5810 Addison St – PENDING

Modern must-haves, manageable square footage and a price that won’t break the bank make this sweet renovation on a great Cobb Creeks block an ideal starter home. A standout blue door and ceramic-tiled sunroom welcome you in—a true upgrade from a run-of-the-mill enclosed porch, it’s a heated space that’s totally useable year-round. The main level with recessed lighting and engineered antique birch floors has been fully opened up and given a smart, organized layout. The kitchen’s granite island overlooks the dining area one on side and white Shaker-style cabinets, fun basket-weave backsplash, more granite countertops and full stainless steel appliance package on the other. With two large front windows open to the sunroom and three large windows across the rear of the house, the first floor benefits from tons of natural light. Up on the second floor, the master bedroom occupies the front of the home with a large bank of windows and great closet space, while the other two bedrooms sit side by side overlooking the rear yard. The serene hall bath wows with a quilted subway tile half wall and tub surround, granite-topped Shaker-style vanity, deep linen closet and lovely original skylight. The back yard is just the right size for a patio set and grill. This home is located convenient to schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and it’s only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,184 sq ft
  • $149,900 – PENDING

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245 S 53rd St – PENDING

 

This classically-made, current-day-perfected twin just outside University City offers just the right square footage, whether you’re upgrading your home, downsizing back to the city or need a little extra space in the form a finished basement with full bath for out-of-town guests. Noteworthy details like the facade’s original architectural details (including the uber-charming front door overhang), enclosed porch with beadboard ceiling, a leaded glass transom, turned staircase with original banister, decorative fireplace and bay window maintain a true West Philly vibe, while the neutral-but-not-boring color palette and timeless finish selections complement any style. The cool, understated L-shaped kitchen features 42-inch gray Shaker-style cabinets, gleaming white quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, including a five-burner range and French door refrigerator framed by a bonus bank of cabinets. There’s enough space out back for a grill and bistro set, but we think the formal dining room is the natural place for guests to gather. The original pine floors continue throughout the second floor with three large bedrooms—each generous room has ample windows, with a lovely bay in the master. The bathroom is appointed with tasteful finishes that will stand the test of time: a gray porcelain tile tub surround, sleek Shaker-style vanity and marbled ceramic tile floors. The basement’s good ceiling height, recessed lighting and handsome flooring make it a truly useable living space, topped off by a guest bath with a marble hex-tiled base and gray porcelain-tiled surround walk-in shower. This stunning renovation is super-convenient to University City and the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St retail corridors, and the El is just a few blocks away.

  • $220,000 – PENDING
  • 3bd/2.5ba
  • 1,350 sq ft
  • finished basement

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5731 Baltimore Ave – SOLD

Bright, spacious and with bedrooms for days, this soaring twin on a large corner lot with detached two-car garage (not a typo!) feels like a dreamy modern-day bed and breakfast. The slate-tiled enclosed front porch leads to the totally open sun-drenched first floor, where high ceilings and new hand-scraped hardwood floors are met with striking original details in a crisp black-and-white color scheme that feels simultaneously antique and contemporary. Check out the decorative fireplace and leaded glass window in the living room, upcycled built-in cabinet in the dining room, and even copper-hued radiators. The enormous kitchen’s open layout makes it an entertainer’s, cook’s or work-from-home-er’s dream alike—a large quartz-topped workhorse of an island with deep undermount sink is opposite classic white Shaker-style cabinets with butcher block countertops, open shelves and a subway tile backsplash framing a dramatic chimney range hood. The whole farmhouse-chic theme is topped off with warm slate tiles and stainless steel appliances, including a Haier fridge. The turned staircase with a unique transom is the gateway to six large bedrooms evenly spread between the two upper floors. Each has its own individual charm, from square bay windows, mirrored built-in armoires and oversized windows to garden views and dual closets. In both bathrooms you’ll find slate tile floors and Shaker-style white vanities; one features a classic clawfoot tub and the other a more modern soaking tub with subway tile surround. The L-shaped garden space is amazing for whatever your outdoor thing is—cookouts, gardening, hammock naps or maybe creating a doggy paradise. Baltimore Ave is right at your fingertips, while Cobbs Creek’s hiking and biking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink are just a few blocks away.

  • $230,250 – SOLD
  • 6bd/2ba
  • 1,816 sq ft
  • 2-car garage

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5328 Locust St – SOLD

This renovated home on a pretty block is a perfect combination of bright, breezy and elegant, with a thoughtful and cohesive design that captures the best of old and new. The oohs and aahs start with the cearmic herringbone-tiled sunroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and pretty French doors leading into the living room, which has a white exposed brick wall and decorative fireplace. Original hardwood floors with inlaid border lead through to the dining room with on-trend light fixture, wainscoting and matching original mirrored corner doors—one to a coat closet, the other providing access to the partially finished basement with laundry area, half bath and interior garage access. The real showstopper is the stunner of a kitchen, with crisp white Shaker-style cabinetry (the upper half with glass panels to display the good stuff), unique white-on-white patterned tile backsplash, deep stainless steel undermount sink with gooseneck faucet, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, including an uber-stylish Haier fridge, and more herringbone tile floors. The original hardwoods continue upstairs through the hallway and into the three bedrooms, each bright and spacious with its own deep closet. The front is the clear master, with a large bank of windows highlighting the white brick accent wall. The gorgeous bathroom features a classic subway tile wall surrounding the vintage soaking tub, linen closet with original etched mirror door and a welcome burst of color in a teal accent vaulted ceiling surrounding the skylight, plus more of those herringbone floors we can’t get enough of. There’s a decent-size greenspace in the front of the house to exercise your green thumb, and two balconies off the kitchen ideal for container gardens. This home is super-convenient to University City and the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St retail corridors, and the El is just a few blocks away.

  • $240,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,280 sq ft
  • 1-car garage

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4744 Paschall Ave

Not too big and not too small, this home is just right: right size, right location, right style, right price. With tons of character and custom touches, like the retro-cool checkerboard floored sunroom with passthrough, exposed brick wall, painted black stairs with runner and signature red doors, this little gem is not to be missed. Located just off the Woodland Ave strip—West Philly’s best-kept secret—and right near the foot of the Grays Ferry Bridge, this home offers ease of access to all parts of the city without the high price tag of a Grays Ferry flip or a now-unreachable University City three-bedroom. The main level is open and airy with wide plank white oak floors all the way through, designated living and dining areas, and a half bath with a sleek and space-saving floating vanity. The kitchen at the rear features stylish and timeless finishes, like butcher block countertops, white Shaker-style J&K cabinets, subway tile backsplash, Kohler sink and stainless steel appliances including a slide-in Whirlpool range. Upstairs are two spacious and sunny bedrooms, both with ample closet space. The bathroom continues the timeless theme, with neutral porcelain tile floors, crisp white subway tile surround, floating marble-topped vanity and Grohe fixtures. There’s a nicely sized patio out back, perfect for a patio set and grill, and the property line extends beyond the fence—a great option for trash can storage or a bike rack. There’s additional storage space along with laundry hookups in the basement. Beyond all the pretty features, the seller has taken care of the ugly stuff as well, like replacing the sewer line out to the street, new plumbing and electric and of course a new roof. Local faves like Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, the Lil’ Pop Test Kitchen & Bakery and the 36 and 11 trolley lines are just around the corner, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park and Bartram’s Garden nearby.

