8840 Stenton Avenue Philadelphia, PA
$ 1,145,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH1002372
  • TypePending
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19118
  • NeighborhoodChestnut Hill
  • Zip19118
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1871
  • Taxes$ 6495
  • Price$ 1,145,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage6981
  • Lot Size0.66 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

Opportunity knocks at this very special and unique property! 8840 Stenton Avenue is a Victorian stone Masterpiece that was built for John Story Jenks 1887 by the founder of Penn School of Architecture, T.P. Chandler. This is the perfect opportunity for a multi-generational family (possible In-law or nanny suite) or just a wonderful single family home; the possibilities are endless. You are greeted by an expansive covered front porch, followed by a grand entrance hall with original wood staircase and moldings, flanked by the living room, parlor and an elegant dining room. Other details include, soaring ceilings, gracious light-filled spaces throughout, incredible original detail, beautiful millwork, 54 distinctive windows, 7 exquisite fireplaces and hardwood floors throughout. The grand dining room is light filled and is adorned by so many wonderful details like the built in corner cabinetry, beamed ceilings, leaded glass windows and tons of wonderful natural light. Enjoy two choices of living spaces, the cozy parlor with a fireplace, built-ins with leaded glass doors and a bay window with a window seat. The other living area is light filled with a working fireplace and access to the back porch and garden. The renovated Chef's eat-in kitchen is equipped with tons of cabinet space, Quartz countertops, high-end appliances and access to two Butler’s pantries for additional storage and workspace. Beyond the kitchen, you will find the room referred to as the “Annex” where you will find plenty of space for an eating area, mudroom, original built in cabinetry and a bathroom. This area leads you to the 2nd floor Nanny/in-law suite and to the back garden and parking area of the driveway. The second floor offers 3 incredibly spacious and sun drenched bedroom suites each with its own bathroom/suites including a lovely larger suite with its own staircase to the first floor. Three additional bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the third floor. Other features include an elevator with newer mechanics and inspected yearly, zoned central air, two brand new heaters, tons of driveway parking, walk out basement and much more! The home is situated high off of the street which creates a private setting. Walk to EVERYTHING with it's Top of the Hill location, including the R8 & R7 Septa rail lines, steps to Germantown Avenue's shops and restaurants, walkable to the Wissahickon trails, the Morris Arboretum, Woodmere Art Museum and so much more!

Elementary School Middle School High School
John Story Jenks School Elementary School John Story Jenks School Middle School Germantown High School
Price History
4/6/2021 Listed $1,195,000
6/11/2021 5% - $1,145,000

General Features

Accessibility Elevator
Architectural Style Victorian
Association Y/N No
Basement Outside Entrance, Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 122
Flooring Wood, Tile/Brick, Hardwood, Carpet, Ceramic Tile
Garage Y/N No
Heating Forced Air
Historic Y/N No
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Butlers Pantry, Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Levels 3
MLS Area 19118 (19118)
Middle/Junior High School JOHN STORY JENKS SCHOOL
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 90-120 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 164.02
Property Type Residential
Roof Slate
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name CHESTNUT HILL
Tax Annual Amount 6495.0
Tax Lot 44
Tax Year 2021
Utilities Natural Gas Available, Electric Available, Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RSD1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6981
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 7
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 6981
Number of Elevators 1
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 8
Total Fireplaces 7
Window Features Bay/Bow

Exterior Features

Lot Dimensions 178.86 x 160.47
Lot Size Acres 0.66
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 28702.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Circular Driveway
Pool Y/N No Pool
Type of Parking Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 19118

AVG $790K
AVG $7,430
AVG 102
Year Built
AVG 1947

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