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2203 Saint James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

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2203 Saint James Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Welcome to 2203 Saint James Place, a stunning historic home attributed to famed Philadelphia architect Frank Furness with touches of timeless style from the Victorian Era centrally located in Rittenhouse Square. By history this home was designed as one of pair of homes for two sisters and now offers a rare opportunity to own one of the few remaining preserved residential properties attributed to Furness. With over 2,800 square feet of pristinely kept living space, including four bedrooms, three and half bathrooms, a steam sauna and a private in-law suite all filled with preserved historical touches interspersed with carefully chosen modern updates, this home provides the versatility and style you’ve been searching for. Its entrance is a classic style with a formidable double front door that leads into a vestibule space accented by a pair of leaded glass windows and a vintage tile floor. A pair of arched doors leads you from the vestibule into the open concept first floor, that is perfectly laid out for entertaining friends and family. This floor begins with a nice-sized reception room that offers an alternative space to lounge, chat and even mix cocktails, while still being connected to the kitchen and the dining area. The kitchen is a classic galley style with solid wood cabinetry, neutral granite countertops, sleek subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances with a large pantry space for extra storage. The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen and features a fireplace and built-in curio cabinets to add interest. French doors seamlessly connect the dining room to the private outdoor deck to create the perfect atmosphere for indoor/outdoor living (and entertaining!). A gorgeous hand-crafted wooden stairwell filled with intricate details takes you to the upper levels of the home. On the second level, the main living area exudes elegance with its high ceilings, custom molding and original wood-burning fireplace. This room features two oversized southern facing windows that flood the space with sunlight during the daytime hours. At night, it becomes the perfect intimate spot to relax and enjoy the warmth and calm provided by the fireplace. A wet bar with marble tile accents and a powder room were added outside of this living space for functionality. Down the hallway, you’ll find the library which is filled with custom woodwork reminiscent of the Victorian Era. The library is arguably the jewel of this home, filled with one-of-a-kind finishes including an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves complete with a rolling ladder handcrafted specifically for the space, an oversized built-in desk and an original fireplace with an ornately detailed mantel piece and tile hearth. On the third level, the main bedroom wows with another original fireplace and mantel piece adorned with malachite-colored tile and has two California closets. The main bathroom is fully updated with classic light gray toned marble throughout, a walk-in glass shower with rainfall showerhead, marble-topped double vanity and heated flooring for a bit of extra luxury. There is another large bedroom with a fireplace across from the main bedroom. On the top floor you will find two more spacious bedrooms and a renovated full bathroom complete with a bathtub. The front bedroom has a walk-in closet and provides access to a luxurious steam sauna, an ideal quiet spot to take a bit of time to relax in after a long day. The lower level of the home is an in-law suite with large flexible use space (currently used as a gym), renovated full bathroom, kitchenette and a mudroom/utility space with a separate entrance on Saint James Place. The seller will pay for one year of parking in a spot located directly behind the home which has close access to a new electrical outlet rated to charge an electric vehicle with an acceptable offer. Located in the award-winning Greenfield Elementary School catchment.


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Property Details

City: PhiladelphiaProperty Type: Residential - Townhouse
Subdivision: RITTENHOUSE SQUARELot Size: 0.02 Acres
Taxes: $17,686Bathrooms: 3 full 1 partial
Status: ACTIVESquare Feet: 2800
Year Built: 1850MLS#: PAPH2183006

Property Features

Property Type: Residential - TownhouseLot Dimensions: 0.02 Acre(S)
Additional Structures: Above Grade, Below GradeLot Size: 0.02 Acres
Basement: Outside Entrance, Fully FinishedMunicipality: PHILADELPHIA
Basement: YesParking Features: Prepaid, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s)
Cooling: Central A/CParking Notes: 1 Total Parking Spaces
Days on Market: 60Sewer: Public Sewer
Exterior: MasonrySQFT Above Finished: 2800
Fireplace: WoodSQFT Total Finished: 2800
Fireplaces: 4Stories: 4.0
Fuel Type: Natural GasStructure Type: Interior Row/Townhouse
Heating: Baseboard - Electric, Radiant, Hot WaterTaxes: $17,686
Home Style: TraditionalWater: Public
Interior: SaunaYear Built: 1850

School Information

Elementary School: GREENFIELD ALBERT

Listed By

Agency Name: Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
Agency Phone: 2674358015

Shown By

Agent Name: Jeff Webb
Agent Phone: (267) 614-1855

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