8 Rex Avenue Unit #12, Philadelphia, PA 19118

$425,000
2
BD
3
BA
1,520
SqFt
List Price
$425,000
Price Change
▼ $15,000 1570085628
Days On Market
38
Status
ACTIVE
MLS#
PAPH829574
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
3
Full Baths
2
Half Baths
1
Living Area
1,520
Style
Other
Year Built
1985
County
Philadelphia
School District
The School District Of Philadelphia

Property Description

I'll never forget a conversation I had with the owner of this home shortly after he and his wife had moved in back in 2010. I asked him how they liked their new digs. His response was "Every day feels like we are on vacation!". Welcome to condominium living in Chestnut Hill, one of Philly's perennial favorite neighborhoods. Its collection of trendy shops and restaurants, magnificent architecture, beautiful gardens and unspoiled natural areas is hard to find in any other neighborhood in the City. Located in the coveted "Top of the Hill" area, you are right in the heart of all that is Chestnut Hill. At the same time, when you step out onto your roof top deck, you are in a tree top oasis, a world away from the hustle and bustle of city life. If "cookie cutter condo" is NOT on your list of MUST HAVES, you need to check out this home! From the 4 story tower that anchors the Courtyard entrance to the fascinating mix of materials, hues and angles, this building is anything but boring! No two units have the same floor plan but all the homes look out onto a lovely courtyard style common area, complete with outdoor furniture and extensive container gardens. Individual balconies or rooftop decks overlook the courtyard. The reserved underground parking spot is a real plus but with a Walk Score of 89, you may find the car does not move for weeks at a time. The Chestnut Hill West Train Station is less than a minute away, providing easy access to Center City. With Weaver's Way Co-op, Fresh Market and Chestnut Hill Farmers Market all just a short walk away, you might find food shopping becomes a daily adventure rather than a weekly chore! 8 Rex #12 is an upper floor unit with two levels arranged in an open floor plan style with great flow and interesting sight lines. The first level has the updated Kitchen (Maple, Stainless, Granite, Tile)/Dining Area along with the Second Bedroom with Ensuite Bath. Just 7 steps higher is the Upper Level with the Living Room, Master Bed and Bath, Powder Room and Laundry. The Living Room is visually connected to the Kitchen/Dining Area and also houses the staircase to the rooftop deck. The Master Suite is tucked in the back of the home. The Master has a wood burning fireplace, a dressing area, walk-in closet and elegant ensuite bath. The icing on the cake for this beautiful home is the proximity to one of Philadelphia's greatest treasures! Rex Avenue runs right down to an entrance to the Wissahickon Valley Park section of Fairmount Park. Every day, a dedicated army of exercisers stay in the best shape of their lives, biking, hiking and running on the trails that flank both sides of the Wissahickon Creek for 5 miles. The Valley feels at least 10 degrees cooler in the heat of the summer and the scenery is fantastic. The famous Tedyuscung Statue resides on a flag lot at the base of Rex Avenue. The Thomas Mill Bridge is an easy walk and the only covered bridge still standing in Philadelphia. If you wish your life felt more like a vacation and less like running on a treadmill, add this home to your list of properties to tour! Be sure to check out the video.

Additional Information

Area
19118 (19118)
Subdivision
Chestnut Hill
Taxes
$4589
Condo Fee
$410
Stories
2
Interior Features
Ceiling Fan(s), Floor Plan - Open
Amenities
Common Grounds, Picnic Area
School District
The School District Of Philadelphia
Elementary School
John Story Jenks School
Middle School
John Story Jenks School
High School
Germantown
Fireplaces
1
Fireplace Description
Wood
Flooring
Hardwood
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
1
Community Amenities
Common Grounds, Picnic Area
Heating
Heat Pump - Electric BackUp
Heating Fuel
Electric
Cooling
Central A/C
Roof
Architectural Shingle
Utilities
Electric Available, Sewer Available, Water Available
Water
Public
Sewer
Public Sewer

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