  • $229,000
  • 2bd/1.5ba
  • 1,046

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907-09 S Conestoga St – SOLD

“One-of-a-kind” can be a cliche, but that’s really the best way to describe this farmhouse-chic house with a full side lot. Blending a funky personal style with lovely original details, the seller has created a home that’s warm and unique—and the additional outdoor space is an urban gardener’s dream come true. The enclosed shiplap porch, stone accent wall, original hardwood floors and floating wood staircase create an almost cabin-like vibe that’s balanced by the vintage charm of the jadeite-hued doors, tasteful kitchen finishes, and signature West Philly clawfoot tub and bay window. A decorative fireplace creates a cozy spot to gather in the living room, and there is easily enough room to create a separate dining area. The kitchen features classic white Shaker-style cabinets below butcher block countertops, a custom reclaimed wood wall accent, and a crisp white brick wall showcasing the stainless steel chimney hood and GE range. And don’t miss the fun original wallpaper peeking out from behind the fridge! Upstairs are two sunny and serene bedrooms in a nice neutral gray; the master features a deep closet and an inset perfect for a dresser or vanity. The slate-tiled bathroom is spacious and has a partially frosted window behind the tub to offer privacy without obscuring light. The finished basement features the same pretty slate tile, a convenient half bath and walk-out access to the backyard—add a wall and you’ve easily got a third bedroom for guests or a home office. The cemented rear patio is the perfect space for a grill and patio table, and the adjoining side lot offers amazing outdoor space even if gardening is not your thing—although it may be now. Located on a pretty little one-way block just below Baltimore Ave, this charming home is convenient to multiple bus lines, the 34 trolley and all the restaurants and retail along Baltimore, perhaps most notably Greensgrow West.

  • $137,000 – SOLD
  • 2bd/1.5ba
  • 880 sq ft
  • side lot included

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25 S 53rd St – SOLD

This beautifully renovated home combines high-end finishes with custom touches and preserved original details, giving it the feel of a luxury hotel. Located just below little Ludlow St, this porchfront house is in a great location convenient to University City and public transportation; that extra block keeps it super close to the El but not in its shadow as the house number might suggest. This developer has a careful eye for detail, as evidenced by the wainscoting throughout, stylish light fixtures, crown molding, tray ceiling in the master bedroom and added bonuses like built-in surround sound. Espresso hardwood floors flow through the open floorplan into the kitchen, which is a real showstopper, featuring 42-inch J&K cabinetry with crown molding, a quartz-topped island with breakfast bar and deep stainless steel undermount sink and gooseneck faucet accented by a design-forward statement light fixture, Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package including five-burner range and French door refrigerator, and pretty pale sea glass tile backsplash. Just behind the kitchen is a great combo mudroom/laundry area leading out the nice-sized patio, and the sweet little powder room completes the first floor perfectly. The hardwood floors continue upstairs with three large bedrooms, all with ample closet space. Soothing blue walls, pretty gray porcelain tile floors and tub surround, and opalescent tile inlay in the hall bath continue the vacation resort theme. The master bedroom, with a pretty bay window and recessed lighting in the tray ceiling, has a private en-suite bath with extra-wide walk-in shower with pretty mosaic tile inlay; the double closets are complemented by the niche directly outside the bedroom that makes a great dressing area. The basement is finished for added living space and has separate storage areas in the front and back. With all new systems and mechanicals, a neutral color palette and smart design, this home feels luxe yet comfortable and is simply awaiting the new owner’s furniture.

  • $230,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/2.5ba
  • 1,834 sq ft
  • finished basement
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823 S 56th St – SOLD

This high-quality renovation on a lovely Cobbs Creek block has the same high-end finishes and luxury feel that you find in homes at twice the price. It checks off all the boxes—open floorplan, central air, finished basement, stylish yet functional kitchen, hardwood floors, new roof and windows, updated mechanicals, 10-year tax abatement (pending approval)—and then some: this house has bathrooms for days! Don’t miss the thoughtful custom touches, like the passthrough to the mudroom to allow more light in, fully wired surround sound throughout, Ring doorbell and gorgeous way-better-than-builder-grade light fixtures with Edison bulbs. Solid oak floors make up most of the main level, leading into the ceramic tiled L-shaped kitchen featuring crisp white Shaker-style cabinets with built-in wine rack, neutral granite countertops with breakfast bar, stainless steel undermount sink and stainless steel Frigidaire appliance package. Just off the kitchen is the bilevel rear yard, with a deck for entertaining and an area below for planting or storage. The cool gray color palette continues on the second level, which has plush carpet throughout. The middle bedroom in many homes is an afterthought; here it’s not only a decent size but has two deep closets. The master bedroom, at the front, also has ample storage space with dual closets plus its own en-suite bath with sleek modern vanity and walk-in shower with frameless glass doors. The rear bedroom has its own deep closet and gets plenty of light from the bay window overlooking the deck. There’s another full bath on this level, also with frameless glass doors and marble tile surround, plus a soaking tub and dual vanity. This home has two powder rooms as well, one on the main level and another in the fully finished basement. Great for additional living space or a guest room, the basement also has a tiled laundry area, and the mechanicals are tastefully hidden away. This charming home is in a convenient location just off Baltimore Ave near schools, SEPTA, Christy and Sherwood parks, the Free Library and shopping centers, and only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • 3bd/2.2ba
  • $209,900 – SOLD
  • 1,380 sq ft (not including basement)
  • 10 yr tax abatement

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5643 Hazel Ave – SOLD

Here’s another stunner from Mahari Yared Design featuring a European sensibility, eco-friendly appliances and fixtures, and straight-up smart design. On a quiet one-way block, this sweet porchfront home has taken a complete 180 from its original state. Behind that signature green door you’ll find clean modern lines, a bright open floorplan, central air, new mechanicals and a new roof to literally top it off. Dotted throughout are extra touches of luxury and customization like the Zuo cement pendant kitchen lights, Nest thermostat, Ring doorbell and salvaged wood wall accent in the living room. The L-shaped kitchen is a lesson in efficiency with its black flat-front cabinets made from recycled materials, LG stainless steel Energy Star appliance package, undermount stainless steel sink utilizing valuable corner space, and Haier combination washer/dryer. Upstairs there are three sunny bedrooms—each with its own charming touch such as bay windows or deep closets—and an easy-breezy, almost beachy vibe. The bathroom is a minimalist’s dream, with clean white subway tile tub surround, waterfall-style vanity, wood-grain tile floors and black and silver hex tile accent bench. The back patio is a nice size for outdoor entertaining and has a side nook for bike and trash storage. Enjoy high-end design without breaking the bank in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers. This fabulous home is a stone’s throw from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink. The 10-year tax abatement approval is pending.

  • $155,000 – SOLD
  • 3b/1ba
  • 1,020 sq ft
  • 10yr tax abatement pending approval

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5811 Carpenter St – SOLD

This end-of-row home on a pretty Cobbs Creek block has classic West Philly charm alongside modern farmhouse chic–the stylish signature of one of our fave clients. Enter through the jadeite-hued front door into the main living space, where you are welcomed with refinished original hardwood floors with decorative inlay, a large window with leaded glass panels and a lovely turned staircase with unique carved banister. There’s a formal dining room with an alcove perfect for a bar cart or hutch, flanked by matching corner doors–one’s a handy closet, the other is the entrance to the basement. A wide archway leads into the slate-tiled kitchen featuring white Shaker-style cabinets, butcher block countertops, porcelain farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances and a cool exposed brick wall that showcases the architectural range hood. There’s a small shed in the back, great for a mudroom, that leads to the small but totally useable rear patio. Up on the second level, the large front bedroom has a lovely bay window and an enormous closet. The back bedroom features pretty mirrored dual closets and connects to the much-more-than-office-space middle bedroom. In the hall bath you’ll find the traditional West Philly triumvirate: clawfoot tub, pedestal sink and skylight, along with white beadboard wainscoting and slate tile floors. This charming home is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $135,500 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,028 sq ft

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6247 Larchwood Ave – SOLD

This charming Cobbs Creek home has character for days alongside stylish upgrades. From the adorable slate-tiled enclosed porch to the sleek farmhouse-inspired kitchen, each detail proves a flip can still feel warm and personal. The original details—hardwood floors with decorative inlay throughout, leaded glass front windows, original doors with glass knobs and the pretty turned staircase—are perfectly accented by a thoughtful color palette and timeless design choices. The main floor has an ideal layout with distinct living/dining/kitchen spaces, but with great flow in between. The spacious kitchen features slate tile floors, stainless steel appliances, white Shaker-style cabinets topped with dark butcher block countertops, a porcelain farmhouse sink and a pretty beadboard wall detail. Just off the kitchen is a small mudroom, great for storing gardening tools for the nice-sized front and rear yards. All three bedrooms get great natural light from oversized windows, and the rear benefits from an extra window overlooking the breezeway. The handsome bathroom features a skylight, crisp white subway tile tub surround, unique vanity with barn door, and exposed brick accent wall. The basement is super-finishable, with its good ceiling height and existing “throne” that could be completed as a proper powder room, and there is already a separate laundry area with utility sink. This fabulous house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $135,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,112 sq ft

