|Truly one of the finest examples of “Old House New,” this elegant stone, Italianate-style home has undergone a comprehensive, meticulous restoration and is ready to move right in. Perched high above one of Philadelphia’s classic country roads, winding through the Wissahickon Valley of Fairmount Park, beautifully sited on 2.35 acres. The original house was built in 1847 and later expanded and renovated in 1917 by Philadelphia architect Marmaduke Tilden as a summer residence. Tilden sourced classic period moldings and millwork reclaimed from 18th century Society Hill residences, including the Powell House. A gracious foyer with exquisite marble floors opens to the left to a large light-filled living room with soaring 10-foot ceilings, period marble fireplace, and French doors. To the right, a generous dining room with fireplace and French doors opening to the terrace. Cooking and entertaining is pure delight in the gourmet chef’s eat-in kitchen. Features include custom cabinetry, marble countertops, Bosch cooktop and Fisher&Paykel refrigerator, ovens and dishwashers. Adjoining the kitchen, is a cozy family room with wood stove and finally a well equipped laundry with ample storage. Upstairs, at the front of the house, fabulous master bedroom and bath with two walk-in closets. Two additional bedrooms and bath. At the rear of the house is an au-pair suite complete with a separate entrance, sitting room, bedroom, kitchenette, and full bath. The outdoor spaces are equally fantastic with bluestone terraces, a spectacular pool, and extensive, mature woodland landscaping. Separate cottage with two-car garage offers bedroom, sitting room, full bath and eat-in kitchen. The owners spared no expense and addressed every detail, ensuring the best of its authentic features live on while creating stylish, modern spaces on all three levels and outdoor spaces and pool designed for fun and relaxation. Its unique location, just steps from the beloved Forbidden Drive, offers a quick commute to Center City Philadelphia or drive to Manhattan.