8720 GERMANTOWN AVENUE

PHILADELPHIA, PA, 19118

$1,750,000

$238 per ft²
$1,750,000
$238 per ft²
Pending
Pending
 - For Sale
beds
4 Beds
baths
4 Baths
carpenters-square
7,342 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1888
Welcome to Yellowstone. Designed by Theophilus Chandler, founder and president of The University of Pennsylvania's architectural school, this unique and graceful home was built in 1888 for a Union general, who was one of the first recipients of the Medal of Honor. Its colorful history also includes Grace Kelly spending a good part of her childhood here, riding horses out of the stable/carriage house. Her 1956 "Wedding of the Century" to Prince Rainier of Monaco was planned in the main house, with the help of her godmother Pauline McCloskey, then owner of the property. Entering the home, you'll find a living room with attached office to your left and a beautiful wood paneled den with a working wood burning fireplace to your right. That room connects to another office area that leads to butlers pantry and a warm inviting kitchen overlooking the gardens and yard. The second floor has two bedrooms with an adjoining full bath and another library that leads into a former billiards room with a vaulted ceiling that has been used for formal dinners and could also be used as another bedroom. The third floor has a spacious primary suite with french doors overlooking the yard and an attached dressing room and another full bath. There are two outbuildings with three one bedroom units that house tenants providing almost $5,000 in rent. There is the charming cottage house and the carriage house which has a garage that can fit three cars and above it two generous sized apartments, each with their own wood burning fireplaces and an adjoining patio overlooking a private and beautiful garden. The location can't be beat. Situated at the Top of the Hill across the street from the Library, you can walk out the door and make your way to the many charming shops and restaurants that line the Avenue. The Chestnut Hill West and East Railroad Lines are within two blocks for an easy ride into Center City. Also within walking distance are numerous entrances to the beautiful Wissahickon Valley of Fairmount Park with its many trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and bird watching along with its picturesque stream with a covered bridge and waterfalls. There is also easy access to the PA Turnpike, the Blue Route and 76.
MLS® ID:
PAPH2085060
Updated:
9/26/22

Interior Features

Total Bedrooms
4
Full Bathrooms
3
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Floor Description
Hardwood
Cooling
Central A/C
Heating
Forced Air

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
1.07 acres lot
Exterior Features
Above Grade, Below Grade
Architectural Style
Mediterranean
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Other Property Details

Area Name
19118 (19118)
Taxes
$17829.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
3
Parking
Y
View
N
County
PHILADELPHIA
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Zoning
RSA3

Property History

Date
Event
Price
Value
7/30/22
Pending
-
-
7/7/22
Active
-
-
6/21/22
Pending
-
-
6/17/22
Price Change
$1,750,000
-6%
6/6/22
Price Change
$1,875,000
-6%
5/20/22
Price Change
$2,000,000
-11%
5/12/22
Price Change
$2,250,000
-9%
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