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Listing 5 out of 1,107
$799,000 Under Contract

235 Rex Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

4 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,458 sq ft; lot: 6098 sq ft - MLS# PAPH722510
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Charming and enchanting, this beautifully renovated and updated 19th Century Chestnut Hill farmhouse will captivate you from the moment you walk in. Deep window sills and window seats, gorgeous hardwood and pine floors throughout, generous room sizes, high ceilings and custom moldings are just some of the timeless features of this meticulously maintained home. Thoughtfully and carefully renovated in recent years, this is a fabulous home for both formal and informal entertaining yet with everyday living in mind. The main floor features a large living room highlighted by a gas fireplace, cozy library with built-ins and a family room with wet bar. The eat-in kitchen offers granite counters, subway tile backsplash, ceramic tile flooring, and Bosch and JennAir stainless appliances. The handsome dining room includes a gas fireplace, built-ins and two sets of doors that open to a delightful sun porch overlooking a serene rear yard enhanced by a flagstone patio, specimen plantings and a small pond. Bright and airy with windows that bring the outside in, the inviting master suite overlooks the majestic rear yard and offers a tray ceiling with recessed lighting, an updated limestone bath and both a walk-in and a double closet. Three additional bedrooms, one with ensuite bath, and another full bath round out the upper levels of this home. Additional assets include central air, neutral decor, updated baths, recessed and custom lighting, Buderus heater new in 2010, custom window treatments, mudroom, security system, waterproofed basement, generous storage and closet space and a rear shed. Located on a very desirable Chestnut Hill street within easy walking distance of the Wissahickon trails, Shoppes of Chestnut Hill, dining and public transportation, this special home awaits the most discriminating buyer.


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Detached
  • Listing Status: Under Contract
  • County/Area: Philadelphia County
  • Zip Code: 19118
  • Year Built: 1886
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
  • School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
  • Elementary School: John Story Jenks School
  • Middle School: John Story Jenks School
  • High School: Germantown
  • Sq.Ft.: 3,458 sq ft
  • Style: Farmhouse/National Folk
  • Stories: 3+ Story
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Yes, Other, Sump Pump, Unfinished, Partial
  • Fireplace: Yes, Gas/Propane, 2
  • Lot Size: 6098 sq ft
  • Baths: 4
  • Zoning: RSA3
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 3,458
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
  • Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 3
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2: 1
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 4
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1: 2
  • Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2: 2
  • Below Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Below Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin Area Units: Square Feet
  • Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Building Total SQFT: 3,458
  • Central Air Y/N: Yes
  • Construction Materials: Masonry, Other
  • Cooling: Electric
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Directions: Germantown Ave to Rex Ave or Seminole Ave to Rex Ave
  • Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
  • Entry Floor Number: 1
  • Exterior Features: Street Lights, Sidewalks
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood, Slate, Tile/Brick
  • Floors In Unit Count: 4
  • Foundation Details: Stone
  • Heating: Oil
  • Heating Type: Hot Water
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Improvements: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Inclusions: Shed, Washer, Dryer, Kitchen Refrigerator
  • Interior Features: Wet/Dry Bar, Walk-in Closet(s), Upgraded Countertops, Stall Shower, Stain/Lead Glass, Recessed Lighting, Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Eat-In, Floor Plan - Traditional, Crown Moldings, CeilngFan(s), Built-Ins
  • Land Use Code: A51
  • Laundry Type: Lower Floor
  • Lot Dimensions: 40.31 x 148.00
  • Lot SQFT: 5,966
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Main Entrance Orientation: Southwest
  • Municipal Trash Y/N: Yes
  • OtherStructuresList:Other Structures: Shed
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s), Porch(es)
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Parking Features: Stone Driveway
  • Photo Option: Lister Will Upload All
  • Property Condition: Turn Key, Shows Well, Average+
  • Room Count: 10
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Sun/Florida Room
  • SchoolDistrictSource: 3rd Party
  • Security Features: Security System
  • Selling Agent: Louise Dalessandro
  • Selling Office: Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Story List: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
  • Tax Annual Amount: 11571.45
  • Tax Total Finished SQFT: 3,458
  • Tax Year: 2019
  • Total Below Grade SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total Finished SQFT: 3,458
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 3
  • Total Non-Garage Parking Spaces: 3
  • Total SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Type Of Parking: Off Street
  • Utilities: Phone, Cable TV
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: Wood Ceilings, Plaster Walls, Tray Ceilings
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built Source: Assessor
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