FOR SALE

209 W Chestnut Hill Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Chestnut Hill

Local Information

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  • Schools
    1 Elementary School
    1 Middle School
    1 High School
  • Crime
    Lowest crime relative to the rest of the area.
  • Commute
    74% of residents commute by car.
  • Shop & Eat
    42 Restaurants
    12 Groceries
    10 Nightlife

Description

Once a decade a residence like this comes to the market. Greylock Mansion is a 25 room 16,500 sq ft, 8 bedroom, 4 full and 4 half bathroom mansion that sits on 7 acres of beautiful land bordering the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park. The tree lined winding driveway leads to a grand circle and covered entrance of this stone masterpiece originally built in 1909 by steel magnate Henry A. Laughlin. The gorgeous exterior stone was quarried on site to construct this marvel. The main house stands on a wide terrace with floor footprint sizes between 5,000 and 3,290 square including the walk out basement floor which has usable desirable ceiling heights. The grand covered entrance opens to the gorgeous marble tiled floors of the grand hall of the house and gives a clear span view to the other side of the house and it's giant entertaining patio. The ceiling height, grandeur of the marble tile, the white marble stairs, and the windows everywhere show the pure class of this building and it's potential. Luxuriously large living and dining rooms flank the exterior patio overlooking the sprawling 3-4 acre front lawn and the views provide great site of the Wissahickon Valley. Many of these rooms still have original historic details that can and should be highlighted by her next owner. The nearby carriage house is approximately 4500 sq ft with garage parking and it has an abundance of possibilities from private office space to in-law residence to work shop or more. What is more good news is that the property taxes are reasonably low because of the conservancy easement on the property. Enjoy the tree lined abundant land with taxes equivalent to a home much smaller in size.

Home Details for 209 W Chestnut Hill Ave

Year Built
1909
Parking
Garage
Price/Sqft
$108
HOA
None
Heating
Yes
Cooling
Yes
Outdoor
No Info
Pool
No
Interior Features
Interior Details
Basement: OtherNumber of Rooms: 1
Beds & Baths
Number of Bedrooms: 8Number of Bathrooms: 8Number of Bathrooms (full): 4Number of Bathrooms (half): 4Number of Bathrooms (main level): 2
Dimensions and Layout
Living Area: 16581 Square Feet
Appliances & Utilities
Appliances: Other Water Heater
Heating & Cooling
Heating: Radiant,Natural GasHas CoolingAir Conditioning: Central A/C,Natural GasHas Heating
Fireplace & Spa
Number of Fireplaces: 2Has a Fireplace
Levels, Entrance, & Accessibility
Stories: 3Levels: ThreeAccessibility: None
Exterior Features
Exterior Home Features
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking & Garage
Number of Garage Spaces: 3Number of Covered Spaces: 3No CarportHas a GarageNo Attached GarageHas Open ParkingParking Spaces: 3Parking: Covered,Detached Garage,Driveway
Pool
Pool: None
Frontage
Not on Waterfront
Water & Sewer
Sewer: On Site Septic
Finished Area
Finished Area (above surface): 16581 Square Feet
Days on Market
Days on Market: 180+
Property Information
Year Built
Year Built: 1909
Property Type / Style
Property Type: ResidentialProperty Subtype: Single Family ResidenceStructure Type: DetachedArchitecture: French,Victorian
Building
Construction Materials: StoneNot a New Construction
Property Information
Condition: Major Rehab NeededParcel Number: 092227010
Price & Status
Price
Price Per Sqft: $108
Status Change & Dates
Possession Timing: Immediate
Active Status
MLS Status: ACTIVE
Location
Direction & Address
Community: Chestnut Hill
School Information
Elementary School District: The School District Of PhiladelphiaJr High / Middle School District: The School District Of PhiladelphiaHigh School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
Agent Information
Listing Agent
MLS/Source ID: PAPH905222
Community
Not Senior Community
HOA
No HOA
Lot Information
Lot Area: 6.4 Acres
Listing Info
Special Conditions: Standard
Offer
Listing Agreement Type: Exclusive Right To Sell
Tax Information
Annual Tax Amount: $32,767Tax Lot: 5
Compensation
Buyer Agent Commission: 3Buyer Agent Commission Type: % Of Gross
Business
Business Information
Ownership: Fee Simple
Miscellaneous
BasementMunicipality: PHILADELPHIA
Last check for updates: about 22 hours ago
Listing courtesy of Nigel T Richards
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC, (267) 435-8015
Source: Bright MLS, MLS#PAPH905222