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5345 Pine St – SOLD

This spacious porchfront home on a lovely tree-lined block was totally renovated in 2009 but maintains that classic West Philly charm. Starting with the wainscoting and transoms in the vestibule, and through the large living room with turned staircase and decorative fireplace with pretty green tile, to the formal dining room with French doors, this home offers hallmark Victorian details along with the bonus of being updated and move-in-ready but not a cookie-cutter flip. At the rear, the eat-in kitchen is spacious and well-laid out in a classic L-shape, featuring warm wood cabinetry, a brand-new Amana stainless steel range and plenty of opportunity for some easy updates to make it your dream kitchen. There’s also a convenient first-floor powder room with pretty pedestal sink and ceramic tile floors, as well as access to the back deck with paved patio below. The second floor features stylish new carpet and a spacious ceramic-tiled bathroom with a cute nook behind the shower, perfect for hanging bathrobes. The master and middle bedrooms feature beautiful bay windows, and three of the four bedrooms have great closet space–nobody’s perfect but there’s a deep hall closet to pick up the slack. The basement has extra-tall ceilings and is framed out for an additional bathroom, making it a great candidate for finishing in the future. On one of the greenest blocks in West Philly, this home is convenient to the 52nd St commercial strip and just a short commute to the 34 trolley line, Cedar Park, Dock Street, Amari’s, Vix Emporium, Taco Angeleno and everything Baltimore Ave has to offer.

  • $190,000 – SOLD
  • 4bd/1.5bd
  • 1,504 sq ft

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5345 Lindbergh Blvd – SOLD

This beautifully renovated home is in a great location just outside of University City. With rock-solid bones, contemporary upgrades and original charm, this house proves high-quality renovations don’t always come with a high price tag. The enclosed front porch is light-flooded and offers plenty of room for additional living space; it also sets the tone for the warm and welcoming vibe throughout the house. Head through a pretty original glass-paneled door into the living room, which is nice and wide and features refinished original hardwood floors with decorative inlay, recessed lighting and a custom built-in shelving unit that separates this space from the dining room. A breakfast bar provides an option for casual dining in addition to the spacious ceramic tiled designated dining area, and the kitchen features pretty wood cabinetry, spotproof steel Frigidaire appliances, mosaic tile backsplash, stylish gooseneck faucet and access to the partially finished basement. With plenty of room for storage and a separate laundry area, the basement also features cool built-in seating for bonus lounge space. Upstairs, you’ll find more gleaming hardwood floors in the bedrooms—where the seller took care to provide additional closet space where none existed while still keeping the rooms a useable size—and a stylishly renovated bathroom with skylight, ceramic tile tub surround with mosaic inlay and handsome vanity set flanked by stylish sconces. As for outdoor space, the front yard is great for exercising that green thumb, while the rear yard, accessed through the walk-out basement, offers the potential for two parking spaces as well as room for a grill and patio set. This still-affordable-for-now location is close to our favorite strip on Woodland Ave and right around the corner from Bartram’s Garden and the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail.

  • 3bd/1ba
  • $110,000 – SOLD
  • 960 sq ft

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5828 Cedar Ave – SOLD

One of our favorite developers has done it again, marrying modern must-haves with original charm in this latest Cobbs Creek renovation. This classic porchfront features an open floor plan on the main level, high ceilings with recessed lighting, new hardwood floors, a large dining room and a stylish contemporary kitchen to satisfy your inner chef. Featuring stainless steel appliances, pale quartz countertops with corner undermount sink, cool gray-hued Shaker-style cabinets, a pretty mosaic tile backsplash and built-in shelves for additional pantry storage, the kitchen offers access to the rear yard with plenty of space for both gardening and grilling. The second floor features new plush carpet and an updated bathroom with skylight and a crisp white-and-gray color palette, including porcelain tile tub surround with mosaic inlay. The large master bedroom features a nice bay window overlooking the front yard; there are two more similar sized bedrooms plus a bonus den, office or walk-in closet. The basement, with a bonus half bath, is a totally usable space for more than just storage—workshop, perhaps? This beautiful renovation makes a great starter home and the generous square footage lends itself to creative use of space, so get that Pinterest account ready. In a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $145,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,314 sq ft

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548 S 54th St – SOLD

Looking for an investment property but don’t want to invest a lot of time? Are you ready to own your own home but could use help paying the mortgage by having a tenant? Either way, this fully renovated duplex is the perfect package, ready to go and wrapped up with a bow–or, more accurately, this developer’s signature green door. Totally renovated with a Euro-inspired design, high-efficiency mechanicals and appliances, and a sleek contemporary style, this property is the definition of turnkey. Both units were rehabbed with care, with better-than-builder-grade finishes like space-saving sliding doors on the bathrooms, sleek flat-front white cabinets mixed with stylish stainless steel, funky Edison bulb light fixtures and LG washer/dryer combo units. Unit 1 (currently tenant-occupied) is a spacious bilevel with two bedrooms on the lower level, but the good ceiling height and windows with deep sills make it so you hardly notice you’re below grade. There’s a huge closet in the landing between, and the master bedroom has enough room for a designated office or vanity space. This unit has exclusive access the rear yard, the perfect size for grilling and entertaining al fresco. The second-floor studio is bright and spacious and the open layout provides tons of options for furniture arrangement. Just past the kitchen is a large closet area with built-in shelving–add a privacy curtain and you’ve got a great dressing area. This property offers easy access to public transportation as well tons of dining and shopping options along both Baltimore Ave and the 52nd St strip.

  • $240,000 – SOLD
  • Duplex
  • 1,128 sqft

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5736 Addison St – SOLD

One of our favorite developer clients has nailed it once again with this Cobbs Creek charmer. A super-cute house with solid bones, this one looks and feels like a five-star Airbnb listing. The classic porchfront twin on a great little block features original hardwood floors with inlaid border on the main level, a tastefully updated kitchen and three nice-sized bedrooms with plush carpet. The main level has great flow between the cozy front room with a large front window, neutral gray walls, recessed lighting and a wide archway leading to the dining room with large windows overlooking the breezeway and a pretty powder room tucked away to the side, and the bright eat-in kitchen. Featuring crisp white Shaker-style J&K cabinets, stainless steel appliances including a GE five-burner range, granite countertops with stainless steel undermount sink, this stylish kitchen offers plenty of room for a bistro set for casual dining. The rear paved patio is a nice size, just enough room to grill and try your hand at a container garden. The second floor is just as sunny and warm as the first, with large windows, neutral carpet and some original details like the dual-mirrored closet doors in the rear bedroom and wood door with privacy glass in the front. Those two bedrooms are evenly sized and both have dual closets, so either could function as the master bedroom. And the middle room is a true bedroom—definitely more than just an office or an afterthought. The updated bathroom has contemporary finishes, pretty wood vanity and ceramic tile wall and tub surround. There’s a linen closet in the hallway as well as the full basement for extra storage. The allure of this home is more than just surface appeal; it has all new electric, plumbing, windows and heater. This fabulous house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $139,900 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,110 sq ft

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5410 Osage Ave – SOLD

This classic porchfront rowhome has lovely contemporary updates that blend perfectly with its original details. From the inside out, the seller has taken care of the hard stuff, like all new wiring and heating systems, along with aesthetics like refinished hardwood floors, new trim and doors, updated kitchen and new half bath plus laundry room. The main living area is cozy yet open, with an oversized window and a modern take on a turned staircase with a unique peek-a-boo window into the kitchen. The kitchen is the real showstopper. With sleek, industrial-cool accents, it still manages to feel homey and welcoming, patiently waiting for its first dinner party. This design mag-worthy space features dark butcher block countertops contrasting with white Shaker-style cabinets, a concrete-topped center island with extra cabinet storage, stainless steel appliances including a GE range with dramatic architectural-style hood, dual-basin farmhouse sink and full-wall subway tile backsplash. At the rear of the house is the new half bath with pedestal sink and full-size washer and dryer. There’s a small rear patio, offering enough room for a patio set or a grill and container garden. The second level has three bedrooms all comparable in size—no home office/dressing room-only option here. The front features a pretty bay window and adorable shuttered storage space, the middle has handy built-in shelving, and the rear has a beautiful original built-in armoire. The updated bathroom has a subway tile shower surround, pedestal sink and pretty gray ceramic tile flooring to complement the neutral blueish-gray walls. The basement has good standing height and provides additional storage space. This home is convenient to the 52nd St commercial strip and just a short commute to the 34 trolley line, Cedar Park, Dock Street, Amari’s, Vix Emporium, Taco Angeleno and everything Baltimore Ave has to offer.

