History abounds at the MARCEL VITI HOUSE. The details in this 1870s townhouse tells its unique tale. With only 3 owners in nearly 150 years, this is a rare chance to own a charming piece of Center City history. This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home boasts 7 fireplaces (3 closed), hardwood flooring and tile through living space and details and exquisite mill work galore! The front of this home is adorned with tile from the Moravian Tile Works overseen by Mr. Mercer crafted in Doylestown over a century ago. Enter into the formal parlor, then leads to the formal dining room with dumb waiter from kitchen. There is a Butlers pantry and office. The staircase is circular and wraps from the first floor to the 4 floor with a bright a cheery skylight to enhance the stairwell, the center is open from the 1st to 4th floors.. The second level has the formal Library with fireplace, leaded glass bay windows, incredible hand carved mill work and hardwood floors. Also the master bedroom and bathroom on this floor. The 3rd floor has two generous bedrooms and a full bath., the 4th floor has the 4th bedroom, a large sealed storage room and utility room with the heater & air handler. The lower level is the kitchen with butcher block counter tops, 2 sinks, dishwasher, oven and the dumb waiter, The kitchen has ceramic tile floors. This level also has the laundry room, powder room and a utility room/work room with workbench. The entire wall of glass opens to rear 3 level outside space. There is a brick patio, exquisite gardens and an 2nd elevated brick patio. There is a new stone retaining wall build 2 years ago. The current owners have occupied this home since the 1960s and the pride in ownership shows. Although updating is required throughout, the home has been lovingly maintained throughout the years. This home enjoys a very large rear yard uncommon in most center city homes. The mansion is close to Fitler Square, just 3 blocks away. Rittenhouse Square , 4 blocks away the Schuylkill River Trail is just 4 blocks away as well. There are three grocery stores (Trader Joes, Rittenhouse Market, South Street Market) just blocks away, also a Walgreens and a CVS, close by. Many restaurants are also in walking distance.. You can walk to the Academy of Music and many other musical venues, This one will be a showstopper. Please read the attached Bio on Mr Veti, Swedish Vice-Council, whom also was instrumental in getting Italy to donate a new fountain to the Philadelphias Art Museum for the citys 150th Birthday Celebration. Just steps from Rittenhouse Square, restaurants, cafes and quaint shops surround you. Besides the prime location, this home is located in the sought after Blue Ribbon Award Winning Greenfield Elementary School catchment.
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