Price History for 209 W Chestnut Hill Ave

Event DetailsPrice
05/19/2021
PendingToActive
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

04/26/2021
Pending
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

03/02/2021
PendingToActive
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

02/27/2021
Pending
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

02/15/2021
PendingToActive
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

02/08/2021
Pending
Bright MLS #PAPH905222
$1.79M

10/20/2020
PriceChange
Agent Provided
$1.79M

06/17/2020
PriceChange
Agent Provided
$2M

04/10/2013
Listed For Sale
Agent Provided
$1.77M

11/10/2012
ListingRemoved
Agent Provided
$1.98M

07/03/2012
Listed For Sale
Agent Provided
$1.98M

10/04/2010
ListingRemoved
Agent Provided
$2.2M

10/31/2009
PriceChange
Agent Provided
$2.2M

08/31/2009
Listed For Sale
Agent Provided
$2.35M

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Price Trends

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This home: $1,795,000 62% above
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Typical Home Value by sqft
This home: $108 178% below
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Neighborhood Overview

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What Locals Say about Chestnut Hill

At least 146 Trulia users voted on each feature.
  • 95%
    There are sidewalks
  • 94%
    It's walkable to grocery stores
  • 93%
    It's dog friendly
  • 92%
    It's walkable to restaurants
  • 86%
    People would walk alone at night
  • 83%
    Streets are well-lit
  • 82%
    There's holiday spirit
  • 81%
    Parking is easy
  • 76%
    Yards are well-kept
  • 72%
    Kids play outside
  • 69%
    They plan to stay for at least 5 years
  • 66%
    It's quiet
  • 61%
    There are community events
  • 60%
    There's wildlife
  • 52%
    Neighbors are friendly
  • 46%
    Car is needed
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    "I work at home but when I did work in Center City the train was incredibly convenient. You can actually also take the bus and the subway, and it’s also a great bike commute through the park."
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    "Extremely safe and quiet area. I frequently see children biking or walking around, and many neighbors know one another."
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    "I’ve lived here for two years and I feel safe and secure. It’s also a quaint neighborhood. Beautiful homes, close to shopping, etc. "
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    "I live in this area. Its very safe and has grocery, pharmacy, post office etc. near by which makes it easier!"
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    "Great place to live. Good people. Good location. Good public transit. Lots of dogs. Good food. Good parks"
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    "Historic neighborhood, beautiful architecture and public spaces, quaint business district. Diverse and inclusive community."
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    "Lots of dog families and safe walking areas. Close to Parks but no formal off-leash areas. Most people are respectful of others’ right to have a dog."
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    "Some families, all ages, great nearby schools. Access to parks and outdoor space is outstanding. Easy access to center city. "
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    "You see other people walking their dogs and at night it is safe to walk up and down chestnut hill (Germantown ave) where all the shops are located. It is safe and dog friendly. "
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  • Trulia User
    "I don’t commute from this neighborhood to work but know people who do and it seems pretty easily done. "
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  • Trulia User
    "I've lived here 50 years and it's great! If able you can walk to almost anything you want or need. Neighbors are pleasant and helpful. Only downside is Philly property tax."
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  • Trulia User
    "I work from home. It’s very easy to get around though because of the train stops and easy access roads near by."
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  • Trulia User
    "Harry Potter Festival, trick or treating is insane, antique and garden festivals, open air movie nights, history, awesome sports for kids... the list goes on."
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    "Lived here for 5 years. Community feel. Lots of restaurants, bars, shops, playgrounds, parks. Diverse mix of people !"
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    "Historic walkable diverse and accepting neighborhood, public transportation into center city. Parks, restaurants, festivals, concerts! "
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  • Trulia User
    "We've lived her for over 20 years and love our neighbors, the walkability and especially Weavers Way Co-Op and Killians Hardware Store. Univest Bank, Robertson's and Killians all treat our dog with treats every time we visit!"
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    "Friendly neighbors. Walkable neighborhood. Close to shops, restaurants, parks, and recreation. Very pet and family friendly."
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    "No issue with dog owners at all they are completely fine. It’s nice to see them walk around that makes me feel good "
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209 W Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 is a 8 bedroom, 8 bathroom, 16,581 sqft single-family home built in 1909. 209 W Chestnut Hill Ave is located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. This property is currently available for sale and was listed by Bright MLS on May 19, 2021. The asking price for 209 W Chestnut Hill Ave is $1,795,000. The MLS # for this home is MLS# PAPH905222.