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Sold for $625,000 on Jan 23, 2019
This is the original 1920 Hessie Morrah home overlooking the natural park named in her honor in Historic Overbrook. Homes overlooking the park have a highly desired location and higher value. This classic Colonial Revival home offers two city lots, English "room" gardens that are famous because of nationally acclaimed gardener, Hessie Morrah. Current homeowners have lovingly RESTORED this home to the last detail, including authentic, historically accurate light fixtures and vintage 1920's majolica tile around master BR fireplace. Many outdoor spaces for entertaining including cozy screen porch for morning coffee. The original carriage house is behind the home and the "cottage" is currently rented for one year for 899/mo, providing instant income to the new homeowner. Interior features refinished hardwood floors, original Stone Mtn fireplace in huge living room, 2 crystal chandeliers in stately diningroom. 9' ceilings, sunroom that is currently being used as a playroom with nice closet, office, powder room downstairs with original sink. Kitchen was renovated in 2015 to include exposed brick wall, high end appliances, granite ctps, soft close drawers, large island connecting to spacious breakfast area with new French doors overlooking outdoor gardens. All bedrooms are upstairs, including master suite with gorgeous fireplace, master bath renovated in 2016 with separate glass shower, clawfoot tub, hardwood floors and subway tile. All bedrooms are very large. Hall bath was renovated in 2016 with original sink and tub restored to original colors, subway tile, authentic accurate light fixtures. Guest room has its own private bath renovated and enlarged in 2018 with barn door that was the original red front door to the home! Location for this home is within one mile to downtown, walking distance to Cleveland Park and Swamp Rabbit Trail! Stone walkways, patio, and stone walls have been rebuilt around grounds. Gutters added on entire home. Natural gas grill. New shed in backyard for storage. Original shutters sanded and refinished in historically accurate dark grey. Too many features to name - you must see this once-in-a-lifetime property for yourself!