Originally designed and built by the Rittenhouse family of Philadelphia as a summer retreat in 1878, this home has become one of Frenchtown’s most iconic historic properties.
As you approach the home, you’re greeted by the grand, wraparound front porch that boasts mahogany flooring and the original gingerbread detailing. Upon entering the home, the delicate detail continues as the home isn’t overly lavish but rather tasteful and elegant.
The home, at three levels and over 3,000 square feet, includes seven bedrooms and six bathrooms. Five of the bedrooms even include their own private sitting room and a completely renovated full bath.
Undergoing a complete update and restoration in 2016, the home has not lost its original character. The original details have been maintained throughout, including the original pine floors, windows, doors, trimwork, and the three-story stairway with original railings.
The kitchen, with its modern updates, continues to match the rest of the house but offers so much — soapstone counters, commercial three-bay sink, center island, six-burner Miele stove and double oven, and reclaimed barn board floors and custom cabinets. A black metal spiral staircase in the back corner of the kitchen leads up to the old servant quarters with the potential to be used as a bedroom, den, or study today.
Additional spaces include a covered back porch, two-story barn, and a tool shed. The listing also includes two additional lots behind the main house.
The home, located at 49 Kingwood Avenue, is asking $1,490,000.
Listing: 49 Kingwood Avenue [Zillow]
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