School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
Address: 218 SPRUCE ST #B
Neighborhood: Society Hill
Patio and porch: Balcony, Patio(s)
This quintessential Society Hill townhome sits on a quiet, tree-lined block of Spruce Street just steps from the Delaware River, Penn’s Landing, and Spruce Street Harbor Park. The charming primary residence is filled with original and historic features spanning four stories with a separately deeded potential income-generating unit, home office, or in-law suite below. The lower residence was originally a bakery, and then converted to a residence and occupied by Philadelphia-born architect, Adolf Deroy Mark, who received his Master of Architecture from University of Pennsylvania in 1955 and was the recipient of the National Urban Design Award in 1977. Built in 1900 and carefully maintained throughout the years, the property features exposed brick walls, original wooden beams, domed windows and doorways, original stained glass windows, and various historic details throughout. This historic home is in need of your personal stamp to create the perfect residence in the heart of Society Hill!
Upon entering the main unit through the stately front door, you are greeted by a light-filled living room with original wide-plan wood floors, high ceilings, and the first of seven fireplaces. The exposed brick wall leads you into the brick-floored formal dining area that is overlooked by a second-story catwalk above through exposed wooden beams. A domed archway leads to the kitchen anchored by a large brick surround fireplace featuring exposed wooden beams and domed windows.
The curved wooden staircase leads to a large library with vaulted coffered ceilings, exposed wooden beams, and an abundance of charm. A large brick-surround fireplace sits at the center of the room and fills the entire room with warmth. This floor also includes the primary bedroom, complete with its own stone-surround fireplace and adjoining large full bathroom with a fireplace.
The third level of the home hosts two sizable secondary bedrooms, each with its own wood-burning fireplace, original hardwood floors, and transom windows above the doors. Both bedrooms share use of a full hall bathroom. The fourth bedroom/bonus room encompasses the entire fourth floor of the home with dormer ceilings, exposed beams, and exposed brick walls. Various historic plaques and markings can be found throughout this room and other rooms in the home, authenticating its history.
A beautiful wrought iron railing outside leads down to the lower-level unit of this residence. Enter through the domed front door into the living area flooded with light from the large front windows highlighting the truly unique fireplace. This garden-level unit is lined with brick and cement walls and beautifully arched doorways. The galley kitchen features a detailed solid-wood bar with a copper sink and an abundance of storage. The bedroom sits just beyond, lined with floor-to-ceiling windows and doors leading out to the spacious private terrace area. A full bathroom with a stall shower completes this unit.
Located in one of the most desirable and historic neighborhoods in Philadelphia, this one-of-a-kind rowhome sits within walking distance to some of the city’s most iconic attractions including Washington Square West and Independence Hall. Residents of this home enjoy convenient access to public transportation and an abundance of iconic shops and restaurants including Zahav and Cry Baby Pasta.
This sale includes Unit A - tax ID: 888041991 plus separate tax bill
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