Courtesy of: BHHS Fox & Roach The Harper At Rittenhouse Square
Days On Market: 28
Year Build: 1915
Square Footage: 1,877 Sq ft
Total Baths: 3
Full Baths: 3
Greenfield AlbertElementary School
Greenfield AlbertMiddle School
Franklin BenjaminHigh School
Address: 517 S 16TH ST
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
Pristine Historic Townhome on a tree-lined street in south Rittenhouse Square - close to Avenue of the Arts adjacent to the Graduate neighborhood and burgeoning South Street West. A classic Georgian Revival brick facade features marble steps, custom Philadelphia fabricated iron flower boxes that match the tree fence and railing, lintels and sills as well as an original corbeled cornice. A vestibule entry with glazed transom leads into the open living and dining room, greeting you with high ceilings, original long leaf yellow pine floors and crown moulding. A brick hearth wood burning fireplace with original mantelpiece centers the space and is flanked by abundant built-ins for display, books and media storage. The gourmet eat-in-kitchen is a home cook’s delight, featuring commercial grade Dacor gas cooktop, built-in wall oven, microwave, warming drawer and oversized SubZero refrigerator. The stainless appliances and counters contrast beautifully against the warm Cherry cabinetry. A gallery shelf encircles the space offering both display space and for keeping your favorite saute pan within reach. Large double French doors open to the bricked garden just off the kitchen. The mossy walls create an idyllic refuge framed by a custom trellis and form the perfect spot for grilling and al fresco dining - there’s even a “gardening shed” recessed into the building. Upstairs at the second level you'll find a small office, den, or bedroom with built-in storage and an exposed beam ceiling, An efficient hall bath with stall shower is nested right next to it. The front room is the primary bedroom suite with high ceilings and divided light windows, and dimmer switches control the recessed lighting in the built-in bookcases as well as throughout the home. Dual closets frame the entry to the ensuite marble bath. There is both a jetted soaking tub and glass enclosed shower, a vintage pedestal sink creates the room’s focal point. The top level is plushly carpeted for comfort and could be an alternate primary suite or third bedroom. Generously proportioned with space enough for desk, a sitting area or multiple dressers the room also boasts a large walk-in closet and built-in cabinetry. The ensuite bath is fully appointed with blue and white ceramic tile, a tub/shower combination and pedestal sink. The basement level is a huge space spanning the home’s full depth offering endless storage, the home’s mechanical systems and brand new full size laundry. Located in the Greenfield Elementary catchment and just down the street from Independence Charter school the home is a Walker, Biker, and Rider’s “Paradise”. The city at your doorstep, close to Tio Flores, Rex, Pumpkin, Sawatdee, Southgate Korean, Plenty Cafe, Nic Grooming and just blocks to the Academy of Music, Suzanne Roberts Theatre, Wilma, Kimmel Center and so much more - right in the heart of town. Come see this lovely home today!
Please note that the City of Philadelphia has conducted a real estate tax reassessment, effective January 1, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of this process on the future real estate taxes for any properties in Philadelphia, you should contact the City of Philadelphia.
Courtesy of: BHHS Fox & Roach The Harper At Rittenhouse Square Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 19th May, 2022 12:53 AM (UTC)
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