145 E Bells Mill Road

Philadelphia, PA
$ 1,695,000 Beds 4 Baths 3.5 Sq 6,292 Virtual Tour
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Welcome to Casa Mura, a John Simon Sabatino original design built In 1989. Included in this sale is the adjacent lot of 178 Hillcrest to give you over an acre of privacy and a wonderful driveway connector from Bells Mill Road to Hillcrest Avenue. Sabatino built this house for himself amid the ruins of a former mansion. It features award-winning gardens and celebrates the architect's love of art and natural light. His vision lives on with the current owners who make sure art, light and nature meld inside and out. The home is designed for living and entertaining mostly on the main floor. The front door, located within the walled garden, opens up to a welcoming, two-story entry foyer with hand-laid marble floor that accesses the large living room with fireplace, beautiful dining room with door to a screened porch (also connected to the living room), family room with fireplace, and a hall leading to the primary bedroom suite with walk-in closets and full marble bathroom. All rooms offer either doors to the outside or large windows bringing the outside in. The spacious kitchen connects to the family room, dining room, laundry room and garage. Up a grand staircase, two additional bedrooms and a study/bedroom await. The basement is partially finished and the property is planted with specimen plantings, perennial flower beds and a stunning western facing arbor full of lavender, rosemary, climbing roses, Russian sage, butterfly bushes and more plants to delight the senses. Casa Mura is across the street from the Morris Arboretum, the state arboretum of Pennsylvania, and minutes from Fairmount Park, the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill, Septa's Chestnut Hill East and West train stations and the Blue Route and Pennsylvania turnpike.


  • Price
  • $ 1,695,000
  • City
  • Philadelphia
  • Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Municipality
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 3
  • County
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • Area
  • 19118
  • Lot Size
  • 0.71 Acres
  • Zip
  • 19118
  • Sqr Footage
  • 6,292
  • Year Built
  • 1989
  • Taxes
  • $ 13856
  • Style
  • Contemporary,Mid-Century Modern
  • MLS#
  • PAPH2061666
Listed By: Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty; (215) 298-9415
Data Source: Bright MLS



Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Cooktop - Down Draft, Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Microwave, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater, Cooktop
Architectural Style Contemporary, Mid-Century Modern
Association Fee Includes Common Area Maintenance
Association Y/N Yes
Basement Partially Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry, Other
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 213
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Stone Retaining Walls
Garage Spaces, Detached Garage 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Fee 0.00
HOA Fee Frequency Unknown
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Curved Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Recessed Lighting, Walk-in Closet(s), Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Skylight(s)
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 30818.00
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Screened, Terrace
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession 0-30 Days CD, 31-60 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 269.39
Property Condition Excellent
Property Type Residential
School District 300200397108
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Tax Annual Amount 13856.0
Tax Year 2022
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Zoning RSD1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6292
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Main Floor
Main Level Bedrooms 1
Room Type Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Library, Breakfast Room, Sun/Florida Room, Great Room, Laundry, Mud Room, Storage Room, Bonus Room, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 4
Total Fireplaces 2
Window Features Double Pane, Casement

Exterior Features

Living Area 6292
# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Door Features Atrium, French, Sliding Glass
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Horse Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 230.34 x 145.00
Lot Features Partly Wooded, Private, Vegetation Planting
Lot Size Acres 0.71
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No

Room Details

Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bonus Room Lower 1
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath # 2 Upper 1
Great Room Main
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main
Laundry Main
Library Main
Mud Room Main
Primary Bedroom Main
Storage Room Lower 1
Sun/Florida Room Main


  • 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

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $2,268
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

2/14/2022 Listed $1,695,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19118

AVG $870K
AVG $8,639
AVG 194
Year Built
AVG 1918
AVG 40
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145 E Bells Mill Road Philadelphia, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $1695000 with 6292 sqft and a lot size of 0.71 Acres Acre(s). 145 E Bells Mill Road Philadelphia has 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and was built in 1989. The property's zip code is 19118 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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