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$4,600,000
5 Beds
5, 4 half Baths
7,505 SqFt
0.05 Acre Lot
2,178 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Row/townhouse
Price Type
Year Built 1860
Neighborhood Rittenhouse Square
Days on Website 664

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$4,600,000 – 2019 Delancey Place, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Street View

Courtesy of Joanne Davidow, BHHS Fox & Roach The Harper at Rittenhouse Square.

Description

I knew the moment I entered that house it was the right one. The house itself is beautiful in its simplicity and its lines. It is a French house, more than a century old… – Pearl S. Buck, Nobel Prize Winner Built in 1860 in the Federal Style and later recast in the Beaux Arts style, with a magnificent limestone fa~ade, by the Philadelphia architectural firm of DeArmond, Ashmead & Bickley. The home was purchased in 1964 as the home of Pearl Buck and the Pearl S. Buck foundation. It was in this Center City house where Nobel prize winner, Ms. Buck, the women’s right crusader, philanthropist, humanitarian and author compiled her 1972 short story collection, Once upon a Christmas among others. One enters the home to a magnificent entrance hall/reception area. There is a sweeping staircase, a huge eat- in kitchen that seats eight and two islands, one butcher block, and one granite. The second floor features a Living Room, formal octagon shaped Dining Room and Sun Room. There are four bedrooms including a sumptuous master suite, plus a family room, five full baths, four powder rooms, garage, three balconies, elevator, 2 gas fireplaces, 2 wood burning fireplaces, wine cellar, gym, storage, 2 offices, catering kitchen, and dumbwaiter. Exquisite renovations started in 2006 and completed in 2008, by the present owners in conjunction with interior designer, Malcolm Eisenberg. The scrollwork door made by American master blacksmith and metal designer Samuel Yellin.

Property Details and Features

Appliances and Equipment

  • Oven – Wall
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Disposal

Basement

  • Full

Bathrooms

  • 9 total bathrooms
  • 1 bathroom on all lower levels
  • 7 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 4 half bathrooms
  • 1 half bathroom on main level

Bedrooms

  • 5 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 5 bedrooms

House

  • 7,505 sqft living area
  • 7,505 sqft above grade (finished)
  • 6,250 sqft above grade (unfinished)
  • Built in 1860
  • Structure Type: Row/Townhouse
  • 3+ levels
  • Brick
  • Stone

Cooling

  • Central Air
  • Cooling
  • Central A/C

Exterior Features

  • Sidewalks
  • Street Lights

Fireplaces

  • 4 fireplaces
  • Gas/Propane
  • Wood

Floors

  • Wood
  • Marble

Garage

  • 1 garage space

Heating

  • Natural Gas
  • Forced Air

Interior Features

  • Master Bath(s)
  • Kitchen – Island
  • Skylight(s)
  • Elevator
  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Kitchen – Eat-In
  • Curved Staircase
  • Pantry
  • Wine Storage
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Wood Floors
  • Formal/Separate Dining Room

Laundry

  • Upper Floor

Listing

  • 667 days on market
  • $613 per sqft

Location

  • County: Philadelphia
  • MLS Area: 19103 (19103)
  • Subdivision: Rittenhouse Square

Lot

  • 2,107 sqft
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 23X93
  • 0.05 acres

Parking

  • 1 open parking space

Property

  • Historic
  • Other Structures: Above Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Balcony
  • Property Attached

Schools

  • School District: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Sewer

  • Public Sewer

Taxes

  • Tax Annual Amount: $42,353
  • Tax Year: 2019

Utilities

  • Hot Water: Natural Gas

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