Melanie Stecura ¦ Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty ¦ 917-757-4309
About This 1885 Mansion In Philadelphia Pennsylvania
A mansion like no other in Philadelphia, 2220 Green Street is composed of grand-scale interiors that are finely finished and magnificently preserved. Located just few minutes from Eakins Oval and Fairmount Park, this high-style brownstone with Romanesque details was built by clothing magnate Samuel Fleisher in 1885. From its stunning entry and reception foyer, to its stained and leaded glass details, fancy plaster and substantial, rich millwork, this residence is a work of art.
With high, coffered ceilings, oak floors bordered by a patterned inlay, massive doors and a fireplace, the main reception room makes an impression just as it would have in 1885. Similarly, the formal dining room, with cove moldings, pockets doors and fireplace trimmed in marble, can accommodate a crowd with ease. The first-floor kitchen, well outfitted with a six-burner range, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, and butler’s pantry, is supplemented by a restaurant-grade kitchen on the lower level.
An exquisitely crafted staircase topped by a skylight and period decorative paint leads to private quarters on the top three floors. What might have been the original ballroom now is an executive-sized home office, still with ornate original millwork and details. The rest of this level is dedicated to the main bedroom suite which includes two baths, a walk-in closet with built-ins, and a wet bar/pantry area.
The two upper levels include additional bedrooms and a billiards room with access to a one-of-a-kind roof deck, featuring exceptional city skyline views, also accessible via a pilot house elevator. The first lower level offers access to the grand-scale entertaining terrace, featuring planted gardens and a cooking station; a media/game room; catering kitchen; guest suite and full caretaker’s apartment with its own exterior access.
The lowest level offers ample storage, a wine cellar, vault, a shooting range, and access to the two-car garage. The property stretches from Green street to Brandywine offering unparalleled space for a city home. A must-see offering for the buyer seeking a legacy property that offers tremendous privacy in the historic Spring Garden district of the Art Museum Area.
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