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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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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422 N 54th St – SOLD

Great opportunity for a first-time homebuyer or investor. This spacious porchfront twin features nice original details throughout and an updated kitchen, bathroom, roof, plumbing and electrical. The vestibule entry with original tile and wainscoting opens to a bright living room with hardwood floors and pretty turned staircase. The large dining room with original decorative mantel leads to a spacious eat-in kitchen with large window cutout, making for a great entertainment space. Upstairs you will find four bedrooms, including a large front bedroom with bay window, and a ceramic tile bathroom. Large basement offers plenty of storage space. Move in to this right-size home and make it your own.

  • $60,000 – SOLD
  • 4 beds/1 bath
  • 1,230 sq ft

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527 S 55th St – SOLD

Well-maintained porchfront rowhome with nice original details. Located on a lovely Cobbs Creek block, the house has four spacious bedrooms, hardwood floors throughout, a partially finished basement and good-sized backyard. Enter through foyer with original wood doors. The living room features oak parquet floors with inlay, large front window with leaded glass detail, decorative fireplace and lovely turned staircase. Formal dining room, also with parquet floors, leads to breakfast room and kitchen, which needs updating but is functional. Upstairs, there is a large front bedroom with bay window and large closet, a nice-sized rear bedroom with three windows, and two smaller middle bedrooms. The bathroom also needs to be updated but is fully functional. The basement has a laundry area and a separate partly finished space with a bar. This home is a great candidate for an FHA 203K loan, or just someone who is handy enough to do some cosmetic upgrades. Don’t skip this one!

  • SOLD: $71,000
  • 4 beds/1 bath
  • 1,608 sq ft
  • Porchfront rowhome

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