This significant c.1810 Society Hill Federal Mansion is all dressed up and ready to go out for dinner. On the market for the first time since 1996, it offers unusually large, airy rooms, 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, a large shady garden, custom finishes throughout, and private, secure parking directly across the street. Walk up to the front door and admire the exquisite original details including a boot scraper that George Washington may have used. This home welcomes you with 2 leaded glass partially elliptical fan windows with sidelights, 12’ ceilings, stunning original moldings, dark honey colored original red pine floors, period light fixtures to scale, and hand-painted walls with 14c gold and silver stripes which graduates in color as the hallway rises throughout this home. The living room is hand painted trompe d’oeil to mimic the sky, clouds and shadows of the Western sun. Light streams in the huge 6/6 windows, lighting the Valley Forge blue marble mantle and massive reproduction cast brass chandelier. Enter the dining room through the enormous 10' paneled doors to find a chandelier matching the lving room and a subtle ombre paint finish of lights and darks, and Valley Forge blue marble mantle with pier mirror. A light filled kitchen and quiet family oasis with cathedral ceilings, 4 huge skylights with cherry cabinetry, two Gaggenau ovens with grill and cooktop, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and hand painted Portugese country tiles overlooks the shady, bricked and landscaped garden. An exquisite early Federal staircase with continuous slender profile Santo Domingo mahogany rail with reeded balusters and wainscotting leads to a Palladium window with deep window seat on mezzanine landing. The huge 2nd floor library, once the main bedroom, flickers with light reflected off the silver leaf, 12’ ceiling. Three windows across with original pocket shutters, magnificent hand-crafted bookshelves, and another Valley Forge blue marble fireplace lend this room complete elegance. The main bathroom, with Bardiglio slab marble tub surround and sink tops with solid brass fixtures, a whirlpool bath, and mosaic oriental rug inlaid into the marble floor leads into another bedroom (once a dressing room) with shirting fabric wall coverings, and another Valley Forge fireplace. The 3rd floor offers a 21” x 19.5” bedroom with 6, cleverly crafted built-in closets, a hand-stenciled floor, exposed beam ceiling, with a Valley Forge marble fireplace. A shared full bath with cherry Rutt cabinetry leads to another spacious bedroom with original fireplace, and hand-crafted bookshelf and closet. A hallway door leads to the 4th floor, a 5th bedroom, with exposed beams, full bath and wonderful views from the dormer windows. A large and functional basement is divided into three areas with a laundry and storage room, a huge project area with storage closets and utilities, and a bricked room begging to be a wine cellar. The parking is Regent's Park Corporation with Bylaws and Annual Meetings. Dues vary from $750 to $1,200 per year depending on lot expenses. And note: the sump pump is new and now automatic.
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