|Home area||8,645 sqft|
|Lot Area||1.94 acres|
Designed and built by renowned architect John Graham, JR in 1915, The Orchard is a classically designed home providing over 8,600 square feet of luxurious living space. 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half bathrooms, 9 unique, grand fireplaces, approximately 2 acres of mature landscaping with beautiful garden features, a gorgeous outdoor heated swimming pool with spa and a separate converted barn with 2 car-garage and gym/recreation room are only some of this home’s magnificent features.
The Orchard was built and designed to impeccable standards that are still visible today. From the exceptional craftsmanship to the attention to detail, this home is truly spectacular. As you approach the front portico, you will immediately realize you are entering a unique, one-of-a-kind home. The intricate mill work in the grand foyer is like a piece of art. The formal living room, which originally housed a pipe organ, includes the original hardwood floors, wood burning fireplace, beautiful over-sized windows and French doors leading to the side and back patios creating the ideal spot for entertaining friends and family. Down the galleried hallway you will find an intimate library with walls of built-in bookcases and a wood-burning fireplace. The impressive, formal dining room includes a view of the lush backyard, fireplace, original built-in china cabinets and “Views of North America” Rixheim wallpaper as seen in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House. Adjacent to the dining room is the large eat-in kitchen, breakfast room and butlers pantry. As you ascend the staircase you can’t miss the remarkable carpentry and detail that went in to building this home.
The second floor includes a spacious master bedroom retreat with a wood-burning fireplace, walk in closet, dressing room, sitting room, access to a private sleeping porch and a master bath with soaking tub, vanity and shower. Three additional en suite bedrooms, all with wood burning fireplaces and a large linen safe complete the second floor. The third floor includes a recreation room that features exposed wood beams and wood burning fireplace, two bedrooms, one with private bathroom and expansive walk-in cedar closet.
A 2-bedroom apartment, with its own entrance, is the perfect space for guests, in-laws, or an au-pair suite. The converted barn includes a 2-car garage and exercise/dance studio which could be perfect your home office. This home is conveniently located within walking distance to Chestnut Hill also known as Philadelphia Garden District, public transportation, restaurants, shops and an easy commute to Center City, PHL Airport and much more. The Orchard is truly a magnificent estate and is waiting to tell its next story.
Additional Buildings / Amenities
- Carriage House
- Finished Basement
- Guest Cottage