Tom Brummett has had a passion for architecture and design going back over 20 years when he studied for his Masters Degree from Cranbrook Academy of Art & Design.
Having designed and built his own 2000 sq ft loft in Center City, rehabbed and designed two homes in Montgomery County, Tom brings a wealth of personal knowledge regarding many aspects of design, rehabbing homes. Having lived both downtown for over 15 years, Chestnut Hill and in Montgomery County his knowledge of schools and neighborhoods across the metro area and suburbs is excellent. His long life experience can help guide his clients though the major life changing events that challenged him and all of us sometimes to our very core.
As a real estate investor he has designed his single family home project from the ground up and has intimate personal knowledge of Montgomery County land development and permitting.
Tom’s passion is Art and Nature so he loves working with all creatives and lovers of our fragile planet. He has spent his life photographing the natural world. His internationally award winning images are found in major museums worldwide including the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
He is currently working on a new real estate and design blog: www.phillydreamhomes.com and hoping to launch it soon. Tom is also a Temple University professor, dog owner and Mr. Mom.
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Latest properties listed by Tom Brummett
6601 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
A rare opportunity to own this stunning Center Hall Georgian Colonial by the great Philadelphia architect John Hall Rankin (1868-1952), who designed and built it for his private residence in 1904. Gor...6601 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 $1,350,000Offered at 6Beds 5.1Baths 7730Sq Ft6601 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119
A rare opportunity to own this stunning Center Hall Georgian Colonial by the great Philadelphia architect John Hall Rankin (1868-1952), who designed and built it for his private residence in 1904. Gorgeous original details throughout are complemented by the improvements made by the current owners. This is the perfect home for entertaining with a lovely updated kitchen, stunning family room, living and dining rooms, multiple fireplaces and French doors opening to the garden and an acre of land. Highlights of the completely remodeled and designed kitchen area include: Thermador Range, center island, Granite counter tops, wine fridge, beautiful custom cabinetry with a matching built-in Sub-Zero fridge, adjoining breakfast room and wet bar. The 2nd floor highlights include a private master suite with full marble bath, shower and a sitting room. A second corner bedroom includes a private bath. One Jack and Jill suite and additional bedroom and hall bath. Corner office at the end of the hall completes the floor. The third floor was designed with family in mind with large, gorgeous family room, multiple bedrooms, storage room, workout room, cedar closet and two full baths. The home sits on a large 1-acre lot with fountain, and 2 car detached garage with attached green house. Enjoy the nearby picturesque villages, shopping, restaurants and train systems of Mount Airy and Chestnut Hill – not to mention walking distance to the wonderful Wissahickon Park and very easy access to Center City.6601 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119 Philadelphia PA 19119
1137 Forrest Hill Dr, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 – $935,000
New master bath plus new kitchen upgrades and a 3 year old roof await the lucky buyer who purchases this custom 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath Tudor estate home nestled on a wooded cul-de-sac on 1.23 secluded ac...1137 Forrest Hill Dr, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 – $935,000 $935,000Offered at 5Beds 4Baths 5500Sq Ft1137 Forrest Hill Dr, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 – $935,000
New master bath plus new kitchen upgrades and a 3 year old roof await the lucky buyer who purchases this custom 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath Tudor estate home nestled on a wooded cul-de-sac on 1.23 secluded acres with private gated entrance. The two-story slate foyer opens to a formal dining room and living room with fireplace. An adjacent library/office with custom built-ins, pocket doors and a family room with fireplace offer versatile family spaces. A sunroom addition could easily be converted to an in-law suite if necessary, and has a spiral staircase to the second floor sunroom. The new, open kitchen offers the perfect space to entertain guests and features all new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, new cabinet upgrades and finishes, a light-filled breakfast room, and access to the rear slate patio overlooking the grounds. A large laundry room and powder room complete the first floor. The expansive master bedroom suite addition features a new master bath, two walk-in closets, dressing room, and opens to the outdoor porch and large sunroom, with windows on 3 sides looking out to the gardens. Three large bedrooms plus two additional baths (one done in 2014) complete the upper level. The large finished basement offers 1,225 sq ft of space with a great room, exercise room, possible game/media room and new hot water heater. A 3-car garage plus additional parking for 8 cars completes this move-in-ready home. The private, rear gate from the garden leads to a spur of the Lower Gwynedd trail system for walking or biking. This home is in excellent condition and is close to major roads, shops and dining.1137 Forrest Hill Dr, Lower Gwynedd, PA 19002 – $935,000 Lower Gwynedd PA 19002
