So far as historic houses go, it’s laborious to prime one that truly predates the nation the place it’s situated. However that’s precisely what makes this Philadelphia townhome, in-built 1763 at 231 Spruce Road, so distinctive.
Initially owned by well-known ship captain James Gibbon, the five-bedroom, two-bath house was final bought in 2006 for $990,000.
The superbly maintained property was lately listed for $1.9 million.
With greater than 3,400 sq. ft (together with a personal terrace), the absolutely modernized house nonetheless retains a lot of its unique attraction.
“There are 5 historic fireplaces, 4 of that are operational,” says itemizing agent Andrew Mascieri. “The King of Prussia fire that greets you as you enter the house is essentially the most beautiful, however additionally, you will discover unique moldings and flooring all through the property.”
The house’s magnificence lies in these little particulars, such because the newly added leaded-glass home windows and the Italian Bisazza mosaic tiles lining the walk-in bathe.
The most recent homeowners additionally made a number of notable upgrades, together with a brand new roof in 2015. This can enable for the restoration of the house’s unique third-floor deck house.
With ample room for a bigger household (or to host visitors), the home has a personal prime ground that may function an workplace or additional bed room. There’s additionally a completed basement, full with a wine cellar.
The property sits squarely on the heart of a residential sizzling spot.
“Society Hill is without doubt one of the finest neighborhoods in Philly,” says Mascieri. “You’re near superb eating places, eateries, and the wealthy artwork scene of Previous Metropolis.”
And let’s not overlook concerning the river entry, with loads of scenic walkways and bike paths.