$3,495,00038 Summit St


38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118


Est. Monthly Price:

7 Bedrooms
5 Full Baths
9,236 SqFt
Schools Nearby
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Property Facts and Features

Home TypeSingle Family Residence

ParkingGarage - Front Entry, Driveway,Detached Garage

Garage2 spaces

Year Built1857

HeatingForced Air

CoolingCentral Air


MLS #PAPH2154700

Lot Size2.05 Acres


About 38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

Welcome to 38 Summit, one of the most spectacular properties in Chestnut Hill. Originally built in 1857 as a Victorian, this house was completely transformed into a Colonial Revival dwelling by the famous architect Broknard Oakie in 1919. The spectacular attention to detail from this period includes custom millwork, random width floors, iron hardware, multiple fireplaces, high ceilings and French doors throughout. The property is sited on two acres on historic Summit Street, one of the highest points in Philadelphia, with the main house set back from the street by a sweeping front lawn and a separate carriage house behind. The current owners have meticulously maintained and improved the property to the fine standards to which it deserves. One enters the main home through double doors with transom windows and a stone floor to a lovely entrance hall that is accessed by all adjacent rooms. Filled with light, this large hall makes for a wonderful welcome and allows for comfortable entertaining throughout the first floor. The entrance hall is flanked to the left by a cozy den perfect for an office and to the right by the living room with large fireplace, floor to ceiling bookcases and three sets of French doors that lead to both a back flagstone patio and a side covered porch. The dining room with fireplace and three sets of additional French doors, and coat room and powder room under the grand staircase complete the formal living space. The wing to the left of the entrance hall and dining room includes a magnificent chef’s kitchen, breakfast room and bar area that opens to a comfortable family room, powder room and mud room. The kitchen includes custom cabinetry, thick honed marble counters, professional appliances including a Wolf 6 burner range and Sub-Zero refrigerator, farmhouse sink, large center island with seating for five and a glass wall of windows and French doors that open to the back flagstone patio. The breakfast room includes a seating area with built in seating and storage, pantry area and a bar area with wine refrigerator. The kitchen opens to the family room and back mud room with built in desk, hearth and stone floor. The second floor is accessed by the wide staircase in the main entrance hall with hall landing. The primary bedroom suite includes a large bedroom with fireplace and sitting area, two walk-in closets and a main bathroom with two vanity sinks, walk in shower and separate jacuzzi tub. This floor also includes a second and third bedroom both with adjoining baths, laundry room, hall bath and two more rooms that could be used as offices or bedrooms. The third floor includes two additional bedrooms and a hall bath with original marble sink. There is tremendous storage and closet space throughout. The charming two story carriage house includes three bedrooms, updated kitchen and full bath, dining room and large living room with a private flagstone patio. The carriage house includes a two bay heated garage and there is a separate custom built shed with workbench and separate garbage compartment. The private grounds include many mature trees and plantings and multiple patios and covered porches to enjoy the property. All this is just a short walk to the many shops and restaurants in Chestnut Hill, the trails of Fairmount Park and regional rail service for an easy commute to Center City.

Interior Features

  • Full Bathrooms:

  • Basement:


Exterior Features

  • Garage:

    2 spaces
  • Parking:

    Garage - Front Entry, Driveway,Detached Garage
  • Architectural Style:

  • Exterior:

    Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding(s), Sidewalks
  • Lot Size:

    2.05 Acres


  • Heating:

    Forced Air
  • Cooling:

    Central Air


  • Originating MLS:

  • MLS Number:

  • Municipality:

  • Directions:

    North on Germantown Avenue to Rt on Bethlehem Pike to Rt on Summit Street. House on Right.
  • Listing Office:

    BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  • Listing Agent:

    Ellen L Goodwin
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This Home$3.4M

The Median Sold Price for All Homes in Philadelphia is $273.6K

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Tax History for 38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

2020$30,339 -

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What's it like to live at 38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118?

Schools Near 38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

The school rating is a score out of 10, where 10 is the highest and 1 is the lowest. Outlined schools indicate they are assigned to this listing.



Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences url

8301 Germantown Ave0.37 mi

Public District KG-8


Henry H. Houston Elementary School Henry H. Houston Elementary School url

7300 Rural Ln1.51 mi

Public District KG-8


John F. McCloskey School John F. McCloskey School url

8500 Pickering St1.60 mi

Public District KG-8



Springfield Township Middle School Springfield Township Middle School url

1901A Paper Mill Rd1.66 mi

Public District 6-8


Khepera Charter School Khepera Charter School url

144 Carpenter Ln2.07 mi

Public Charter KG-8


Cedarbrook Middle School Cedarbrook Middle School url

300 Longfellow Rd2.53 mi

Public District 5-8



Roxborough High School Roxborough High School url

6498 Ridge Ave3.05 mi

Public District 9-12


Springfield Township High School Springfield Township High School url

1801 Paper Mill Rd1.67 mi

Public District 9-12


Parkway Northwest Parkway Northwest url

1100 E Mount Pleasant Ave1.70 mi

Public District 9-12

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Living In Philadelphia, PA

What type of housing is available in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia?

In Chestnut Hill, roughly 30% of buildings are townhouses, and the remainder are mainly large apartment buildings and single detached homes. This neighborhood has a good variety of housing size options, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. Roughly 60% of the population of this neighborhood own their home and the rest are renters. This neighborhood experienced its largest construction boom before the 1960s, so most of the available properties are from this time period.

Is Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia a good place to live?

The character of Chestnut Hill is exemplified by its calm ambience. It is very easy to get to parks from the majority of locations in the neighborhood, since there are about 10 of them close by for residents to unwind in, such as Pastorius Park and Fairmount Park. This part of Philadelphia is quiet overall, as the streets tend to be reasonably calm - although there are still several noisier areas, especially near the railway line.

Are things conveniently located in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia?

Home owners will appreciate that wherever their house is situated in Chestnut Hill, both primary and secondary schools are nearby. At the elementary level, there are both public and private schools. With respect to food, a supermarket is generally accessible within a rather short walk from any location in Chestnut Hill. Germantown Avenue is among the best streets for groceries. Likewise, those who like to eat in restaurants will have a fair number of opportunities, and there are also a few cafes in Chestnut Hill.

What does the transportation in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia look like?

This area offers home buyers several alternative methods of transportation. This area is transit friendly owing to various nearby train stations on the Chestnut Hill East Line and Chestnut Hill West Line, and a few nearby bus lines. Cars are also a reasonably good transportation option in this part of Philadelphia. Coming across a place to park is generally easy. Active property owners will enjoy the reasonably walk-friendly nature of Chestnut Hill; meeting daily needs is convenient by walking.

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Frequently Asked Questions About 38 Summit St, Philadelphia, PA, 19118

What is the listing price of this property?

The listing price of 38 Summit St property is $3,495,000.

What type of property is this?

The property 38 Summit St is a house located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19118.

Is this property for sale now?

Active Listing: 38 Summit St is For Sale (Active/New) which means the seller is accepting offers.

What are the assigned schools for this property?

The assigned schools for 38 Summit St are:
Jenks Academy for the Arts and Sciences: GreatSchools Rating 3/10
Roxborough High School: GreatSchools Rating 1/10

What is the annual property tax for this property?

According to the records, the last property tax for 2020 is $30,339 (source: MLS/based on county public records data).

How many bedrooms and bathrooms does this property have?

The property at 38 Summit St has 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.

What is the square footage of this property?

The property 38 Summit St is 9,236 SqFt (source: MLS/tax record).

Which year was this property built?

The year of construction for 38 Summit St is 1857.
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Rocket HomesPennsylvaniaPhiladelphia CountyPhiladelphia1911838 Summit St

This home is located at 38 Summit St in Philadelphia, PA and zip code 19118 in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood. This 9,236 square foot home, which was built in 1857, sits on a 2.05 acre lot. Features: 7 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. It has been listed on Rocket Homes since September 22, 2022 and is currently priced at $3,495,000. The neighbors living near this home have an average income of $100,490.

The inventory of homes for sale in Philadelphia, PA between July 2022 and August 2022 increased by 24%. The median list price of listings available in August 2022 was $273,682, while the average time on the real estate market was 32 days. Philadelphia, PA housing market in August 2022 saw over 306 listings sold above listed price, more than 294 sold at listed price and over 613 sold below. The majority of Philadelphia, PA residents have income between $35k-100k annually. The majority of families are single, no kids. Residents of this area typically have post secondary degree education.

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