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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245 S 53rd St – PENDING

 

This classically-made, current-day-perfected twin just outside University City offers just the right square footage, whether you’re upgrading your home, downsizing back to the city or need a little extra space in the form a finished basement with full bath for out-of-town guests. Noteworthy details like the facade’s original architectural details (including the uber-charming front door overhang), enclosed porch with beadboard ceiling, a leaded glass transom, turned staircase with original banister, decorative fireplace and bay window maintain a true West Philly vibe, while the neutral-but-not-boring color palette and timeless finish selections complement any style. The cool, understated L-shaped kitchen features 42-inch gray Shaker-style cabinets, gleaming white quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash, and stainless steel Frigidaire appliances, including a five-burner range and French door refrigerator framed by a bonus bank of cabinets. There’s enough space out back for a grill and bistro set, but we think the formal dining room is the natural place for guests to gather. The original pine floors continue throughout the second floor with three large bedrooms—each generous room has ample windows, with a lovely bay in the master. The bathroom is appointed with tasteful finishes that will stand the test of time: a gray porcelain tile tub surround, sleek Shaker-style vanity and marbled ceramic tile floors. The basement’s good ceiling height, recessed lighting and handsome flooring make it a truly useable living space, topped off by a guest bath with a marble hex-tiled base and gray porcelain-tiled surround walk-in shower. This stunning renovation is super-convenient to University City and the Baltimore Ave and 52nd St retail corridors, and the El is just a few blocks away.

  • $220,000 – PENDING
  • 3bd/2.5ba
  • 1,350 sq ft
  • finished basement

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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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4744 Paschall Ave

Not too big and not too small, this home is just right: right size, right location, right style, right price. With tons of character and custom touches, like the retro-cool checkerboard floored sunroom with passthrough, exposed brick wall, painted black stairs with runner and signature red doors, this little gem is not to be missed. Located just off the Woodland Ave strip—West Philly’s best-kept secret—and right near the foot of the Grays Ferry Bridge, this home offers ease of access to all parts of the city without the high price tag of a Grays Ferry flip or a now-unreachable University City three-bedroom. The main level is open and airy with wide plank white oak floors all the way through, designated living and dining areas, and a half bath with a sleek and space-saving floating vanity. The kitchen at the rear features stylish and timeless finishes, like butcher block countertops, white Shaker-style J&K cabinets, subway tile backsplash, Kohler sink and stainless steel appliances including a slide-in Whirlpool range. Upstairs are two spacious and sunny bedrooms, both with ample closet space. The bathroom continues the timeless theme, with neutral porcelain tile floors, crisp white subway tile surround, floating marble-topped vanity and Grohe fixtures. There’s a nicely sized patio out back, perfect for a patio set and grill, and the property line extends beyond the fence—a great option for trash can storage or a bike rack. There’s additional storage space along with laundry hookups in the basement. Beyond all the pretty features, the seller has taken care of the ugly stuff as well, like replacing the sewer line out to the street, new plumbing and electric and of course a new roof. Local faves like Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, the Lil’ Pop Test Kitchen & Bakery and the 36 and 11 trolley lines are just around the corner, and outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the Grays Ferry Crescent Trail Park and Bartram’s Garden nearby.

  • $229,000
  • 2bd/1.5ba
  • 1,046

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25 S 53rd St – SOLD

This beautifully renovated home combines high-end finishes with custom touches and preserved original details, giving it the feel of a luxury hotel. Located just below little Ludlow St, this porchfront house is in a great location convenient to University City and public transportation; that extra block keeps it super close to the El but not in its shadow as the house number might suggest. This developer has a careful eye for detail, as evidenced by the wainscoting throughout, stylish light fixtures, crown molding, tray ceiling in the master bedroom and added bonuses like built-in surround sound. Espresso hardwood floors flow through the open floorplan into the kitchen, which is a real showstopper, featuring 42-inch J&K cabinetry with crown molding, a quartz-topped island with breakfast bar and deep stainless steel undermount sink and gooseneck faucet accented by a design-forward statement light fixture, Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package including five-burner range and French door refrigerator, and pretty pale sea glass tile backsplash. Just behind the kitchen is a great combo mudroom/laundry area leading out the nice-sized patio, and the sweet little powder room completes the first floor perfectly. The hardwood floors continue upstairs with three large bedrooms, all with ample closet space. Soothing blue walls, pretty gray porcelain tile floors and tub surround, and opalescent tile inlay in the hall bath continue the vacation resort theme. The master bedroom, with a pretty bay window and recessed lighting in the tray ceiling, has a private en-suite bath with extra-wide walk-in shower with pretty mosaic tile inlay; the double closets are complemented by the niche directly outside the bedroom that makes a great dressing area. The basement is finished for added living space and has separate storage areas in the front and back. With all new systems and mechanicals, a neutral color palette and smart design, this home feels luxe yet comfortable and is simply awaiting the new owner’s furniture.