1429 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027 – $895,000
Designed as Philadelphia real-estate magnate Joseph J. Greenberg’s private residence, ‘Sylvan Edge’ is the definition of old world elegance and charm. This extremely rare and elegant...1429 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027 – $895,000 $895,000Sold For 8Beds 8Baths 8000Sq Ft1429 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027 – $895,000
Designed as Philadelphia real-estate magnate Joseph J. Greenberg’s private residence, ‘Sylvan Edge’ is the definition of old world elegance and charm. This extremely rare and elegant Georgian Revival Estate home is filled with ornate detailing and craftsmanship unavailable in today’s modern estate homes. The current owner has revived this estate to its former glory and this profound labor of love must be seen to be appreciated. As you pass the high-gated entrance with a full cobblestone Belgian block driveway and walled courtyard, you enter a home that was designed for the most sophisticated and worldly owner. Enter through the gracious central entrance hall with marble floors, curved stairway and gallery connecting you to a grand formal living room and dining room, each with full-wall salon paneling, hand-carved marble fireplaces, French Empire style chandeliers, and 4 French doors boasting views of the pool and magnificent grounds. The fabulous gourmet kitchen features new cabinets and appliances, restored original range hood over a Viking 8 burner range, new center island with white statuary quartz counter top, Italian farmhouse sink, new butcher block countertop in the butler’s pantry and an adjacent breakfast room. Retire with your guests after dinner to the impressive wood-paneled library with spectacular built-in bookcases and a marble fireplace, or the comfortable sunroom with travertine floors, marble lunette fountain and bar area. Five French doors open to the pool and outdoor dining areas with relaxing views of the pond and grounds. This masterpiece of design was made for entertaining and parties in all four seasons! Follow the grand central staircase to the second level to find the incredible master bedroom suite with hand-carved marble fireplace, original painted frescoes, full marble bathroom with exquisite marble soaking tub and his and her dressing rooms; A princess suite with bathroom, dressing room and fireplace. 4 other bedrooms and 3 baths are found on the second floor, while a large, private balcony overlooks the pool and gardens. The third level offers 3 additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. The large lower level features outside access and could easily become a wine cellar. Set on an acre with 3-car garage, this house is just a 5 minute walk to Elkins Park, shops and restaurants, and speaks to the discerning buyer who demands old world elegance at every turn coupled with the ability to entertain large groups of family or friends.1429 Ashbourne Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027 – $895,000 Elkins Park PA 19027
429 N 13th St, #4A, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $599,000
Opportunity to live across the street from the new Reading Viaduct Rail Park! Urban Industrial Chic meets true Work/Live loft with indoor heated parking. Once a photography studio, this rare, artist-d...429 N 13th St, #4A, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $599,000 $610,000Sold For 2Beds 1Baths 2000Sq Ft429 N 13th St, #4A, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $599,000
Opportunity to live across the street from the new Reading Viaduct Rail Park! Urban Industrial Chic meets true Work/Live loft with indoor heated parking. Once a photography studio, this rare, artist-designed corner unit is in a unique and beautiful 110 year old converted garment factory in the Loft District. Oversized 7 ft windows wrap around this 4th floor combined unit giving you north and west light. 13 ft pine ceilings and original factory hardwood maple floors with exposed brick. Two units were combined to show off the huge original red pine wood columns which accent the streamlined custom Bulthaup kitchen and bar with a System 20 stainless workbench (now a collector’s item and in the Museum of Modern Art!). Gaggenau cooktop, new Blomberg Refrigerator, Bosch Dishwasher, new Bertazzoni convection wall oven, new Cavaliere exhaust hood, new Samsung washer and dryer. Huge bath with translucent glass, blue mosaic tiles, custom designed double vanity made of Corian and stainless steel with Kroin Faucets and Grohe Shower. Loft is separated with a custom designed handmade steel Murphy queen bed designed by a local artist. 2 storage rooms plus a personal work space/laundry room with utility sink. Floor plans for a three bedroom available, and also plumbing roughed in for an additional 1 1/2 baths. Gas hook up for fireplace. Subway one block away. Walkability score of 94 and minutes from Reading Terminal, Center City, Whole Foods, Restaurants and Shopping. Smoke Free building and cat friendly, but sorry no dogs. One indoor heated parking space in building with a 2nd available for purchase. Building is owner occupied small biz or residential. Owner is a licensed PA Real Estate Agent.429 N 13th St, #4A, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $599,000 Philadelphia PA 19123
