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Date 05/11/2022

238 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

2 Half
Sq. Ft.
Acre Lot
Courtesy: Prime Realty Partners> Pennsylvania> Philadelphia> 19106
In the heart of Society Hill, on a very popular tree-lined block, sits 238 Spruce Street, a Revolutionary War era house dating back to 1782. This Georgian Style townhome with its original brick facade is fabulous enough to be Philadelphia Historic Registry certified. When you enter this home through its vestibule, you will find a welcoming living area perfect for entertaining guests. This 1st FL Living Room, with adjacent 1/2 Bath, shares space with a dining area leading to the Kitchen. The Kitchen hosts one of the 4 original wood burning fireplaces in the home and features updates including a butcher block countertop, a limestone and slate backsplash, a pantry closet, and a counter-depth LG refrigerator. The Dutch door in the Kitchen leads out to a cozy brick courtyard. Looking at the 2nd FL, the current owners use a portion of this space for their main Living Room. Here you will find French doors leading to an Office that has also been used as a bedroom space and that incorporates the homeâs 2nd fireplace. Making your way to the rear of this level and stepping down, you will find another bedroom with the 3rd fireplace and many built-in shelves. This room has a gorgeous glass paneled door with Juliet balcony overlooking the courtyard. The 2nd FL includes a new Full Bath with heated tile floors, tankless toilet, and Hansgrohe showerhead and auxiliary handheld showerhead in a stall shower that also has heated tile floors. Following a curved stairway to the 3rd Floor, youâll find a charming Master Bedroom area. The owners have organized this sequence of rooms into a master suite that has the homeâs 4th fireplace and an adjoining Changing Room providing access to the Master Bathroom and a Rooftop Deck. If desired, the Changing Room could be converted to a standalone bedroom. As with the Full Bath on the 2nd Floor, the Master Bathroom has heated tile floors, tankless toilet, and a Hansgrohe showerhead and an auxiliary handheld showerhead in a stall shower that also has heated tile floors. Finally, stepping out onto a newer, large deck overlooking the rear courtyard, youâll find the decking used here is Ipe wood. This heavyweight, sustainably harvested tropical wood has been allowed to weather to a warm gray color, but is tremendously durable, extremely resistant to insect and fungal attack, and has a reputation for lasting decades when exposed to the elements. Continuing to the 4th Floor, there is a multifunctional space which has been used as a large bedroom, an office, and a craft room in recent years. Featuring a wall of built-in shelving, a gabled ceiling with dormer windows and exposed beams, and its own Half Bath, this floor provides a flexible bonus living space. To round things out, letâs not forget the full basement that presents owners with another multi-functional space. This warm, dry basement offers original exposed brick arches; with some new creative ideas, it could be great for another gathering space. Finally, there is original random plank flooring throughout much of the house, a high velocity AC unit that was recently replaced, and 3 mini-split heating and AC units on a supplemental system that can accommodate up to 2 additional units, if desired. The benefits of living in Society Hill are many, including an abundance of conveniences and attractions. Just to name a few, it is blocks away from the University Hospitals, the I-95 & I-676 roadways, and the bridges connecting Philly to South Jersey. Itâs a quick 10-mile ride to get access to Philadelphia International Airport and just steps away from the Delaware River, Pennâs Landing, Spruce Street Harbor Park, and the beloved Farmersâ Market at Head House Square. Located in the well-regarded McCall School Catchment area, and not far from the St. Peterâs School, a respected independent school, consider packing your bags and moving your loved ones to the beautiful and well cared for home in the Society Hill area of the City of Brotherly Love.
Townhouse, Contemporary, Georgian
2 Full/2 Half
0.02 Acres
Gas Water Heater, Public Water Service
Public Sewer
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