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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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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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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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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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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