Live Large on Top of the Hill

Chestnut Hill’s One West condo is a double first for the elevated Philadelphia neighborhood: The first new residential construction on Germantown Avenue and its first new mixed-use project in 30 years.

“Living over the store” has never looked as elegant as this, though. This two-bedroom, three-bath condo combines the latest features and a modern layout with neotraditional design in a single package that’s sure to delight you, your friends and your family.


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One West Condos Bring Subtle Change to Chestnut Hill

Chestnut Hill is a neighborhood that appears trapped in time. Its boutique-strewn shopping strip along Germantown Avenue is lined with mom-and-pop shops. The yards of homes along picturesque residential streets are impeccably manicured. Even the neighborhood playground still has a wooden swing set.

But to say that Chestnut Hill has remain largely unchanged in recent years would be to ignore One West, a new residential development that sits smack dab in the middle of Germantown Avenue's shopping district.



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Introducing Chestnut Hill's Premier New Address: One West, twenty distinctive residences offering a maintenance-free lifestyle in the heart of historic, vibrant Chestnut Hill. These tastefully designed homes include the finest finishes and expansive living spaces where you'll welcome friends and family. With indoor parking and a variety of floor plans to choose from, One West combines the most appealing qualities of traditional Chestnut Hill living with the best contemporary possibilities.



In Chestnut Hill the Urban Village makes a Comeback

The new shops and restaurants are original and creative, and they make walking the upper reaches of Germantown Avenue feel like you’ve stumbled upon some adorable little Main Street in some small town in Upstate New York or New England. There’s a timeless feel to the place; as Korman put it, “it’s been 300 years in the making but it will always be this way.” But timing was also at play here: our society’s renewed love of walkable urban centers in sylvan suburban settings was really what made this all possible.


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Dream Home Alert! High Style, Low Maintenance Living in Chestnut Hill

In real estate, the descriptor ‘convenient’ is often relegated to the Center City set (conveniently located near SEPTA! Restaurants! Retail!). But the same could easily be said for Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue, which is not only the charming neighborhood’s main drag, but also nearby Regional Rail stations, Morris Arboretum, the extensive trail system of Fairmount Park, and, not to mention, all of the boutiques and eateries that parallel the tree-lined avenue. 

Of course, living in Chestnut Hill will certainly put you in close proximity to all of these conveniences, but there’s somewhere even closer — and more luxurious — right on the Avenue: the soon-to-be-open One West. The maintenance-free condominium homes are contemporary, expansive, and, yes, convenient.


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Changing Skyline: Big, bold building for traditional Chestnut Hill

While still a strong presence on Germantown Avenue, One West draws up to its neighbors as comfortably as an easy chair before a fire. That has as much to do with the placement of the retail as it does the superb architectural craftsmanship and wedding-cake setbacks on the upper floors. The brick-and-stone building was a joint production of Runyan & Associates and SPG3 Architects, which designed the Whole Foods building on South Street. 

Apartments in small commercial districts (and not just Center City) are a growing trend. As the population ages, they allow people to downsize while sticking around the neighborhood. Residents like the activity, explains Snowden, who owned hundreds of apartments near Germantown Avenue, including one he lives in. "You walk out your front door and it's a party," he says. 


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New homes at old Magarity site find eager buyers

“Take a look at Willy Penn.”

That’s what Rob Lamb, Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors’ co-listing agent for One West Chestnut Hill, tells prospective buyers as they stand on the Penthouse 2 terrace. High above the hustle and bustle of Germantown Avenue, the penthouse’s three homes offer tree-top views of Pastorius Park and Center City’s skyline that include the statue of William Penn that stands atop the tower of City Hall.

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