5810 Addison St – PENDING

Modern must-haves, manageable square footage and a price that won’t break the bank make this sweet renovation on a great Cobb Creeks block an ideal starter home. A standout blue door and ceramic-tiled sunroom welcome you in—a true upgrade from a run-of-the-mill enclosed porch, it’s a heated space that’s totally useable year-round. The main level with recessed lighting and engineered antique birch floors has been fully opened up and given a smart, organized layout. The kitchen’s granite island overlooks the dining area one on side and white Shaker-style cabinets, fun basket-weave backsplash, more granite countertops and full stainless steel appliance package on the other. With two large front windows open to the sunroom and three large windows across the rear of the house, the first floor benefits from tons of natural light. Up on the second floor, the master bedroom occupies the front of the home with a large bank of windows and great closet space, while the other two bedrooms sit side by side overlooking the rear yard. The serene hall bath wows with a quilted subway tile half wall and tub surround, granite-topped Shaker-style vanity, deep linen closet and lovely original skylight. The back yard is just the right size for a patio set and grill. This home is located convenient to schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and it’s only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,184 sq ft
  • $149,900 – PENDING

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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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5811 Carpenter St – SOLD

This end-of-row home on a pretty Cobbs Creek block has classic West Philly charm alongside modern farmhouse chic–the stylish signature of one of our fave clients. Enter through the jadeite-hued front door into the main living space, where you are welcomed with refinished original hardwood floors with decorative inlay, a large window with leaded glass panels and a lovely turned staircase with unique carved banister. There’s a formal dining room with an alcove perfect for a bar cart or hutch, flanked by matching corner doors–one’s a handy closet, the other is the entrance to the basement. A wide archway leads into the slate-tiled kitchen featuring white Shaker-style cabinets, butcher block countertops, porcelain farmhouse sink, stainless steel appliances and a cool exposed brick wall that showcases the architectural range hood. There’s a small shed in the back, great for a mudroom, that leads to the small but totally useable rear patio. Up on the second level, the large front bedroom has a lovely bay window and an enormous closet. The back bedroom features pretty mirrored dual closets and connects to the much-more-than-office-space middle bedroom. In the hall bath you’ll find the traditional West Philly triumvirate: clawfoot tub, pedestal sink and skylight, along with white beadboard wainscoting and slate tile floors. This charming home is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and only a few blocks from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

  • $135,500 – SOLD
  • 3bd/1ba
  • 1,028 sq ft

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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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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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1404 S Hanson St

The word “unique” gets tossed around a lot, but few would argue that it perfectly describes this loft-style house in a rapidly appreciating section of West Philly. Truly one of a kind, this property brings to mind the quintessential Old City-style loft–with the requisite exposed brick, beams and ductwork, industrial-cool unpainted plaster walls and lofted bedroom overlooking the main level–but at a fraction of the cost. The main level is completely open, with a U-shaped kitchen featuring white quartz countertops, crisp white appliances and access to the large back yard. The sky-high ceilings above the kitchen provide tons of natural light, as do oversized windows throughout. Floating stairs lead up to the second floor, which consists of the large bedroom with good-size closet and an updated bathroom with classic white subway tile shower surround with decorative border and pretty six-paneled picture window. Conveniently located at the foot of the Grays Ferry bridge with quick access to South Philly; there are bus and trolley lines nearby that go to Center City in less than 15 minutes and it’s only a few blocks to West Philly’s best kept secret: the Woodland Ave strip with businesses like Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, the Lil Pop Test Kitchen & Bakery, West Philly Community Acupuncture, Philly Homebrew Outlet and the West Philly Tool Library. For outdoor lovers, the west bank connector to Grays Ferry Crescent Park is expected to be complete next year, giving even easier access to bike and pedestrian trails, fishing piers and wildlife in the heart of the city.

  • $125,000
  • 896 sqft
  • 1bd/1ba

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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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516 S Conestoga St – SOLD

REDUCED to sell this year! At this new price, this house is the definition of “bang for your buck” and was renovated throughout with special care to preserve the property’s original charm. Upgrades include recessed lighting, crown molding, new Bruce hardwood floors downstairs and neutral carpet upstairs, nice ceiling fans, new boiler and water heater, new windows, new roof and electric. The enclosed front porch, which makes for a great sitting room or bike storage, opens to the spacious living room with decorative mantel and turned staircase. Beyond that is the good-sized dining room that opens to the kitchen. Talk about form meeting function: The kitchen has cherry flat-panel cabinets, cool glass tile backsplash, sleek GE stainless steel appliances and stylish stainless and glass vent hood. The heated mudroom has hook-ups for convenient first-floor laundry and opens to the deep backyard. Upstairs are three sunny bedrooms with good closet space and a spotless bathroom with working skylight, rain showerhead, marble tub surround and wall tile, and a pretty pedestal sink. This home is nestled on a one-way street with front gardens boasting pride of ownership, just a stone’s throw from Cedar Park and Angora Park and convenient to both the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St corridors, public transit and a ZipCar location.

  • SOLD: $114,900
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,215 sq ft
  • Fully renovated

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116 N 61st St – SOLD

Why rent when you can buy this move-in ready house? The current owner has brought this classic rowhome into the 21st century—you get details like nice original woodwork and hardwood floors with inlay along with recessed lighting, main floor laundry and a freshly renovated kitchen and bath. Enter through a gorgeous original double front door into the nice-sized living room wired for cable and ready for your wall-mount TV.  A lovely archway with pillars joins the living room to the dining room with built-in storage and a passthrough window to the kitchen with newer ceramic tile floor, cabinets and countertops, plus access to the laundry room. Upstairs is the spacious front bedroom with bay window, a decent-sized middle bedroom, and a large rear bedroom with two exposures. The hall bath has a huge skylight and clawfoot tub and has been updated with a new vanity and ceramic tile floor. The second floor also has new laminate flooring and ceiling fans throughout, plus the charm of the original woodwork on the large linen closet and the original banister. Don’t forget the location, which is super convenient to the El and the Market St and 60th St commercial strips. If you can come up with first and last month’s rent for a new apartment, then you can afford to buy this home; with FHA or other special financing, your down payment could be under $2,000.

  • $57,000
  • 3 bd/1ba
  • 1,118 sq ft

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