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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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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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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