed by world-renowned architect and Chestnut Hill resident George Howe with the romanticism and French-Italian spirit of Howe's High Hollow above it on Hampton Road but with more defined architectural idea of "human necessity" so the floor plan is marvelously functional--even in today's world. The whole house is on a human scale. No energy wasting cathedral ceilings here! Most rooms face the southern sun. Big functional cook's kitchen with marble island/5 burner gas cooktop/electric wall ovens/Sub-Zero refrig-freezer/abundant counter and storage cabinets/kitchen garden, 1st floor powder room, stunning LR and DR with wood-burning fireplaces, quiet book-shelf-lined library, master BR suite with to-die-for master bath and great closets, 2-story green house added by previous owner. Yellin iron work. Lower level family rm/gym w/sauna. Outbuildings conveyed as-is including stables with attached garage, carriage house with 2-car garage and studio apt above, rustic stone spring house. Stone-paved courtyard. Sweet private patio. Fertile gardens and sweeping lawns that go all the way to the park. Property fenced for privacy. Many upgrades throughout. Direct entry into the park makes this property paradise for naturalist/gardener/fisherman/hiker.

Listing Type
Single Family
Listing ID
6389003
Bedrooms
7
Bathrooms
4
House Size
5,960
Lot Size
2.50 acres
Listing Status
Active
Year Built
1920
County
Philadelphia
Full Bath
4
Half Bath
1
Subdivision
Chestnut Hill
Floors
3+Story
Garage
2
Rooms
13.0
County School District
Philadelphia
Zoning
REC
Taxes
16285.0
TaxYear
2014
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Nearby Schools
School Name Distance Students Grade Rating
Norwood Fontbonne Academy 0.53 mi 383 PK-8
The Crefeld School 0.59 mi 99 7-12
Philadelphia Montgomery Christian Academy 0.90 mi 327 PK-12
Immaculate Heart Of Mary School 1.13 mi 426 PK-8
Jenks John S School 1.15 mi 490 K-8
Mount St Joseph Academy 1.25 mi 573 9-12
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Area Information
  • Education

    There are 138 schools within 5 miles of this home. The closest school to this property is Norwood Fontbonne Academy with 383 students attending and is currently rated a .
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  • Area Services

    Your nearest fire station is 0.91 miles away from this home. A police station is 1.37 miles away. The closest hospital is Chestnut Hill Hospital at 0.66 miles from the property.
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  • Public Information

    The number of all new building permits was 1023 last year with 155 single family homes and 868 multi-family permits issued.

  • Environmental Data

    For the month, the average high is 65.03 °F with a 56.16 % chance of sun. Rainfall for the month averages 3.50 inches for this area.

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