  • $145,000
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,080 sq ft

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5861 Osage Ave – SOLD

Not all flips are created equal, and one of our favorite developer clients hits it out of the park yet again with this Cobbs Creek house. Staying true to the home’s original character, this rehab provides all the creature comforts and upgrades without feeling cookie-cutter or prefab. The fresh facade and classic porchfront welcome you into an open living and dining area with pretty wide-plank hardwood floors, recessed lighting and large front window. The nicely laid-out kitchen features white quartz countertops with porcelain tile backsplash with sea glass subway tile inlay, Shaker-style cabinets and a stainless steel appliance package including Frigidaire Gallery five-burner range and Samsung French door refrigerator and bottom-drawer freezer. Don’t miss the bonus living space in the finished basement, where the addition of a half bath makes it work for a guest space. There is extra storage space as well to keep bulky seasonal items out of sight. On the second floor, the master bedroom at the front of the house has a lovely bay window, new carpet that continues throughout this level and good closet space. The other two bedrooms are similar in size and have nice original five-panel doors; the rear bedroom has dual closets. There’s a hall bath with porcelain tile flooring and shower surround with a pretty sea glass tile inlay, deep soaking tub and dark wood vanity. The rear yard has plenty of space for a grill and patio set and maybe even a fire pit for the colder months. In additional to all the lovely finishes, the home also has completely new mechanicals and all new windows. This fabulous house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • $139,000 – SOLD
  • 1,360 sq ft

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5541 Osage Ave – SOLD

With charm and character for days, this lovingly restored house already feels like home. From the planting beds beneath the open front porch to the newly refinished hardwood floors, from the updated kitchen to the copy-worthy staging, this house is warm, welcoming and move-in ready. The first floor opens into the living room with decorative mantel, large window with leaded glass transom overlooking the porch, pretty original banister and original pine floors that continue throughout. There’s a spacious dining room with an extra-deep storage closet and access to the basement with laundry area. The renovated kitchen is dotted with vintage-chic touches like the white beadboard walls, wrought iron fixtures and a porcelain farmhouse sink. The stainless steel appliances–including Whirlpool range and dishwasher and a sleek pro-style range hood–help blend new with old and pair nicely with the white Shaker-style cabinets, butcher block countertops and slate tile floor. A custom-built radiator cover provides additional prep or display space, and the two large windows help make the room bright and breezy. Upstairs there are three good-sized bedrooms and a nicely appointed hall bath with classic black-and-white tile flooring and walls, crisp white fixtures and a classic West Philadelphia skylight. The front bedroom has a pretty bay window and large closet. The other two bedrooms are similar in size; the rear bedroom has another large closet. This home is convenient to the 52nd St commercial strip and just a short commute to the 34 trolley line, Cedar Park, Dock Street, Amari’s, Vix Emporium, Taco Angeleno and everything Baltimore Ave has to offer.

  • $135,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,140 sq ft

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5232 Beaumont Ave – SOLD

This totally renovated, extra-wide porchfront rowhome is the perfect first house. On a quiet one-way street just off the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St strips, this home is a great option for those looking for a convenient West Philly location without paying University City prices. Renovated from the inside out with new HVAC, plumbing, electric and windows throughout, this house is the definition of move-in ready. And thoughtful touches like pretty slate blue walls, honey-colored wood floors and ceiling fans in every bedroom make it warm and inviting, not stark white and sterile like so many other rehabs. The first floor is completely open with a nice flow from the living room into the L-shaped kitchen, with great cabinet space, stainless steel GE appliance package, granite countertops, deep stainless steel undermount sink and mixed mosaic tile backsplash with hints of metallic, stone and marble. There’s a powder room tucked away just off the kitchen and access to a nice-sized yard and finished basement for added living space. The second level has plush new carpet throughout, two rear bedrooms that overlook the yard and a front master bedroom with a large closet and two oversized windows. The hall bath is spacious with ceramic tile flooring and full-wall shower surround, soaking tub and granite-topped vanity with great storage. This home is conveniently located close to multiple bus lines, the post office, Cedar Park, the Kingsessing Rec Center and of course shopping and dining along Baltimore Ave and 52nd St.

  • $110,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,024 sq ft

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5823 Pine St – SOLD

Not all flips are created equal, as this super-charming home proves. The definition of move-in ready, this house offers all the modern comforts like an updated kitchen, finished basement, recessed lighting and all new mechanicals while maintaining its West Philly charm with original hardwood floors, turned staircase, round bay window and classic front porch. The vestibule, with original doors, wainscoting and unique parquet flooring, opens into the large living room with leaded glass window and oak floors with decorative inlay. A separate dining room with original built-in corner cabinet is accessed through a wide archway, making it feel less formal, and flows directly into the open kitchen with granite countertops and breakfast bar; Pioneer cabinets with crown molding; stainless steel appliances, including a five-burner Frigidaire range; oversize undermount stainless steel sink; and a one-of-a-kind backsplash with a mix of porcelain, stone and sea glass tile. Just off the kitchen is a sweet little half bath and access to the finished basement with porcelain tile floors, a laundry closet and extra storage space at the front. The second floor features four sunny bedrooms; the two in the middle are smaller but both decently sized and with good closets and brand-new carpet, while the front bedroom has hardwood floors, a bay window, large closet with storage space above and an additional corner closet. The rear bedroom, only slightly smaller than the master, has carpet and dual closets and benefits from windows on two walls. The stylish hall bath has a skylight, large white vanity with drawer storage, and a deep soaking tub with full-wall porcelain and sea glass tile surround. This fabulous home has great outdoor space and is on a quiet block convenient to schools, SEPTA, the Free Library, shopping centers and Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $159,900 – SOLD
  • 4bd/1.5ba
  • 1,558 sq ft

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4804 Paschall Ave – SOLD

This is not a cookie-cutter rehab by an investor looking to make a quick profit. The seller is a business owner who wanted to invest in the neighborhood that has been home to his headquarters for decades. The quality of the renovation is apparent from the curb; the exterior was meticulously painted to make the lovely details of the historic facade shine. But this is not just a cosmetic rehab—the house was a total gut renovation, with a brand-new roof, replacement windows, all new plumbing, wiring and HVAC. The interior renovation created a lovely open first floor, with recessed lighting all the way through, enough space for separate dedicated living and dining spaces and a nice-sized powder room with an elongated window, dark wood vanity and subway tile wall surround. The kitchen features clean white 42-inch cabinetry, black and white granite countertops with complementary white subway tile backsplash and Frigidaire stainless steel appliances. Just beyond the kitchen is a sunny bonus room with lots of possibilities: breakfast room, home office or playroom, for starters. There’s also a nice back patio leading down into a planting area—yes, you can live in the city and have a garden! Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, all flooded with natural light, and a deep linen closet. The spacious bathroom has a large white vanity, pretty ceramic tile floors and white subway wall and tub surround. Featuring clean lines, modern finishes and an open floor plan, this sweet house is welcoming and move-in ready. Trolley and bus lines on the corner go to Center City in less than 15 minutes, and it’s only a few blocks to Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, West Philly Community Acupuncture, the Free Library, West Philly Tool Library, Comegy’s playground and the Kingsessing Rec Center. This is a rare opportunity to get University City-level finishes in a still-affordable-for-now West Philly location.

