A lovingly cared for gem of a house in a perfect Chestnut Hill location. This detached Victorian is tucked away on a quiet street, a few delightfully walkable blocks from Germantown Avenue and the train station for a quick ride into Center City. A shaded porch behind the front yard will lead you to the entrance. The living room, featuring a gas-fired Franklin stove within a Mercer tile surround and built-in bookshelves, flows seamlessly into the open concept dining room. To the left of the living room, the stairs will lead you to the second floor with three bedrooms and a full bath. The master bedroom has a crown molding and ample closet space. All bedrooms have ceiling fans and there is a linen closet in the hall. The full bathroom, decked out with a granite topped vanity, exposed brick, a stone tile floor and a glass enclosed tub shower, completes the second floor. The third floor features an incredible light-flooded, loft style open space with a corner wood burning stove. Windows on three sides, this room is waiting to become an exceptional home office, play room, or a super generous fourth bedroom. The full basement is accessible from inside and the outside and offers an additional space of approximately 325 square feet, beyond the officially recorded 1948 above ground SF measurement. It has a small fifth bedroom with a closet and living space, as well as a full bath to make a great au-pair suite or man cave. A laundry/utility room and storage space take up the second, semi-finished section of the basement. But what will truly take your breath away is a sunlit cook's kitchen in the back of the first floor. With two separate sinks - each by a window - white Corian countertops, a tile backsplash over the range, stainless steel appliances, and an abundance of custom cherry cabinets, it is an oasis of privacy and an epitome of design perfection. Three windows overlook an oversized rear yard. A glass-screened side entrance next to a practical mud area with a built-in bench leads through the side porch to a lovely flagstone patio and the gardens. The huge yard will fill your kids', pets', and friends' hearts with delight. Per City records, the yard is 4,475 SF or 680 SF more than shown in Bright MLS . The actual size is estimated to be even larger - 4,955 SF and there might be a possibility to put a garage in the back of the parcel, if right-of-way can be obtained to an existing easement to the side of 7854 Devon St. With an abundance of windows, and quarter-sawn oak and wide plank pine antique floors, this updated and air conditioned 100+ year old charmer radiates character and warmth. It is incredibly convenient to city living, yet it offers a wonderful sense of tranquility. Walk to Germantown Avenue with all of its stores, markets, bakeries, restaurants. On Wednesday nights, attend concerts in Pastorius Park while having your picnic. In the winter, gather with friends during Stag and Doe nights to enjoy the Christmas season. This charmer is ready to delight its new owners and to be loved back. This incredible package has wonderful neighbors to boot!Link to the video tour: https://alcovevideo.com/176-benezet-st
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