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Hail Columbia Federal Illustrates American Independence

338 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, , 19106
  • 5 baths
  • 5 beds
  • 4,100 sq ft
  • 2,613 sq. ft.
, Property Website Date Posted: November 15, 2018


Mary Genovese Colvin

Mary Genovese Colvin

Compass RE

[email protected]

o: (267) 435-8015

m: (215) 806-1500

Circa 1798

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About This Old House

For 227 years the Hail Columbia House has been an echo of the early days of the newly independent USA. Its three stories plus a dormer fourth floor, its charming garden and its oh- so-essential garage create a rare urban oasis stretching from Spruce Street to Cypress Street. Open the deep blue front door flanked by its historical marker and you enter a 30-foot long hallway with wide planked pine floors. There are 2 sitting rooms each has a wood-burning fireplace surrounded by floor-to-ceiling moldings. The hallway ends at what the original builder called “the piazza.” This is the transitional area between the front of the house and the rear. Here the original staircase with its graceful handrails, created without the design benefit of a computer, takes you to the second and third stories. Turn left off the piazza into the sunroom, which also delivers you out to the garden or back to one of the sitting rooms. Past the staircase enter into original kitchen and its cooking fireplace, now the dining room. From the dining room enter into the newly built custom kitchen with a mahogany & quartz island with seating for four. Large side windows look onto the planted outside corridor and French doors lead to the garden where you can enjoy morning coffee or evening drinks. The kitchen was designed for people who like to cook and eat. Floor to ceiling custom cupboards, drawers and pull out pantries provide ample storage for dishes, utensils and food storage. A professional gas stove with a duel fuel convection oven is supplemented by a Wolf stem oven and a GE microwave. The landscaped garden features flowering vines covering the garage’s rear brick wall and to the side is a perennial garden. The garage opens onto Cypress Street, as does the back door of the property. The second level features a sitting room, currently used as an at home office, a master bedroom, a walk-in closet, and custom bathroom. Both bedroom and bathroom have fireplaces. The wide, walk-in bathroom shower has custom porcelain walls and seating. A Toto toilet and double vanity. The next landing leads into the laundry room with glass-fronted storage, washer, dryer and laundry sink. The third level features 2 additional bedrooms and a shared bathroom with custom porcelain walls surrounding the bathtub and another Toto programmable toilet.. The original hand crafted wooden spiral staircase leads to the fourth floor. Here you will find a bedroom, bathroom, separate living room & a cedar storage closet.

This home is co-listed by Mary Genovese Colvin & Margaux Pelegrin:

Mary Genovese Colvin
(215) 806-1500
[email protected]

Margaux Pelegrin
(215) 205-2400
[email protected]

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