  • $159,900 – SOLD
  • 3beds/1.5baths
  • 1,394 sq ft
  • Tax abatement

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4916 Paschall Ave – SOLD

This is not a cookie-cutter rehab by an investor looking to make a quick profit. The seller is a business owner who wanted to invest in the neighborhood that has been home to his headquarters for decades. The quality of the renovation is apparent from the curb; the exterior was meticulously painted to make the lovely details of the historic facade shine. But this is not just a cosmetic rehab—the house was a total gut renovation, with a brand-new roof, replacement windows, all new plumbing, wiring and HVAC. The interior renovation created a lovely open first floor, with recessed lighting all the way through, enough space for separate dedicated living and dining spaces and a nice-sized powder room with an elongated window, dark wood vanity and subway tile wall surround. The kitchen features clean white 42-inch cabinetry, black and white granite countertops with complementary white subway tile backsplash and Frigidaire stainless steel appliances. There’s also a huge rear deck leading down into a planting area—yes, you can live in the city and have grass! Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, all flooded with natural light, and a deep linen closet. The spacious bathroom has a large white vanity, pretty ceramic tile floors and white subway wall and tub surround. This sweet house, with its charming storybook exterior and clean modern interior, is welcoming and move-in ready. Trolley and bus lines on the corner go to Center City in less than 15 minutes, and it’s only a few blocks to Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, West Philly Community Acupuncture, the Free Library, West Philly Tool Library, Comegy’s playground and the Kingsessing Rec Center. This is a rare opportunity to get University City-level finishes in a still-affordable-for-now West Philly location.

  • $165,000 – SOLD
  • 3beds/1.5baths
  • 948  sq ft
  • Tax abatement

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527 S 55th St – SOLD

This quintessential West Philly porchfront rowhome was lovingly renovated by its architect owner. And while it offers the same bells and whistles of the “new” houses selling nearby, it is by no means a flip—the house was renovated with the homeowner’s needs, not profit, in mind. The original details, like hardwood floors, unpainted woodwork, turned staircase and tiled vestibule with wainscoting, were preserved in the process of making updates: there is all new plumbing, a new roof and a totally renovated kitchen and bathroom. The main level is open and welcoming, with a large living room with decorative fireplace and leaded glass window that leads through a wide archway to the dining room, both with oak floors with decorative inlay. An original swinging door with leaded glass panel leads to the contemporary-cool kitchen with original pine flooring; crisp white cabinetry, appliances and countertops; three large windows; and a clever layout that gives a nod to the classic breakfast nook. Upstairs, the equally stylish bathroom has crisp white subway tile shower surround, hex tile floor and contemporary vanity. The front bedroom is the largest and has hardwood floors and a pretty round bay window; the rear bedroom has dual mirrored closets and would also make a great master bedroom. This room connects to one of the middle bedrooms, currently used as home office. Both middle bedrooms have decent closet space and great natural light and are waiting for the next owner to update with their own personal style—maybe finding more original floors under the carpet? There’s a good-size grassy backyard accessed via a small mudroom perfect for storing gardening tools. The large basement provides a laundry area and plenty of room for storage and, with its good ceiling height, makes a great workspace for the handy homeowner. With room to grow into, this perfect starter home is conveniently located close to both the 52nd St and Baltimore Ave strips.

  • $139,900 – SOLD
  • 4bd/1ba
  • 1,608 sq ft

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1045 S 50th St – SOLD

This right-size house is charming both inside and out, with a bright color palette, unique finishes and great outdoor space. The front garden is currently in bloom, with lilies, daffodils, ornamental grasses and even a fig tree. The ceramic tiled sunroom with large window provides a great view, and the current owners added stylish-meets-functional bike storage and coat rack. The main level has a great open plan, with original hardwood floors that continue throughout, a pretty turned staircase, recessed lighting and a large kitchen with butcher block breakfast bar overlooking the designated dining area. The kitchen also features granite countertops, tons of handsome wood cabinetry, including an extra bank of cabinets below the breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and a vintage pressed tin­-inspired backsplash. Behind a pocket door is a convenient half bath with fun green walls and the cutest sink you’ve ever seen. The rear patio is a great space for dining al fresco; the extra-high fence provides privacy without making you feel boxed in. The front and rear bedrooms both have dual closets, while the master features a bank of windows overlooking the front garden—and with no neighbors across the street, you might forget for a second you’re in the city. The middle bedroom is the smallest but still has plenty of space to serve as an actual bedroom—no home-office-only situation here. The tastefully updated bathroom features ceramic tile floors and shower surround and a crisp white pedestal sink and floating shelves that pop against the dark blue walls. This home is just a few blocks off Baltimore Ave, with neighborhood faves like Dock Street Brewery, Satellite Coffee, the Fire Works coworking space, VIX Emporium, Amari’s, summer pop-up Taco Angeleno and of course Cedar and Clark parks and the Kingsessing Rec Center all super close.

  • 289,900 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1.5ba
  • 1,122 sq ft

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5214 Walton Ave – SOLD

This perfectly sized, totally renovated house is in a great location just off Baltimore Ave. Everything has been updated inside and out, from the brand-new roof and windows and updated electrical and plumbing to the dark bamboo floors, recessed lighting and additional full bath in the partially finished basement. The first floor offers a great open living space, with a pretty turned staircase with original banister in the living room, which flows into the designated dining room, which has a bay window and deep under-the-stairs storage closet. The open floor plan continues into the huge eat-in kitchen with pretty cherry-stained wood cabinetry with crown molding, granite countertops with deep stainless steel undermount sink, and metallic and stone mosaic backsplash–not to mention the stainless steel GE appliance package including a five-burner range. Through the kitchen is the good-sized rear yard, which can also be accessed by the breezeway–no dragging bikes or trash cans through your new house! The second floor offers four spacious bedrooms with plush new carpet. The large front bedroom has a pretty bay window, the rear bedroom has windows on two walls for great natural light, and the two in the middle are legit bedrooms—no mere technicalities here. The oversize bathroom has grey porcelain tile flooring and shower surround with mosaic glass tile border. In addition to the extra-wide vanity there’s flex space for a linen cabinet, designated vanity/prep area or maybe even a plant shelf. The basement offers lots of additional storage space but would also be a great game room or guest space; it has its own full bath with ceramic tile floor walk-in shower. This quiet little block of Walton Ave is convenient to the 52nd St strip as well as Cedar Park and of course the rest of the Baltimore Ave business corridor.

  • $209,900 – SOLD
  • 4bd/2ba
  • 1,920 sq ft

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5837 Osage Ave – SOLD

Style and function intersect perfectly in this one-of-a-kind Cobbs Creek home that comes complete with a 10-year tax abatement (pending approval). This high-quality renovation makes luxury affordable with all-new everything from the floors to the roof, the custom iron railings to the HVAC, the plumbing and wiring to the windows and doors. The way-above-builder-grade finishes include designer light fixtures, high-end appliances, custom tilework and hardwired speakers. The first floor is completely open and has an airy contemporary vibe with Delaware Bay driftwood floors and recessed lighting all the way through, a designated dining area and a minimalist-glam kitchen with breakfast bar and striking pendant lights. Featuring sleek white flat-front cabinetry with contrasting black granite countertops; stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven, gas cooktop with dramatic stainless steel hood, and Frigidaire dishwasher and refrigerator; and stainless steel undermount sink with pro-style gooseneck faucet, the kitchen is this home’s striking centerpiece whether you’re cooking a holiday dinner or warming up takeout. The second floor has tasteful gray carpet throughout, three nice-sized bedrooms with notably high ceilings and good closet space—with a bay window in the large front master and a cool painted exposed brick accent wall in the rear. The bathroom continues the breezy vibe with wood grain tile flooring, stylish contemporary vanity and crisp white oversized textured porcelain tile shower surround. The finished basement provides great additional living space and a half bath. This fabulous house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $124,900 – SOLD
  • 3beds/1.5baths
  • 1,415 sq ft

