1931 Manning Street

  • $1,985,000
  • 3 Beds
  • 2 Baths
  • 1 Half Bath
  • 2,700 sq.ft.

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The former Rittenhouse Square firehouse, circa 1880, now with a three car garage, has been transformed into a 2800 square foot architectural gem. This four-story townhouse by well known Philadelphia Designer Michael Murtha Inc exemplifies quality in design, which is showcased throughout the home’s living spaces as well as intricate craftsmanship.

The restoration/renovation recognizes the history of this house by preserving the fabulous brick front facade, original iron and wood entry door and the stately roof detail on the top floor.

Presently what was once used to housed fire engine, complete with original subway tiles, may now accommodate three cars and connects to significant storage space. The ground floor may also accommodate a number of uses depending on the owner’s personal interests.

Perhaps, the most alluring aspects of the townhouse are the relics of the old fire station, which now serve modern purposes. The sheer volume of space on 4 floors is impressive. The flood of light through the south facing historic floor-to-ceiling windows is exceptional for townhouse living.

Illuminated by skylights on the upper 2nd residential floor, with 12 foot high wood beamed ceilings, is a kitchen appointed with custom cabinetry, an open living and dining area. There, ultra-high ceilings, embellished with original wood beams, give the kitchen, living room and dining room a lofty, dramatic elegance.

There are 3 bedrooms total, laundry, home office, den, 2.5 bathrooms, and a lounge/office area on the lower residential floor.

With clear lines, awash in a palette of whites ,grays, and reds these private spaces do not simply emulate the overall grandeur of the townhouse, they also bend it toward swanky intimacy.

Property Details

Type Townhouse
Square Feet 2,700
Lot size 16.00 x 63.00
Year built 1800
Beds 3
Baths 2
Half Bath 1
Amenities 3 Car Garage
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