31 & 29 W BELLS MILL ROAD

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19118

$1,975,000

$294 per ft²
$1,975,000
$294 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
6 Beds
baths
6 Baths
carpenters-square
6,702 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1918
Nestled on over four plus acres and adjacent tothe Wissahickon Valley Park you will find “Sugar Loaf Orchard Estate”, circa 1918. This wonderful estate consists of a magnificent Colonial Revival stone house sheltered by stately trees, a stone detached Cottage with residential dwellings & three car garage, and a one acre subdivided lot. The premises totals approximately 4.8 acres. The elegant 2 1/2 story manor house with slate roof, gardens, & stone laced terraces, together with the stone carriage house are sited on 3.8 acres adjacent to the Fairmont Park (tax #: 092237814) . The manor house offers a flagstone foyer, entrance room with gracious staircase, a grand living room with fireplace & bay window overlooking the peaceful wooded valley, a bright sunroom, and a formal dining room with bay window & fireplace that adjoins a paneled library with fireplace. A primary bedroom suite with two full bathrooms, sitting room with fireplace, & a sleeping porch, and two more bedrooms with private bathrooms comprise the second floor. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a den comprise the third floor. An au pair suite is located above the large kitchen with 2 pantries. This house features a hipped iron front door hood, wood floors, pocket doors, and a full basement with outside entrance. Acclaimed landscape architect, Ms Ellen Shipman, who was mentored by Mr. Oldshead created the orginal landscape design. The 1 acre lot is sited on a gently sloping wooden southern hillside (tax #: 092237812). The manor house was designed by Martin & Kirkpatrick Architects and the surrounding grounds are dotted with the remnants of original greenhouse and stone ice shed. Exhibiting substantial deferred maintenance, this estate atop a Southern facing verdant hill offers a new owner an opportunity to oversee a rewarding restoration project. The recently subdivided lot offers various opportunities. Walkable to the Morris Arboretum, the Woodmere Art Museum, Wissahickon hiking trails, the estate is near to Chestnut Hill's shops, restaurants, & commuter trains . Access to premises is confirmed by a recorded Easement Agreement with Chestnut Hill College, a university offering private security. The premises to be sold in "AS IS, where is, and with all faults condition". *Please do not drive through the property without an appointment*
MLS® ID:
PAPH2106932
Updated:
9/26/22

Interior Features

Total Bedrooms
6
Full Bathrooms
5
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Pantry, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Floor Description
Wood, Solid Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Cooling
None
Heating
Hot Water

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
5.14 acres lot
Exterior Features
Stone Retaining Walls, Above Grade, Below Grade
Architectural Style
Colonial
Lot Details
Partly Wooded, Sloping
Roof
Slate
Sewer
On Site Septic

School Information

School District
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Other Property Details

Area Name
19118 (19118)
Taxes
$31221.14
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
3
Parking
Y
View
N
County
PHILADELPHIA
Utilities
Natural Gas Available, Electric Available
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Zoning
RSD1
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