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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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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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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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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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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