1896 PA Stone Carriage House With Turret & Designed by Famed Architect Lists At 990K! See Inside!

  • Introduction:
  • Listing Start: Showings begin Thursday, March 25th.
  • Historical Background: Originally the carriage house of St. Martin’s Estate, built in 1896.
  • Location: Secluded entrance via a driveway lined with weeping willows and Belgian Blocks.
  • Architectural Highlights:
  • Design: Crafted by Frank Furness, renovated by Donald Phimister in the 1980s.
  • Style: Mixture of French Norman and English Cottage, featuring a round French Norman tower, Wissahickon Schist Stone, and cedar shake roof.
  • Interior: 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, and a 2 Car Attached Garage, resembling a “mini chateau”.
  • Surrounding Area:
  • Environment: Peaceful, secluded setting close to the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Chestnut Hill Academy, SEPTA train, and Chestnut Hill’s shops/restaurants.
  • Exterior Features: Original stone walls, skylight, a brick terrace facing the gardens, and a private slate patio suitable for al fresco dining.
  • Interior Details:
  • Sunroom: East-facing with original stone wall and skylight.
  • Living Room: Original arched entryway, hardwood floors, stucco walls, wood ceilings, opens to a garden-facing brick terrace.
  • Dining Room: Open concept, connects kitchen and living room.
  • Kitchen: Recently remodeled, features quartz countertops, limestone floor, travertine backsplash, and modern appliances.
  • Unique Features:
  • Bocce Court: Lined in ferns, ideal for friendly competitions.
  • Master Bedroom Suite: Located in the former hayloft, includes Pella casement windows and an en suite bathroom.
  • Norman Tower Room: Circular bedroom with a dramatic 20′ high ceiling and exposed wood beams.
  • Additional Amenities:
  • Office/Den: Convenient space for work or relaxation.
  • Garage: 2 Car attached garage with a finished heated second floor for extra space.
  • Updates: New Central Air (2020), 200 AMP Electric, Gas Hot Water Heater (2020), and Whole House Purifier (2020).
  • Property Restrictions: Deed restrictions against fences, overhead wiring, and permanent play equipment to maintain aesthetics.
  • Property Information:
  • Price: $990,000
  • Size: 2,960 sqft
  • Address: 317 W Willow Grove Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Listed by: Amanda J Saunders, Compass Pennsylvania, LLC, 267-435-8015



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