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5138 Webster St – SOLD

This beautifully renovated home has everything a buyer could ask for: great location, modern upgrades and quality construction with attention to detail and personal touches that are the hallmark of Air Tight Construction. The first floor is bright and airy with oak floors throughout, recessed lighting and a white exposed brick wall to add the right amount of character. The open kitchen has neutral porcelain tile floors that blend nicely with the hardwood; Coline cabinetry with crown molding; granite countertops; stainless steel appliances, including a French door Samsung refrigerator with bottom-drawer freezer and five-burner slide-in GE range with Broan hood; a deep undermount stainless steel sink; and plenty of room for a breakfast table, additional prep space or a bar. Don’t miss the built-in granite shelves, perfect for displaying cookbooks or serving pieces—a nice example of preserving the home’s original detail. The kitchen leads out to the rear patio, which offers enough space for a grill and testing your green thumb with a container garden. The first thing you notice when heading to the second floor, also with hardwood floors throughout, is the striking Edison bulb light fixture in the hallway—no mere builder-grade fixtures here! The master bedroom with sunny bay window has a nice deep closet as well as an original built-in armoire with mirrored doors. The other two bedrooms are similar in size, the rear with good closet space and the middle with a nook overlooking the breezeway that would nicely fit a desk or vanity. The bathroom features a white quilted subway tile wall and shower surround with pretty stone and glass accent and a large vanity offering plenty of storage. The large finished basement has its own full bath with ceramic tile floors and walk-in shower with metallic tile inlay. This classic porchfront rowhome is just one block north of Baltimore Ave with neighborhood faves like Dock Street Brewery, Cedar Park (home of the city’s best summer jazz series), Satellite Coffee, VIX Emporium, Amari’s, Taco Angeleno, Cedar Park Café and more within just a few blocks.

  • $199,900 – SOLD
  • 3beds/2baths
  • 1,800 sq ft

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5338 Webster St – SOLD

Not too big and not too small, this well-loved classic West Philly porchfront rowhome is just right. On a pretty little block right off Baltimore Ave, this house is move-in ready but has plenty of room for the next owner to add their personal touches. There are classic original details throughout, like a leaded glass window, a tiled vestibule with transom window, and two decorative mantels with pretty vintage tile, along with improvements such as replacement windows, a newer kitchen and bathroom and some updated mechanicals. The first floor offers a large open living space as well as a dining area separated by an open archway. The spacious galley-style kitchen with ceramic tile flooring has cool black countertops and sleek black appliances to complement the light wood cabinets, which have undermounted lights, and butcher block island with stainless steel drawers for added prep space and storage. There’s plenty of room for a breakfast nook or to add another bank of cabinets if there’s a hardcore chef in the household. The large wood deck is the perfect spot to dine al fresco; below you’ll find raised planting beds, great for starting a vegetable garden, and a breezeway to store bikes and/or gardening tools. Upstairs in the front bedroom there’s a large bay window, a lovely original built-in mini armoire and fireplace with green tile. This room adjoins a smaller middle bedroom that would make a great nursery or dressing room and is followed by another smaller bedroom with three windows that make the room feel super light and airy. There’s a good-size bedroom in the rear with a large closet, and a ceramic tiled bathroom with wood vanity and cool beachy tones. The full basement has good ceiling height, a laundry area and plenty of room for storage. Not a quick flip and not a fixer-upper, this perfect starter home is conveniently located close to both the 52nd St and Baltimore Ave strips.

  • $150,000 – SOLD
  • 4beds/1bath
  • 1,600 sq ft

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615 N 57th St – SOLD

Build your investment portfolio with this turnkey Carroll Park property, or be a smart homeowner and live in one unit while having a tenant help pay down your mortgage. Fully rehabbed in 2008, this duplex has nice original details along with smart modernizations such as electric heaters where fireplaces once were—no need to worry about any PGW bills as both units are completely electric. The first-floor unit, with carpet throughout, has a nice-size front room with oversized window and two good-size bedrooms, a nicely appointed hall bath and ceramic tiled eat-in kitchen with direct access to the back yard. The second-floor unit has a large front room with original decorative mantel and bay window, a larger back bedroom with original built-in armoire, a slightly smaller middle room (but big enough to be a true bedroom) and ceramic tiled hall bath and eat-in kitchen. The basement has separate access to use for storage, or the potential to install laundry. This property is convenient to Lancaster Avenue and the 10 and 15 trolley lines.

  • $80,000 – SOLD
  • Duplex
  • 1,470 sq ft

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5236 Walton Ave – SOLD

Be the envy of your Pinterest followers as the new owner of this classic West Philly porchfront twin, which combines unique updates with vintage character. With recently refinished hardwood floors throughout, original details in every room, and quirky custom touches, this house is perfect for someone who doesn’t want to do work but isn’t interested in a cookie-cutter renovation. Enter through the original vestibule with gorgeous wood wainscoting and original tile floor into a large living room with high coffered ceilings, crown molding, stained glass and a beautiful mantel with intact original tile. The living room leads to a generously sized dining room complete with a pocket door, wall sconces and a unique built-in cabinet. The Euro-inspired eat-in kitchen features crisp white base cabinets, open upper shelving, butcher block countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile flooring and a custom-built sawmill-style island. The half bath off the kitchen is lined floor-to-ceiling with reclaimed wood and has the cutest little window. The fenced-in back yard has plenty of space for both grilling and gardening. A pretty turned staircase leads to the second floor, with a large back bedroom with original built-in armoire and crown molding, and an attached bedroom that would function perfectly as a home office, nursery or dressing room. The large front bedroom has a bay window, original mantel and a pocket door. The nice-sized fourth bedroom has a transom window and recessed wall storage. The bathroom combines classic hexagon floor tile and pedestal sink with reclaimed wood wainscoting and an industrial-cool aluminum tub surround. This quiet little block of Walton Ave is right off Baltimore Ave and is convenient to the 52nd St strip as well as Cedar and Malcolm X parks.

  • $209,900
  • 4beds/1.5baths
  • 1920 sq ft

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5229 Walton Ave – SOLD

This beautifully renovated Cedar Park home has everything a homebuyer could ask for: great location, modern upgrades and quality construction with just the right touch of original charm. Enter into the open floorplan living area featuring unique wide-plank hickory floors, high ceilings with recessed lighting and a wall of windows along the dining area. The ceramic tiled kitchen features granite countertops; stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, built-in microwave and a pro-style five-burner Frigidaire range; stainless steel undermount sink with gooseneck faucet; mosaic glass tile backsplash; a center island; and handsome Thomasville Shaker-style oak cabinets. The first floor also has a sunny mudroom with laundry hookups that leads out to the large backyard. The staircase with original banister leads to the second floor, which has brand-new neutral carpet throughout. The sunny front bedroom has two closets and its own en-suite bath, which is accessed via pretty French doors and has a large walk-in shower with ceramic tile surround with mosaic glass tile inlay and a pretty granite-topped vanity. The three-piece hall bath is also nicely appointed with ceramic tile, granite vanity and a window providing nice natural light. There are two other nice-size bedrooms with good closet space, and don’t forget about the ceramic tiled finished basement for additional living space. This quiet little block of Walton Ave is right off Baltimore Ave and is convenient to the 52nd St strip as well as Cedar and Malcolm X parks.

  • $179.900 – SOLD
  • 3beds/2baths
  • 1,380 sq ft

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5806 Spruce St – SOLD

The best houses are the ones that have been lovingly cared for by their owners for a long time, and the pride of ownership of this Cobbs Creek gem goes all the way back to 1953. The beautifully maintained home combines its charming original details, like hardwood floors, doors and woodwork, with just the right upgrades, including a just-renovated kitchen and bathroom and replacement windows throughout. The large front porch offers plenty of space for a patio set, bike storage, planter garden or all of the above and leads to a vestibule with original wainscoting. The spacious living room showcases oak floors with decorative inlay, a pretty turned staircase and a decorative fireplace and leads into the formal dining room. From there enter into a separate breakfast area, a popular setup since it allows for an extra ‘flex’ space, leading to the compact but smartly designed kitchen featuring granite countertops, large stainless steel undermount sink with gooseneck faucet and new J&K maple cabinetry with crown molding. A new backdoor with integrated window shade leads into a small mudroom/pantry area and out to the good-sized paved yard with small inset planting bed. Upstairs you’ll find a large front bedroom with bay window, a bright rear bedroom with a beautiful original built-in armoire with mirrored doors, and two good-sized middle bedrooms. The stylish bathroom features a pretty vanity with great storage and ceramic tile flooring and shower surround with mosaic glass tile inlay. The large unfinished basement has laundry and lots of room for storage and houses a newer heater and brand-new Pex plumbing system. This great house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center and shopping centers, and just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its bike/hiking trails, baseball, basketball, ice skating rink and other activities.

