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6504-6 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119


  • Sold
  • Closed
  • Single Family
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 4,391 Sq. Ft.
6504-6 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 View this property at 6504-6 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
6504-6 Germantown Ave Philadelphia PA 19119

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This property is the most distinctive 18th century stone residence still in use and in excellent condition in historic Germantown. On the National Register of Historic Properties and on Philadelphia's List of Historic Places, the home is called the Daniel Billmeyer House. The original part of the house (in the rear) was built in 1730; the front of the house was built in 1792. The two parts were connected only by a breezeway which was enclosed some years later. The Billmeyer family lived in the house through the Revolutionary War's Battle of Germantown until 1913. It is suspected that this home could have been part of the Underground Railroad. Today this home is well-maintained and comfortable with modern appliances and systems couched in
its Federal-style architecture with most of the original interior and exterior detail still proudly displayed. 4-5 bedrooms, 2 full and 1 half baths* Stunning original pine plank floors*5 fireplaces, 4 of which work*6 over 6 double hung windows with storm windows*high ceilings*3 extra first floor rooms that could be siting rooms or offices*winding rear stair all the way to the 3rd floor*Large cook's kitchen with Viking commercial grade gas stove/oven, side-by-side refrig/freezer, porcelain sink with garbage disposal, newer dishwasher, cast iron pot rack, abundant counter and cabinetry with center island with antique pub cutting board top*Kitchen opens to sunlit sitting room surrounded by glass, floored with slate tile, and warmed on ultra cold nights by a gas stove*Bright and spacious master bedroom with adjacent large room taken over for closet, dressing and laundry*Gas boiler and gas furnace for different parts of the house*200 AMP electric service*Central Air in front part of house*Grounds filled with colorful perennial gardens, shrubs, garden shed, and patio areas*Driveway off Upsal Street shared with historic Sparrow Jack house at the corner and accommodates 2 car parking for #6504*It is said the roses and wisteria in the gardens may go back to at least the 19th century*Property in walking distance of charming Germantown Avenue resources like Little Jimmie's Bakery & Cafe, High Point Wholesale, Project Learn School, Historic Cliveden, post office, a variety of shops, restaurants, places of worship. The 23 bus and the Chestnut Hill West commuter train quite close. There is no other home like this one!

Full Property Details for 6504-6 Germantown Ave

  • Sold For: $492,500
  • Taxes: $4,571 (2015)
  • Status: Closed
  • Type: Single Family
  • MLS ID: 6526260
  • Added: 1, 025 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 6504-6 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold at $492,500 on 5/29/15
  • Listed at $492,500 on 3/1/15


  • Interior Features: Security System, High Ceilings (9 Feet or More), Wood Stove, Bay Window
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Number of Fireplaces: 3
  • Fireplace(s): MarbleFirePl, Living Room/Great Room Fireplace, FamRoomFireP, MainBedFireP, Dining Room



  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Partial Bathrooms: 1


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Bedroom 1: 16 x 14, Upper 1
  • Bedroom 2: 14 x 16
  • Bedroom 3: 10 x 18
  • Bedroom 4: 14 x 10

Other Rooms

  • Living Room: 14 x 18
  • Family Room: 13 x 12
  • Kitchen: 13 x 13
  • Dining Room: 13 x 14

Additional Information

  • Pool Description: No Pool


  • Exterior Features: Sidewalks, Streetlights, Fencing, Exterior Lighting


  • Area: 19119
  • Subdivision: Mt Airy (West)

School Information

  • School District: Philadelphia

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Central Air Conditioning
  • Heating Type: Gas, Wood-Burning Stove, Hot Water, Forced Air


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Colonial
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Partial, Unfinished
  • Square Feet: 4,391
  • Year Built: 1769

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.1
  • Lot Dimensions: 58 x 150
  • Lot Description: Level Lot, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s)

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Amount: $4,571
  • Tax Year: 2015

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

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6504-6 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 (MLS# 6526260) is a Single Family property that was sold at $492,500 on May 29, 2015. Want to learn more about 6504-6 Germantown Ave? Do you have questions about finding other Single Family real estate for sale in Philadelphia? You can browse all Philadelphia real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

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