On The Market: Scouted Spring Listings with TEAM WHETZEL - Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

With the first week of Spring upon us, we are always eager to watch the real estate market burst with new and beautiful listings that pop up after the slow months of winter. As springtime is a reflection of renewal, and we begin to see nature coming out of dormancy, life all around us begins to bud once again. For this reason, many people are gearing up in search of their new homes and communities! This month, we turn to Team Whetzel of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty to see what amazing luxury listings they have on the scene. These are just a few of the absolute gems that Team Whetzel currently has listed. We invite you to explore along with us, and contact Team Whetzel directly to schedule a private showing for any of these properties and/or if you’re in search of a new home or looking to sell your existing home.

640 Gatehouse Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118

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The Details:

Listing Price: $3,295,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 4.5

Square Feet: 4,354

Acres: 1.03

Located in the naturally beautiful section of Chestnut Hill, in Northwestern Philadelphia this coveted home was constructed in 2012. The secret to the magnificence of this home is the harmony between the contemporary design with natural building materials such as: stone, zinc, slate, and sapele wood and its location nestled high above the Wissahickon Valley within Fairmount Park. With a fully open floor plan on the first floor each room is drenched in natural light and views. All rooms have heated slate floors or wide burnt pine boards. The gourmet kitchen leaves nothing for want with the Wolf range, Subzero refrigerator and wine cooler, Miele in-wall coffee/espresso machine, dual Miele dishwashers, and Caesarstone countertops. A first-floor master suite offers a luxurious bathroom with oversized shower, spacious floating dual vanities, large walk-in closets and a private balcony. The second-floor features three additional bedrooms with bathrooms and many additions. Stroll up to the third floor where the treehouse feeling continues and enter into a full fitness room and office with a birds-eye view of the Wissahickon Valley. All the benefits of a luxurious modernist home set in the tranquility of nature. This home is one of Philadelphia’s true gems with architect FURY design and built by McCoubrey/Overholser construction. To schedule a private showing, contact: Ellen Hass / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty / 215.298.9415.

145 E. Bells Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA 19118

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The Details:

Listing Price: $1,695,000

Bedrooms: 4

Bathrooms: 3.5

Square Feet: 6,292

Acres: 0.71

Welcome to Casa Mura, and beautifully designed home by John Simon Sabatino. Sabatino designed this home in 1989 for himself amid the ruins of a former mansion. Included in the sale of this home is 178 Hillcrest Avenue that provides over an acre of privacy and a clever driveway connector from Bells Mills Rd to Hillcrest Avenue. This stunning home was primarily designed for living and entertaining mostly on the first floor where an immense amount of natural light pours into every room bringing the outdoors inside. Each room offers doors to the outside or large windows to invite nature inside. Up a grand staircase, two additional bedrooms and a study/bedroom provide ample living space. The property has a marvelous garden that is planted with specimen plantings, perennial flower beds and a stunning western facing arbor full of lavender, rosemary, climbing roses, russian sage, butterfly bushes and so much more. This is a true gardeners delight. Casa Mura is across the street from the Morris Arboretum, minutes from Fairmount Park and the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill. To schedule a private showing contact: Ellen Hass / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty / 215.298.9415.

19 Valley View Road, Philadelphia, PA 19118

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The Details:

Listing Price: $3,295,000

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 5.5+

Square Feet: 5,050

Acres: 0.50

This beautiful custom home is built by Blake Development, and is being offered for sale as the first of two houses planned in an exciting new project in Chestnut Hill. The home sits on one half acre and is within walking distance to the Wissahickon trails in Fairmount Park. With a thoughtful open floor plan of 5,050 sq. ft. on three levels this home provides the perfect balance of a Pennsylvania farmhouse style with a combination of contemporary architectural design elements. The first floor provides a gracious foyer that leads into both a beautiful dining room with fireplace to your right, and living room with fireplace to your left. With a full powder room on the main floor and a primary bedroom suite which opens up to a bluestone patio the ease of first floor living is at your fingertips. The kitchen is a state-of-the-art space filled with Wolf, SubZero and Bosch appliances, large island and custom cabinetry. The second floor provides the option for a primary bedroom suite with a large walk-in closet, and two additional bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms. Designed for today’s living there is a large basement that has the option to be finished at an additional cost. Enjoy modern day living in this custom-built home that comes with a 10-year real estate tax abatement in one of the areas very best locations. To schedule a private showing contact: Kim Whetzel / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty / 215.298.9415

Let the spring market begin, and happy house hunting!

All Listings Presented by: Team Whetzel / Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty 8431 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia (Chesntut Hill Office) / 215.298.9415

(All photos and content of home descriptions provided by Team Whetzel.)