Jeff “City” Block
2216 Saint James Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
This grand Gothic Revival home (c. 1862) with remarkable space and abundant character offers dramatic ceiling heights; superior width (25′ feet wide), and a most lovely brick garden, all on a sought-after, tree-lined block in Philadelphia’s historic Rittenhouse Square. Featuring 5 bedrooms, plus Family Room, 3.5 baths and a fully separate ground level apartment (with separate street access and interior stairs as well) that presents an ideal opportunity for multi-generational living, guests, or other full or part time occupants (or simply incorporate the space into the home as a superb family entertaining area). 1 year pre-paid PARKING within 1 block (self-park GARAGE, where seller has parked for years). Just a wonderful home – 11′ ceilings on both the 1st and 2nd floor; spectacular southern light along the entire rear face; and original detail, moldings, and hardwood floors. The home features a grand, 3-story staircase topped by a big, bright skylight; significant arched windows along the historic facade; original shutters; 6 fireplaces with beautiful mantles; and original doors. The wonderful 1st floor plan includes a big kitchen (with newer appliances), a very spacious living area and breakfast area, and a lovely dining room. Taking full advantage of the 25′ width, this home offers big rooms throughout, including a huge master bedroom suite and terrific family room. 3-zone HVAC. Excellent closets and storage. This amazing Philadelphia home is featured in Historic Rittenhouse, A Philadelphia Neighborhood (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1985), and is on the Philadelphia Historic Register. Spectacular volume, space, and bones on a premier Rittenhouse block, a short walk to the Square, Schuylkill River Park (with park, dog park, River Trail and Boardwalk), Fitler Square, and the best restaurants, cafes, and shopping in Center City. Easy walk to Penn, Drexel, HUP & CHOP. In the Greenfield School catchment and with convenient, walkable, access to The Philadelphia School, Friends Select, both Greene Town and Clementine Montessori schools, and Trinity, along with many popular day cares. 98 WalkScore. 100 TransitScore. 99 BikeScore. NOTE–1 year pre-paid PARKING within 1 block (self-park GARAGE, where seller has parked for years).
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