429 N 13th St, #4G, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $510,000
Walk to Center City and live next to the Reading Viaduct Rail Park in this sun-drenched contemporary work/live LOFT with stunning southern views of Billy Penn and Center City! Open floor plan with a p...429 N 13th St, #4G, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $510,000 $510,000Sold For 2Beds 1Baths 1,678Sq Ft429 N 13th St, #4G, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $510,000
Walk to Center City and live next to the Reading Viaduct Rail Park in this sun-drenched contemporary work/live LOFT with stunning southern views of Billy Penn and Center City! Open floor plan with a potential second bedroom and powder room. This unit is the only one in the building with a custom sound dampening system in the ceiling, floor and party wall, making a quiet and peaceful space for those sensitive to city and neighbor noises. Perfect for entertaining, this premium, corner, south-facing unit is located in a unique and beautiful converted 110 year old garment factory in the Callowhill/Loft District. Eleven oversized 8 ft windows wrap around this large 4th floor unit giving you spectacular southern light. The 12 ft ceilings, new cherry floors and painted brick walls set off this wonderful airy space. The loft is separated by a custom room divider separating the entertaining spaces from the private and includes: Beautiful built-in cherry bookcases in the living room; upgraded kitchen with island that seats 4 and has elevated storage; adjacent dining area that can accommodate a table for 10; huge master sleeping area with built-in closets and storage; bathroom with his/hers sinks and stacked washer/dryer and a large, open office area. A second bedroom or similar space could easily be configured in this unit. Some substantial upgrades include a Whole House Water Purification System and upgraded electrical system that provides separate circuits for 2 office spaces and upgraded wiring and outlets for the audio and entertainment area. Walkability score of 95 and just minutes from Reading Terminal, Center City, Whole Foods, restaurants, shopping and transportation. Smoke-free building and cat friendly, but sorry no dogs. One indoor parking space in building comes with unit. Building is designed for a work/live condo providing you live there.429 N 13th St, #4G, Philadelphia, PA 19123 – $510,000 Philadelphia PA 19123
13 Highgate Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422 – $399,000
Rare opportunity to own this quiet, lovely and recently upgraded end-unit with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a huge finished basement in the highly desirable Blue Bell community of High Gate. A life witho...13 Highgate Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422 – $399,000 $399,000Sold For 3Beds 2.1Baths 2598Sq Ft13 Highgate Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422 – $399,000
Rare opportunity to own this quiet, lovely and recently upgraded end-unit with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and a huge finished basement in the highly desirable Blue Bell community of High Gate. A life without yardwork and roof repairs dollars awaits the new buyers of this beautifully maintained home that includes a first floor open floor plan with 2 fireplaces and a first floor Master suite with a large soaking tub and shower. The many highlights of this beautiful home include: 17 ft cathedral ceilings with skylights, 56K in upgrades including Kraftmaid Kitchen Cabinets, Hunter Douglas privacy blinds and new windows. Eat-in Kitchen with fireplace and breakfast deck, Living Room that opens to a huge quiet corner deck; great for entertaining. Lots of built-in closet storage in multiple closets, freshly painted interior, Jack and Jill bedrooms share a full bath on the 2nd floor. Finished basement with fireplace and possible workshop or wine cellar with 2nd room for fitness or office. Low HOA fees and a very high fund balance. Meticulously maintained grounds with diverse plantings, New LG Washer Dryer, 1 Car attached garage with abundant street parking. Close to Wings Field, Great Schools, Two Shopping Centers, 3 Country Clubs, many great restaurants like Panache and The Blue Bell Inn. Ten to fifteen minute drive from the charming village of Ambler and Chestnut Hill.13 Highgate Ln, Blue Bell, PA 19422 – $399,000 Blue Bell PA 19422