Welcome to Blackwell House, situated at 337 S. 6th St. in the heart of Society Hill. This stately Federal-style home dates from 1809 and has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the US Dept. of the Interior. Through its lineage and provenance, this magnificent residence embodies Society Hill's rich history and why Philadelphia was named the first UNESCO World Heritage City in the USA.
Boasting 2,250 square feet, Blackwell House features four bedrooms, three wonderfully renovated baths and a dormered attic on the fourth floor that could flex as either a fifth bedroom or an extra living room or den. In addition, there are two outdoor spaces and a spacious basement.
Throughout the property you will discover historical touches coupled with all of the conveniences of a modern home. Truly, it offers the best of both worlds. Exquisite architectural details abound, including classic random-width plank-style pine floors, gorgeous millwork and custom built-ins, wainscoting and crown moulding. Additionally, a new roof was completed in 2020. Other modern amenities include central air, recessed lighting, three recently refreshed bathrooms, two brand new decks (with composite decking materials for a long life), and two brand new HVAC units.
The first floor has a welcoming front living room with high ceilings, beautiful floor-to-ceiling built-in shelving and marble-topped radiators. There's matching built-in shelving in the dining room as well as a gorgeous fireplace flanked by two closets and extra storage space hidden under the stairs. A glass-paneled door leads from the dining room to the rear patio with a pergola. This is the perfect spot for your morning coffee or a glass of wine after your work day is complete.
The modern kitchen offers oversized Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops, under cabinet lighting, and high-end Bosch and Kitchen Aid stainless appliances.
The second floor houses a hall bath as well as two stately bedrooms, including the primary, which boasts a large dressing room that's been beautifully appointed with custom shelving/storage and a stained glass window.
The third floor offers two more generously sized bedrooms, one of which features an en-suite sundeck (also recently rebuilt) for a peaceful outdoor sanctuary. Conveniently located in between both bedrooms is another renovated hall bath.
The fourth floor's open space features exposed beams, pitched ceilings and a stunning full bath with walk-in shower. The possibilities for this room are endless - consider using it as a fifth bedroom, an office, a TV room, an art studio or a music room.
Blackwell House is bathed in natural sunlight due to windows on three exposures (West, South and East). Further, unlike many historical homes in Philadelphia, the rooms in Blackwell House are generously appointed with plenty of space to breathe.
Blackwell House's location is top tier; Society Hill is not only a living history museum with some of the most important American monuments in the nation, but it's also simply a great location within the city. This home is a short stroll to Washington Square Park, Headhouse Square, Starr Garden Park, Three Bears Park, and wonderful dining destinations such as Talula's Garden, Zahav and Serpico. Of course, all the other great shopping, cultural and entertainment options East of Broad Street are at your fingertips too. This home will benefit as well from the eventual capping of I-95 and the proposed waterfront park that will be created at Penn's Landing. Pennsylvania Hospital and Jefferson are both proximate too.
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