Listed By:
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
603 W Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA
$ 8,495,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH2316756
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19118
  • NeighborhoodChestnut Hill
  • Zip19118
  • StyleTraditional,Manor
  • Year Built1929
  • Taxes$ 59421
  • Price$ 8,495,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms6
  • Sqr Footage13241
  • Lot Size3.77 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

In the late 1700s, when Chestnut Hill was still many country miles outside of Philadelphia, a single-room-deep stone farmhouse was built in a valley where coldwater streams laced the forest floor. More than 200 years later, that simple stone house was seamlessly expanded by architect Peter Zimmerman into the best possible version of a classic Chestnut Hill stone home. Working with the terrain, Zimmerman created additions that blend organically into this most picturesque of settings. Beyond the immaculate parking courtyard and discreet navy blue main entry door lies a sophisticated, state-of-the-art residence. Beautifully designed for entertaining and daily living, the interior is a masterclass in color and pattern, infused with natural light and fresh energy unlike any other home in this sedate corner of Philadelphia. Interiors flow into outdoor garden rooms, each with a completely different feeling. Great care and much thought went into every space, from its reception area to the kitchen to its gathering spaces and private quarters upstairs. The house was completely gutted to incorporate all modern technological conveniences and amenities, including adaptive and remote lighting, temperature and security controls. Interior spaces were modernized and reorganized to accommodate lifestyle and entertaining requirements. This level of planning has resulted in a home that is aesthetically stunning and also easier to maintain and manage. The new site plan, which includes a pool, allows for sweeping views of the upper portion of the property as well as long vistas from nearly all of the interiors. As it flowed hundreds of years ago, the babbling brook is still there, well managed thanks to smart site engineering, flowing into and then out of a renovated springhouse into a large pond at the end of the property. A grass-covered stone walking bridge opens each side of the pond for long strolls around the property, creating the finishing touch to this private world that feels light years away from the city.

Price History
1/31/2024 Listed $8,495,000

General Features

Interior Features 2nd Kitchen,Additional Stairway,Cedar Closet(s),Crown Moldings,Curved Staircase,Family Room Off Kitchen,Formal/Separate Dining Room,Kitchen - Eat-In,Kitchen - Gourmet,Kitchen - Island,Recessed Lighti
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Forced Air
Cooling Central A/C
Utilities Cable TV,Natural Gas Available,Phone
Possession 61-90 Days CD,90-120 Days CD
Roof Tile
Appliances Built-In Microwave,Built-In Range,Commercial Range,Dishwasher,Dryer,Extra Refrigerator/Freezer,Freezer,Icemaker,Refrigerator,Stainless Steel Appliances,Washer
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape,Exterior Lighting,Flood Lights,Gutter System,Lawn Sprinkler,Outbuilding(s),Stone Retaining Walls,Underground Lawn Sprinkler
Zoning RSD1
Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Patio/Porch Features Balconies- Multiple,Patio(s),Screened,Terrace
Architectural Style Traditional,Manor
Pool Features In Ground,Heated
Security Features Exterior Cameras,Motion Detectors,Security System
Construction Materials Stone
Exclusions Dining Room Draperies
Year Built 1929
Electric 200+ Amp Service
View Garden/Lawn,Pond
Levels 2
Tax Year 2024
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Geothermal
Accessibility None
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions St Martins to west on W Hartwell Ln to property
ModificationTimestamp 2024-04-06T06:01:48
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Senior Community Y/N No
Zoning Description Single Family
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
Lot Size Square Feet 164092.00
Tax Assessed Value 4245000.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name HARTWELL
Tax Annual Amount 59421.0
Home Warranty Y/N No
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 4.00
Price Per Sq Ft 687.58
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Historic Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 13241
Days on Market 63
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Tax Lot 53
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Geo-thermal
Basement Full,Improved
Flooring Wood,Tile/Brick,Stone,Marble,Hardwood,Carpet
Total Fireplaces 4
Fireplace Features Gas/Propane
Hot Water Other
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 12355
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 6
Street Suffix LANE
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
Below Grade Finished Area 886
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Sitting Room,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Kitchen,Family Room,Library,Foyer,Breakfast Room,Bedroom 1,Exercise Room,In-Law/auPair/Suite,Laundry,Mud Room,Office,Recreatio
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 4
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 11

Exterior Features

Fencing Wood,Aluminum
Lot Features Additional Lot(s),Front Yard,Landscaping,Partly Wooded,Pond,Rear Yard,Sloping,Stream/Creek
Water Source Public
Inclusions Washers/Dryers Refrigerators/Wine Refrigerator/Freezer
Total Parking Spaces 10
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry,Garage Door Opener,Inside Access,Oversized,Additional Storage Area
Type of Parking Attached Garage,Driveway
Land Use Code C38
Foundation Details Stone
Water View Y/N Yes
Lot Dimensions 844.00 x 258.00
Lot Size Acres 3.77
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Land Assessed Value 849000.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Attached Garage Spaces 2
LotDimensionsSource Assessor

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Exercise Room Main
Family Room Main
Foyer Main
Half Bath Lower 1
In-Law/auPair/Suite Upper 1
Kitchen Main
Laundry Upper 1
Library Main
Living Room Main
Media Room Lower 1
Mud Room Main
Office Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Recreation Room Main
Sitting Room Upper 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19118

AVG $3.18M
AVG $19,319
AVG 1438
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1949