  • $SOLD: 90,000
  • 4 beds/1 bath
  • 1,424 sq ft

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5410 Catharine St – SOLD

One of our all-time favorite builders has done it again: brought an older home into the 21st century with gorgeous renovations—LED recessed lighting, a sophisticated contemporary color scheme, a master suite, all-new kitchen and baths and of course new mechanicals—without sacrificing the hallmark charm of a classic West Philly home. This perfect balance of old and new begins at the foyer, which has the original wainscoting with fresh white paint, original marble threshold and new oversize gray ceramic tile. Original details abound in the living room: refinished original hardwood floors with inlay, staircase with original millwork, and an arched stained glass detail above the double windows. The large separate dining room has been opened up to the kitchen, creating a functional open floorplan suited for 2014 living. The kitchen is outfitted with granite counters with stainless steel undermount sink, gooseneck faucet and breakfast bar; a glass tile backsplash; stainless steel appliances and dark wood cabinets with sleek oversize hardware. Pass through the large mudroom to the back patio. Up the lovely turned staircase and to the rear is the master suite—a good-size bedroom with built-in storage and private bathroom with oversize vanity and stall shower with great tile work. At the other end of the hallway is the large front bedroom with bay window and large closet, and in the middle is a nice-size bedroom and full hall bath with linen closet. Don’t forget the great West Philly location—on a nice wide block super-close to both Baltimore Ave and 52nd St, four blocks to Malcolm X Park and now within the UPenn loan boundaries.

  • SOLD: $150,000
  • 3 beds/2 baths
  • 1,588 sq ft

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516 S Conestoga St – SOLD

REDUCED to sell this year! At this new price, this house is the definition of “bang for your buck” and was renovated throughout with special care to preserve the property’s original charm. Upgrades include recessed lighting, crown molding, new Bruce hardwood floors downstairs and neutral carpet upstairs, nice ceiling fans, new boiler and water heater, new windows, new roof and electric. The enclosed front porch, which makes for a great sitting room or bike storage, opens to the spacious living room with decorative mantel and turned staircase. Beyond that is the good-sized dining room that opens to the kitchen. Talk about form meeting function: The kitchen has cherry flat-panel cabinets, cool glass tile backsplash, sleek GE stainless steel appliances and stylish stainless and glass vent hood. The heated mudroom has hook-ups for convenient first-floor laundry and opens to the deep backyard. Upstairs are three sunny bedrooms with good closet space and a spotless bathroom with working skylight, rain showerhead, marble tub surround and wall tile, and a pretty pedestal sink. This home is nestled on a one-way street with front gardens boasting pride of ownership, just a stone’s throw from Cedar Park and Angora Park and convenient to both the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St corridors, public transit and a ZipCar location.

  • SOLD: $114,900
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,215 sq ft
  • Fully renovated

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116 N 61st St – SOLD

Why rent when you can buy this move-in ready house? The current owner has brought this classic rowhome into the 21st century—you get details like nice original woodwork and hardwood floors with inlay along with recessed lighting, main floor laundry and a freshly renovated kitchen and bath. Enter through a gorgeous original double front door into the nice-sized living room wired for cable and ready for your wall-mount TV.  A lovely archway with pillars joins the living room to the dining room with built-in storage and a passthrough window to the kitchen with newer ceramic tile floor, cabinets and countertops, plus access to the laundry room. Upstairs is the spacious front bedroom with bay window, a decent-sized middle bedroom, and a large rear bedroom with two exposures. The hall bath has a huge skylight and clawfoot tub and has been updated with a new vanity and ceramic tile floor. The second floor also has new laminate flooring and ceiling fans throughout, plus the charm of the original woodwork on the large linen closet and the original banister. Don’t forget the location, which is super convenient to the El and the Market St and 60th St commercial strips. If you can come up with first and last month’s rent for a new apartment, then you can afford to buy this home; with FHA or other special financing, your down payment could be under $2,000.

  • $57,000
  • 3 bd/1ba
  • 1,118 sq ft

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1429 S 50th St – SOLD

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This is not the cookie-cutter rehab of an investor looking to make a quick profit. The seller is a business owner who wanted to invest in the neighborhood his headquarters has called home for decades. The quality of the renovation is apparent from the curb—the exterior paint was carefully done to make the lovely details of the facade shine. This porchfront rowhome has a large, open floorplan first floor with ample room for separate living and dining areas; a gorgeous kitchen with all the bells and whistles—granite counters, undermount sink, gooseneck pull-out faucet, Frigidaire stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher) and high-quality solid wood cabinets; a main floor granite powder room; large rear deck overlooking a good-sized yard. Follow the original banister upstairs, where you’ll find three good-sized bedrooms, all flooded with light and with good closet space. The marble-tiled hall bath has super-stylish vanity with tons of storage and a gorgeous granite top. But this is not just a cosmetic rehab; the house has a brand-new roof, replacement windows throughout, new PEX plumbing, all new wiring and new HVAC. Don’t forget the wood floors throughout. It’s even pre-wired for cable and has a security system installed. Trolley and bus lines on the corner go to Center City in less than 15 minutes, and it’s an easy walk to Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, Whispering Leaves tea shop, the Free Library, West Philly Tool Library, Comegy’s playground and the Kingsessing Rec Center. If you’re looking for an affordable, move-in ready home, don’t overlook this opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this developing section of West Philly.

  • SALE PENDING: $119,900
  • 3 beds/1.5 baths
  • 1,260 sq ft
  • Renovated porchfront rowhome

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1441 S 50th St – SOLD

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This is not the cookie-cutter rehab of an investor looking to make a quick profit. The seller is a business owner who wanted to invest in the neighborhood his headquarters has called home for decades. The quality of the renovation is apparent from the curb—the exterior paint was carefully done to make the lovely details of the facade shine. This porchfront end-of-row has an oversize vestibule entrance with original transom; a large, open floorplan first floor with ample room for separate living and dining areas; a gorgeous kitchen with all the bells and whistles—granite counters, undermount sink, gooseneck pull-out faucet, Frigidaire stainless steel appliances (including dishwasher) and high-quality solid wood cabinets; a main floor granite powder room; large rear deck overlooking a good-sized yard. Follow the original banister upstairs, where you’ll find a large rear bedroom whose windows offer a Center City view, a good sized middle bedroom with bay window, and a large front bedroom—all with good closet space. The marble-tiled hall bath has a double vanity with a gorgeous granite top. But this is not just a cosmetic rehab; the house has a brand-new roof, replacement windows throughout, new PEX plumbing, all new wiring and new HVAC. Don’t forget the wood floors throughout. It’s even pre-wired for cable and has a security system installed. Trolley and bus lines on the corner go to Center City in less than 15 minutes, and it’s an easy walk to Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, Whispering Leaves tea shop, the Free Library, West Philly Tool Library, Comegy’s playground and the Kingsessing Rec Center. If you’re looking for an affordable, move-in ready home, don’t overlook this opportunity to get in on the ground floor of this developing section of West Philly.

