About 8011 Stenton Ave

Welcome to 8011 Stenton Avenue. Built in 1909 from terra cotta bricks from the factory owned by the original occupant, a Colonel McCormick. This tasteful, spacious Center Hall Colonial has been fully renovated with all the benefits of top-to-bottom new construction while retaining the elegance and fine details of its original craftsmanship. A peaceful and refined refuge awaits you after you enter the iron gates of the driveway. The front door vestibule with leaded glass windows and brick floor leads you into a wide center hall flanked by a generous living room on the left with gas fireplace and built-in benches and a light-filled dining room on the right. A large, fully updated kitchen connects you to a new extension on the house of a vaulted-ceilinged family room with gas fireplace that connects to a laundry, powder room and mudroom with an entrance off the driveway. The landing of the second floor offers access to an office, a bedroom/study and the Primary bedroom suite and bath. The latter is a perfect retreat with abundant closet space and custom cabinetry for maximum storage. The sleek primary bath offers a large shower, dual sinks, powder room, luxurious whirlpool bath and beautifully finished tiled floors which are heated. The third floor has two fully finished bedroom/bathroom suites and a cozy hall window seat overlooking the rooftops of Wyndmoor. This 4,300+ square foot home with large rooms and high ceilings has been lovingly ushered into the 21st century. No detail has been overlooked with special emphasis on the fluted ionic pilasters, side porch ionic columns rebuilt by the same conservator who worked on Monticello in Williamsburg, elaborately carved and paneled entry foyer, curved and stained glass windows, refinished floors, fully updated bathrooms, Mercer tiles and Wissahickon schist in the huge semi-finished basement, state-of-the-art air filtration system used in hospitals and fully updated electric as well as a geothermal system that covers plumbing, AC and heating, water heater, house dehumidifier and heated floors. There is also plenty of great closet/storage space throughout the house. Outside you will find a stately side porch, flagstone patio with gas firepit, a stone fountain, outdoor gardens designed for year-round beauty and a detached, finished 2-car garage with floor drainage system. And, 8011 Stenton is a short walk to Chestnut Hill and Main Street Wyndmoor, Chestnut Hill East train station with quick access to downtown Philadelphia and the Wissahickon Valley and a 90 minute drive to Manhattan.

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