Listing provided courtesy of: Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
On the west side of a leafy, shaded block where 46th St. meets Larchwood Ave. in the Garden Court neighborhood of University City/ West Philly, this elegant twin is one of 14 beautifully preserved matching houses built c.1910 in the Colonial Revival style. It’s chock-full of ornate original woodwork & moldings, period lighting fixtures, leaded glass and gleaming original flooring. There are built-in window and stair seats, pocket doors, 2 decorative fireplaces, and a handsome main staircase plus a convenient extra set of back stairs.
Two years ago, the owners built a custom eat-in kitchen with floor-to-ceiling Oxford cabinets for maximum storage, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. From the kitchen, you can step out to the back porch (ready for your rebuild), brick patio and garden (fenced to keep puppies out).
Upstairs, the living-room-sized second floor front room was designed to be a family sitting room - and it can work equally well as a deluxe home office or a 7th bedroom. The sellers rebuilt the main bath with new Original Style tile, marble shower stall with Barber Wilson exposed shower, and a vanity combining antique faucets, marble countertop & bowl with a Waterworks stand. The 3 glimmering leaded glass windows are original.
The two connecting bedrooms on this floor were designed to be used together, with the middle room as a dressing room or nursery – or they can be private, separate, bedrooms instead. The larger, at the rear of the house, includes a turn-of-the-century summertime luxury: a private “sleeping porch.”
There are four additional bedrooms on the third level, plus a sweet original bath complete with a clawfoot tub. The basement is unfinished, tall & neat with laundry & mechanicals.
Just a block and a half from Baltimore Ave., this house is only 2 minutes away from the #34 trolley to center city – a quick 15-minute ride, stopping at UPenn, Drexel and the 30th St. Station transportation hub along the way. If you want to stay local, you can dine at Vientiane Café, Gojjo, The Gold Standard, Loco Pez, Dahlak, Vietnam, Booker’s, or any of the other small restaurants within a few blocks of 46th & Baltimore. The location is also within the catchment area* for the well-regarded Penn Alexander public K-8 grade school. (*Catchment area location does not guarantee admittance.)
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