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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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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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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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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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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