  • SALE PENDING: $125,000
  • 3 beds/1.5 baths
  • 1,680 sq ft
  • Renovated porchfront end-of-row

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621 S Conestoga St – SOLD

West Philly’s most popular builder does it again, bringing his trademark quality renovations and respect for original details to a nice Cobb’s Creek block. This classic porchfront rowhome was restored to its original beauty with all the right stuff updated. The lovely details—front door, coffered ceiling, hardwood floors, turned staircase, decorative fireplace, extra-wide woodwork, skylight and bench window seat—make this a warm and inviting home, while modern touches—kitchen with black granite counters, maple cabinets, GE stainless steel appliances, glass mosaic backsplash and undermount sink; new roof, heater, electric and windows; and a finished basement—make it worry-free. Forget the cookie-cutter rehabs out there; this is what a renovation should look and feel like. This home is nestled on a one-way street with front gardens boasting pride of ownership, and just a short walk to Cedar Park and Angora Park and convenient to both the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St corridors, public transit and a ZipCar location.

  • $124,900
  • 3 beds/2 baths
  • 1,260 sq ft
  • Finished basement

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750 S 57th St – SOLD

First-time buyers, do not miss this gorgeously renovated property, which blends stylish new design with charming old details. Spacious and bright and located on a nice block just a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, this house has everything on your list of must-haves. Enter past the front garden through the heated enclosed front porch into the wide-open living/dining room with crown molding, recessed lighting, turned staircase and original hardwood floors with decorative inlay. The kitchen features sleek flat-panel cabinets, stainless steel appliances and contemporary floor tile and backsplash. A mudroom with laundry hookups leads to the nice-size rear yard. Upstairs, there is a large front bedroom with bay window and two more good-size bedrooms, all with neutral carpet and good closets. The bathroom also has nice contemporary finishes. The unfinished basement offers plenty of room for storage. All new plumbing, electrical, heater, water heater, main and porch roofs—move right in and enjoy the rest of summer!

  • $99,900
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,104 sq feet
  • Fully renovated rowhome

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921 Marlyn Rd – SOLD

Welcome to this lovely and well-loved home on a beautiful Overbrook block. This classic West Philadelphia rowhome with garage has charming original details, such as hardwood floors with decorative inlay, along with tasteful upgrades throughout. Enter into the heated enclosed front porch, which leads to the living room with turned staircase and stone woodburning fireplace. The dining room has a chair rail and crown molding and leads to the retro-cool kitchen with checkerboard tile floor, painted wood cabinets and newer stainless steel stove, dishwasher and refrigerator. A small mudroom leads to the huge rebuilt deck-imagine the entertaining you can do here. The second floor, also with original hardwoods, has two decent-size rear bedrooms and a large master bedroom with bay window. The bathroom is spacious and super-functional, with a separate tub and shower stall. The owners of this stylishly appointed home also replaced the roof and heater and added the beautiful landscaping; all you need is your furniture.

  • SALE PENDING: $128,000
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,500 sq ft
  • Classic rowhome

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5237 Walton Ave – SOLD

Here’s an opportunity to own a house on a great block where property values are continuing to rise—check the comps! This porchfront rowhome is in move-in condition and has some nice details, and even newer heater and central air; it just needs some elbow grease and cosmetic upgrades. Vestibule entry leads to the spacious living room with original hardwood floors with decorative inlay, pretty turned staircase and decorative fireplace. The spacious dining room also has hardwoods and leads to the modern kitchen with oak cabinets, dishwasher, stainless steel range and built-in microwave. The rear mudroom has a half bath and laundry hook-ups and leads to the large rear yard. The second floor has four bedrooms and a hall bath. The large basement offers plenty of storage space. This is a perfect candidate for an FHA 203K renovation loan.

  • $100,000 – SOLD
  • 4 beds/1.5 baths
  • 1,380 sq ft
  • Porchfront rowhome

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5035 Upland St – SOLD

Do not miss this perfect starter home on a quiet block just around the corner from the Kingsessing Rec Center and library. Well-maintained and with nice original details, the house could use some cosmetic updates but is in absolute move-in condition. Enter through the enclosed front porch through unique double doors into the spacious living room, which has a pretty decorative fireplace, coffered ceiling and archway leading to the open floor plan dining room/kitchen with large pantry closet. The backyard has a porch leading down to a concrete patio and pretty garden. The second floor features a hallway skylight, large front bedroom with bay window and good closets, and two more bedrooms, all with ceiling fans. The hall bath has an original clawfoot bathtub and medicine cabinet. Featuring double-paned vinyl replacement windows throughout and a clean basement with plenty of storage space, this house just needs your finishing touches to make it shine.

  • $69,000
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,500 sq ft

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1045 S Ithan St – SOLD

Attention first-time buyers and investors looking for a turn-key property: Featuring brand-new everything from top to bottom, this home is on a quiet block off Baltimore Ave and offers central air; recessed lighting; new roof, windows, electrical and plumbing; and wired for cable. No attention to detail was spared, from the solid oak front door to the crown molding on the first floor to the newly poured basement floor. Enter into the bright living room which opens to the side-by-side kitchen/dining area with exposed brick wall, stone tile floors and backsplash, maple cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, including dishwasher, side-by-side refrigerator and built-in microwave. The 2nd floor has neutral carpet, front bedroom with bay window, large rear bedroom, and good-size middle bedroom, all with good closet space. The hall bath has porcelain tile, a nice vanity with storage and a brand-new skylight. Also offering a spacious patio for cooking out and a large basement for storage, this home has it all.

  • SOLD: $75,000
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 992 sq ft
  • Porchfront rowhome

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5247 Walton Ave – SOLD

This beautifully renovated home is perfect for a first-time buyer who doesn’t want to do any work, but who also appreciates the charm and original details of West Philadelphia homes. The porch front opens into a large, bright living room with high ceilings, original oak floors and high baseboards. An oversize archway leads to the generous dining room, also with oak floors, and a spacious ceramic tile powder room. The large eat-in kitchen has pretty maple cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel range, refrigerator and dishwasher, and leads to a huge rear yard. Upstairs—also with original oak floors throughout—there is a rear master suite with large bedroom and private bathroom with stall shower, a large front bedroom, good-size middle bedroom and pretty hall bath. Brand-new roof and electrical. If you’re priced out of University City, don’t miss this great house just off the Baltimore Avenue corridor.

  • $129,900 – SOLD
  • 3 beds/1.5 bath
  • 1380 sq ft
  • Porch front row home

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850 N 41st St – SOLD

Awesome, unique green renovation in West Philly. The owners of this Victorian rowhome have spent years bringing it back to life from shell condition, leaving many original details and using salvaged materials. Enter through enclosed front porch with built-in bike storage. Original foyer opens to hallway with French doors to living room with hw floors and woodstove, newly added full bath with clawfoot tub, large dining room and rustic-cool kitchen with handmade cabinets and farmer sink, large backyard with vegetable garden. The 2nd floor has three bedrooms, one with a door leading to a potential deck, and a hall bath, with transom windows making the space bright and airy. The 3rd floor has three more bedrooms and a large potential hallway skylight. Located a quick bike or trolley ride from Center City, this home is a must-see for anyone interested in an eco-friendly lifestyle—or who simply wants a spacious, lovingly cared for home.

  • SOLD: $115,000
  • 6 beds/2 baths
  • 2,670 sq ft
  • 3-story Victorian

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6213 Cobbs Creek Parkway – SOLD

Opportunity knocks! The owners found their dream home…then got a job overseas. This spacious home with beautiful original details throughout is just awaiting your finishing touches. Set up on a hill overlooking the park, the sun-drenched home features a huge porch, enclosed sunporch, attached garage and rear deck. In a serene setting convenient to SEPTA trolley line, library, four playgrounds, as well as ice skating, baseball and other Cobbs Creek Park activities. Enter into the living room featuring hardwood floors, crown molding, leaded glass windows and stone fireplace with woodburning insert, which leads to the large dining room, also with hardwood floors as well as a chair rail and wainscoting. A leaded glass door opens to the spacious eat-in kitchen leading to deck. Upstairs, you will find six spacious bedrooms—one with the potential to convert to a suite—and two full baths, with a clawfoot tub on the third floor. All exterior trim was repainted; full list of other repairs available upon request.

  • SOLD: $182,000
  • 6 beds/2 baths
  • 3,129 sq ft
  • 3-story Victorian
  • Garage

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