31 & 29 W Bells Mill Road

Philadelphia, PA
$ 1,975,000 Beds 6 Baths 5.5 Sq 6,702
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Nestled on over four plus acres and adjacent tothe Wissahickon Valley Park you will find “Sugar Loaf Orchard Estate”, circa 1918. This wonderful estate consists of a magnificent Colonial Revival stone house sheltered by stately trees, a stone detached Cottage with residential dwellings & three car garage, and a one acre subdivided lot. The premises totals approximately 4.8 acres. The elegant 2 1/2 story manor house with slate roof, gardens, & stone laced terraces, together with the stone carriage house are sited on 3.8 acres adjacent to the Fairmont Park (tax #: 092237814) . The manor house offers a flagstone foyer, entrance room with gracious staircase, a grand living room with fireplace & bay window overlooking the peaceful wooded valley, a bright sunroom, and a formal dining room with bay window & fireplace that adjoins a paneled library with fireplace. A primary bedroom suite with two full bathrooms, sitting room with fireplace, & a sleeping porch, and two more bedrooms with private bathrooms comprise the second floor. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a den comprise the third floor. An au pair suite is located above the large kitchen with 2 pantries. This house features a hipped iron front door hood, wood floors, pocket doors, and a full basement with outside entrance. Acclaimed landscape architect, Ms Ellen Shipman, who was mentored by Mr. Oldshead created the orginal landscape design. The 1 acre lot is sited on a gently sloping wooden southern hillside (tax #: 092237812). The manor house was designed by Martin & Kirkpatrick Architects and the surrounding grounds are dotted with the remnants of original greenhouse and stone ice shed. Exhibiting substantial deferred maintenance, this estate atop a Southern facing verdant hill offers a new owner an opportunity to oversee a rewarding restoration project. The recently subdivided lot offers various opportunities. Walkable to the Morris Arboretum, the Woodmere Art Museum, Wissahickon hiking trails, the estate is near to Chestnut Hill's shops, restaurants, & commuter trains . Access to premises is confirmed by a recorded Easement Agreement with Chestnut Hill College, a university offering private security. The premises to be sold in "AS IS, where is, and with all faults condition". *Please do not drive through the property without an appointment*

Single Family

  • Price
  • $ 1,975,000
  • City
  • Philadelphia
  • Bedrooms
  • 6
  • Municipality
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 5
  • County
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 1
  • Area
  • 19118
  • Lot Size
  • 5.14 Acres
  • Zip
  • 19118
  • Sqr Footage
  • 6,702
  • Year Built
  • 1918
  • Taxes
  • $ 31221
  • Style
  • Colonial
  • MLS#
  • PAPH2106932
Listed By: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill; clientservices@foxroach.com;(215) 247-3750
Data Source: Bright MLS



Acceptable Financing Cash
Accessibility None
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel None
Cooling None
Days on Market 161
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exclusions All exterior statuary including griffin statues, flower boxes, and art.
Exterior Features Stone Retaining Walls
Facing Direction West
Garage Spaces, Detached Garage 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Pantry, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Levels 2.5
Lot Size Square Feet 223730.00
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Immediate, Subject to Existing Lease
Price Per Sq Ft 294.69
Property Condition Major Rehab Needed
Property Type Residential
Roof Slate
School District 300200397108
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Tax Annual Amount 31221.14
Tax Lot 112
Tax Year 2022
Utilities Natural Gas Available, Electric Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Zoning RSD1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6702
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
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 No
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Wood, Solid Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5
Window Features Bay/Bow, Double Hung

Exterior Features

Living Area 6702
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Other
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Partly Wooded, Sloping
Lot Size Acres 5.14
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N No
Total Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No


  • 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

4/25/2022 Listed $1,975,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19118

AVG $2.28M
AVG $15,127
AVG 475
Year Built
AVG 1942
AVG 49
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31 & 29 W Bells Mill Road Philadelphia, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $1975000 with 6702 sqft and a lot size of 5.14 Acres Acre(s). 31 & 29 W Bells Mill Road Philadelphia has 6 bedrooms, 5 baths and was built in 1918. The property's zip code is 19118 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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