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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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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4509 Brown St – SOLD

Here’s your chance to own a “gently used” house in the sought-after Lucien E. Blackwell Homes. Featuring central air, a garage and unique modern layout, this is one of the larger homes in a community that has been sold out for some time. The first floor features two bedrooms and one full bathroom, as well as a laundry closet and utility closet, with a side door leading to the rear yard. The second floor features a wide-open, sun-drenched living /dining room and kitchen with breakfast bar, as well as an additional bedroom and full bath. Immaculately maintained by the current owner, the house has wall-to-wall carpet throughout and features a neutral color palate—move right in and make it your own. There are 8 years left on the tax abatement. PLEASE NOTE: Buyers must meet PHA’s moderate-income and other requirements.

  • SOLD: $167,000
  • 3 beds/2 baths
  • 1,620 sq ft
  • Almost-new townhome
  • Garage

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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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