313 S AMERICAN STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106
As you walk down American Street, soak in Philadelphia’s rich history as you walk over each and every cobblestone. This lovely Society Hill townhouse was originally built in 1847 and underwent renovations designed by award winning architect, Cecil Baker. Baker created a two-story interior atrium space with a glass wall and palladium window. On the historic exterior are new planter boxes at the front windows and original wood shutters that were rebuilt, stripped and repainted.
As you walk up your front steps, enter into your foyer and to the left you will find a spacious living room with one of the four fireplaces in the home. This fireplace is a new gas log vented fireplace that will cozy up this space right away. This room has new custom built-in Millwork bookshelves, media cabinet and a spacious coat closet. There are recessed lights throughout the home and all wooden floors are original pine wood flooring. The living room overlooks one of the large glass walls Cecil Baker curated in the home. In the evening the custom pendant lighting creates a special ambiance. Step forward to a sunny spacious den that has radiant heated floors and overlooks the outside space through a classic Baker glass wall. This area could be perfect for a home office or cozy den where house plants would thrive.
Turn the corner to go downstairs to your beautiful open concept kitchen and dining room with a new chef’s kitchen complete with new appliances such as a gas cooktop stove, electric wall oven, convection microwave combo, a unique bar/pantry storage with a custom walnut Millwork breakfast bar, along with LED downlighting throughout all the drawers and cabinets with lots of storage. The fireplace on this level is wood burning with a new chimney line and new tile surrounded. This fireplace is where the original cooking fireplace was when the house was first built. There is a full built-in bar area on this level and it is cleverly tucked away behind an unassuming door! On this level of the home, the floors are heated to keep your toes warm and there is a half bathroom along with a glass door that leads out to a new patio which includes a new built-in gas grill with a natural gas hook up installed in 2017 and new flagstone & stone wall/planter. Head back up the stairs to the 2nd floor where you will find the main en-suite bedroom which includes a built-in closet system, dressing room, fireplaces, lots of storage and a private terrace which this year had its pavers removed, cleaned and reinstalled after new roofing was installed beneath it! The new main bath spa shower has heated floors and a heated towel bar along with all newer fixtures and Porcelanosa tiles. The fireplace in the bathroom/dressing room area is functional wood burning but has not been used during the current owner's time in the home and was recently retiled, in 2017. Adjacent to the main bedroom is a new laundry room with Miele stacked washer/dryer and built in storage with a water safety shut off. Head up to the 3rd level and you’ll find two bedrooms and a full bathroom. The front bedroom has ample loft storage and a multiple-closet system. The back room overlooks the outside spaces where you can look out to see the beautiful historic city. This level also has stairs for roof access through a skylight where you will find your A/C and heating systems and a new coated roof. This home is located in the heart of Society Hill near fantastic restaurants, retail and is just 1 block from Head House Square with great shops and a Sunday Farmers Market as well as Three Bears Park. The sellers lease a space very close to the home and will include 1-year parking & transfer of the lease with an acceptable Agreement. This home is beautiful and unique in the heart of Philadelphia. You can feel the history as you walk along the surrounding streets and soak up the sun on one of your outside areas.