1025 WESTVIEW STREET

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19119

$3,000,000

$300 per ft²
$3,000,000
$300 per ft²
Sold
Sold
beds
7 Beds
baths
8 Baths
carpenters-square
9,977 ft²
property_type
Condo
calendar
Built 1931
Remarkable for its history, masterful design and meticulous condition, Leeds House was originally conceived for conductor Leopold Stokowski by leading Philadelphia architects Mellor & Meigs. The architects later enlisted Morris E. Leeds to commission their ultimate country house within the city. By 1931, Morris and Hadassah Leeds realized their dream, sparing no expense to create a residence that remains an outstanding example of Norman Revival architecture and artisan craftsmanship. Beautifully sited on 1.25 parklike acres, it offers 7 bedrooms and 7.1 baths. The grand entry hall, three stories high with exposed timbers and second-floor balcony, is dramatic and light-filled. Beautifully proportioned formal rooms, with high ceilings, tall casement windows, fireplaces, and expansive wall spaces for art, encourage entertaining. Yet, this sophisticated 10,000-square-foot house is ideal for everyday living with an open floor plan that includes formal living room and dining room, library/den, and study. A generous gourmet kitchen with a large casual dining area is reached through a spectacular butler's pantry. Upstairs is a wealth of livable space. Most stunning is the master bedroom suite, where sleeping quarters can be awash in light from sunrise to sunset, and a sitting room is an airy retreat. The renovated master bath, finished in basalt, has striking garden views. Two other large en suite bedrooms, each with updated bathrooms, offer "treehouse" views of the grounds. Another second-story wing provides a gallery-style hall leading to rooms well suited for bedrooms, offices, and children's spaces. With kitchenette, two full baths, rear stairwell to the kitchen, and outside entrance, this wing can serve as comfortable guest or staff accommodations. The lush grounds, designed by Harrison, Mertz & Emlen, are bordered in stone walls and laced with specimen trees and shrubs that provide color and visual interest through the seasons. A terrace lawn extends to the heated pool in a private setting. Accessible via stone paths through informal gardens, the lower grounds and lawn are next to Wissahickon Park. On West Mount Airy's best block, Leeds House is a wonderful example of a preeminent Philadelphia home, in exceptional condition, with all the modern amenities. Its enduring architecture, craftsmanship and natural surroundings will be as compelling in 2030 as in 1930. Its unique location, just steps from the beloved Wissahickon Trails, offers a quick commute to center city Philadelphia or drive to Manhattan.
MLS® ID:
PAPH1000896
Updated:
7/1/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Energy Efficient Appliances, Freezer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Water Heater, Water Heater - High-Efficiency, Commercial Range, Disposal, Dryer
Total Bedrooms
7
Full Bathrooms
7
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
2 nd Kitchen, Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Dining Area, Exposed Beams, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Primary Bath(s), Pantry, Store/Office, Window Treatments, Wood Floors, Additional Stairway, Breakfast Area, Crown Moldings, Kitchenette, Recessed Lighting, Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops
Floor Description
Hardwood, Stone, Ceramic Tile
Fireplace
Stone, Mantel(s)
Cooling
Central A/C, Heat Pump(s), Multi Units, Programmable Thermostat, Zoned
Heating
Zoned, Radiator, Steam, Heat Pump(s)

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
1.24 acres lot
Exterior Features
Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Lawn Sprinkler, Stone Retaining Walls
Architectural Style
Normandy, Tudor
Roof
Slate
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Other Property Details

Area Name
19119 (19119)
Taxes
$26826.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
No
Parking
Crushed Stone, Gravel Driveway
View
Y
County
PHILADELPHIA
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Pool Description
Heated, In Ground, Filtered, Concrete
Zoning
RSD1

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
1/27/22
Sold
-
-
1/27/22
Price Change
$3,000,000
-6%
11/21/21
Pending
-
-
10/30/21
Active Under Contract
-
-

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