Modern. Private. Open. And on the park! First time offered for sale, this sophisticated four bedroom, four bath house was designed and built by the architect/owner as his family's primary residence. Located in one of the quietest and most private locations in the neighborhood, yet you can still walk to the commercial district of Chestnut Hill, commuter rail stations, and local schools. In keeping with the modern esthetic, the house sits in the landscape so as to take advantage of the outside and nature from every room. Bordering the Wissahickon Valley of Fairmount Park, the house is enveloped in a sea of green during the warm months. During the winter months, the views across the ravine are long and dramatic. From the circular driveway, enter a spacious foyer with large coat closet. As you walk from the entryway into the large living room, the ceilings vault, a wall of windows displays the grandeur of nature beyond, and the warm-toned finishes of the interior echo the woodlands outside. On one side , the living room has sliders to a wooden deck and lovely level garden. There is a wood-burning fireplace that serves as the centerpiece of the space. At either end of the living room are two flexible spaces. Used as bookend offices by the current owners, the rooms are easily reimagined to suit the next owner's needs. Completing the entry level floor are two bedrooms and two baths. One serves as the primary bedroom with "en suite" bath and wall of closets. Head downstairs to the kitchen and dining room, with three doors out to the patio, a wood-burning stove, a large laundry/mudroom, and a large storage closet with utilities. The cook's kitchen can hold all those who always end up in the kitchen, and has so much storage you'll never have to pass on another gadget. The floor also has a full bathroom. Heading back up stairs to the third level, you find two more bedrooms and another full bath. Come visit and imagine how you would live in this modern retreat.
Listing courtesy of Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill. Contact: (215) 247-3600