8864 GERMANTOWN AVE
Philadelphia, PA 19118

Sold 5/3/2016
  • 7
    beds
  • 1
    partial bath
Single Family Home

Presenting the Kneedler House, one of the finest properties in Chestnut Hill offering the most discerning a glorious melding of old and new, formal and casual, practical and luxurious. Built in 1855 by architects Sidney and Neff, this grand stone Italianate was designed as a summer home, and later a permanent home, for Jesse Kneedler, a wealthy wholesale dry goods merchant. Set back off of Germantown Avenue under a canopy of mature trees, the gracious circular drive sets the tone. Once inside, find large, light-filled rooms with soaring 11' ceilings, rich crown moldings, three original antique marble fireplaces, a sweeping main staircase, painstakingly restored woodwork, stunning inlayed hardwood flooring and extensive custom casework. The grand formal living and dining rooms are flanked with fireplaces and decorated in elegant grass cloth wallpaper and are the perfect space for large family gatherings and entertaining. The custom chef's kitchen is outfitted with a six burner Viking range, ceiling-height cabinets with sleek glass doors, cool marble countertops, a large island, French doors and a marble fireplace. The kitchen flows easily into the adjoining breakfast room with terrace views, making this the perfect central hub for today's modern family. On the second floor find a gracious Master Suite with a custom walk-in closet and a beautifully renovated marble Master bath with free-standing tub and spa-like shower. Then find a second bedroom with connected bathroom, a well-designed and convenient laundry room and a guest room with en-suite bath and back staircase. The third floor offers four more sunny bedrooms with plenty of closet and storage space and a renovated bathroom. A brand new two car garage is spacious and clean and connects to a mud room for convenient living. The grounds feature two levels of terraces, lovely perennial gardens and a pergola-covered seating area, perfect for outdoor entertaining and dining al fresco. The home also boasts an updated electric service, new roof and four-zoned heating and central air. Just steps from the shops, galleries, farmer's market and restaurants of cobblestoned Germantown Avenue, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Pastorius Park, the Morris Arboretum and the trails of Fairmount Park, this coveted "Top-of-the-Hill" address is second to none.

Property Details
  • Philadelphia
    school district
  • Other
    architecture
  • $10,767.00
    taxes
  • 1857
    built
  • 6721066
    MLS#
Central air
Natural gas heat
Breakfast room
Eat-in kitchen
Wood floors
Security system
Walk-in closet(s)
School district: Philadelphia
Two car garage
Attached parking
Off street parking
Stone exterior
Porch
Patio
Lot acreage is: 0.44
Lot dimension is: 121X166
Corner lot
Subdivision: CHESTNUT HILL
Lot zoned: RSD3
Public sewer
Public water
Property style: Other
Tax year: 2016
Master bedroom is 13 x15
Master Bedroom Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 2 is 15 x12
Bedroom 2 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 3 is 11 x13
Bedroom 3 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 4 is 13 x14
Bedroom 4 Level: Upper 1
Kitchen is 17 x13
Kitchen Level: Main
Living Room is 27 x15
Living Room Level: Main
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Name Type GreatSchools
Rating
Distance
Jenks John S School Elementary School, Middle School / Public 3 0.65 mi.
Roxborough High School High School / Public 1 2.9 mi.
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.03 mi.
Our Mother of Consolation Catholic * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.24 mi.
Evan Thomas Institute * Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.59 mi.
The Crefeld School * Middle School, High School / Private N/A 0.14 mi.
Address Distance Sale date Sale price
8864 GERMANTOWN AVE 0 mi. 5/3/2016 $1,025,000
113 W CHESTNUT HILL AVE 0.18 mi. 2/29/2016 $1,175,000
99 E BELLS MILL RD 0.42 mi. 9/7/2016 $1,240,000
9500 WHEELPUMP LN 0.83 mi. 3/28/2016 $915,000
8003 SAINT MARTINS LN 1 mi. 12/19/2017 $825,000
711 PAPER MILL RD 1.01 mi. 2/29/2016 $835,000
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8864 GERMANTOWN Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118 is a 7 bedroom, 4.5 bath single family home was sold for $1,025,000.
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