  • $230,000 – SOLD
  • 3bd/2.5ba
  • 1,834 sq ft
  • finished basement

823 S 56th St – SOLD

This high-quality renovation on a lovely Cobbs Creek block has the same high-end finishes and luxury feel that you find in homes at twice the price. It checks off all the boxes—open floorplan, central air, finished basement, stylish yet functional kitchen, hardwood floors, new roof and windows, updated mechanicals, 10-year tax abatement (pending approval)—and then some: this house has bathrooms for days! Don’t miss the thoughtful custom touches, like the passthrough to the mudroom to allow more light in, fully wired surround sound throughout, Ring doorbell and gorgeous way-better-than-builder-grade light fixtures with Edison bulbs. Solid oak floors make up most of the main level, leading into the ceramic tiled L-shaped kitchen featuring crisp white Shaker-style cabinets with built-in wine rack, neutral granite countertops with breakfast bar, stainless steel undermount sink and stainless steel Frigidaire appliance package. Just off the kitchen is the bilevel rear yard, with a deck for entertaining and an area below for planting or storage. The cool gray color palette continues on the second level, which has plush carpet throughout. The middle bedroom in many homes is an afterthought; here it’s not only a decent size but has two deep closets. The master bedroom, at the front, also has ample storage space with dual closets plus its own en-suite bath with sleek modern vanity and walk-in shower with frameless glass doors. The rear bedroom has its own deep closet and gets plenty of light from the bay window overlooking the deck. There’s another full bath on this level, also with frameless glass doors and marble tile surround, plus a soaking tub and dual vanity. This home has two powder rooms as well, one on the main level and another in the fully finished basement. Great for additional living space or a guest room, the basement also has a tiled laundry area, and the mechanicals are tastefully hidden away. This charming home is in a convenient location just off Baltimore Ave near schools, SEPTA, Christy and Sherwood parks, 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.

  • 3bd/2.2ba
  • $209,900 – SOLD
  • 1,380 sq ft (not including basement)
  • 10 yr tax abatement

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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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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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4804 Paschall Ave – SOLD

This is not a cookie-cutter rehab by an investor looking to make a quick profit. The seller is a business owner who wanted to invest in the neighborhood that has been home to his headquarters for decades. The quality of the renovation is apparent from the curb; the exterior was meticulously painted to make the lovely details of the historic facade shine. But this is not just a cosmetic rehab—the house was a total gut renovation, with a brand-new roof, replacement windows, all new plumbing, wiring and HVAC. The interior renovation created a lovely open first floor, with recessed lighting all the way through, enough space for separate dedicated living and dining spaces and a nice-sized powder room with an elongated window, dark wood vanity and subway tile wall surround. The kitchen features clean white 42-inch cabinetry, black and white granite countertops with complementary white subway tile backsplash and Frigidaire stainless steel appliances. Just beyond the kitchen is a sunny bonus room with lots of possibilities: breakfast room, home office or playroom, for starters. There’s also a nice back patio leading down into a planting area—yes, you can live in the city and have a garden! Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, all flooded with natural light, and a deep linen closet. The spacious bathroom has a large white vanity, pretty ceramic tile floors and white subway wall and tub surround. Featuring clean lines, modern finishes and an open floor plan, this sweet house is welcoming and move-in ready. Trolley and bus lines on the corner go to Center City in less than 15 minutes, and it’s only a few blocks to Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, West Philly Community Acupuncture, the Free Library, West Philly Tool Library, Comegy’s playground and the Kingsessing Rec Center. This is a rare opportunity to get University City-level finishes in a still-affordable-for-now West Philly location.

  • $159,900 – SOLD
  • 3beds/1.5baths
  • 1,394 sq ft
  • Tax abatement

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