BEDROOMS: 3 | BATHROOMS: 2.5
LISTING PRICE: $1,250,000
SQFT: 1,844 | Tax: $7,744 / YEAR 2019
Upon entering this historically certified 426 Lombard home, you'll likely hear Etta James singing, "At Last", as most certainly, you've dreamed of this home. You've wished, you've hoped, and now you've found classic beauty that's been lovingly restored and maintained.
This is a high quality, un-compromised house, renovated to honor the late Federal style circa 1830, with history and charm applied to every inch, right down to the Williamsburg reproduction light fixtures. You don't have to lift a finger. You don't have to call a contractor. You just have to move in and ENJOY the pristine and calming atmosphere that will surround you, there. Approaching this 4-story home, you'll be welcomed by a strong, handsome brick facade with historic details including a fire insurance plaque, shutters, brass details, and a cute, short little door that goes right to the 1st floor kitchen so you don't have to heft your groceries up or down any stairs. This was possibly, originally used as a service entrance for coal delivery?
Most likely you'll want to use the normal sized door to welcome all the guests you'll want to show off to, as it opens onto an incredibly charming living room with a beautiful sitting area that can be a formal den, library, reading room, or a fancy little office for opening mail; you decide. Beyond, the dining room, framed by a brick chimney that can be brought back to life by installing a working fireplace, seats as many as 24 guests for dinner. Continue to the switch back staircase, which just a few years ago, was lovingly crafted by a prominent Philadelphia stair company. It frames recently enlarged, extra tall double glass doors to the incredibly deep brick patio with custom landscaping. Just imagine all the seasonal glory of your year-round outdoor living.
Downstairs the new kitchen is a chef's dream. Entertain your friends for an indoor-outdoor party, or cozy up for holiday dinners by utilizing the double ovens and cook top. Counter tops for miles, storage for days. Add the handy dandy powder room on this level and it spells comfort and convenience. Best of all, the custom upholstered banquette with storage seating will be perfect for coffee, crosswords, and pets in the morning. Ahhhh, imagine feeling so relaxed and having all the time in the world to spend right here.
Upstairs there are two beautiful, charming bathrooms with all the amenities including linen closets, a claw foot tub, glossy pedestal sinks, and great lighting. Many rooms mean plentiful storage, and ample space for guests to stay, family members to grow, memories to make, stories to be read and told, movies to watch, pop corn to eat, holidays to celebrate, and walls to decorate. The master bedroom can be located on any of the upper floors. At the top, find a generous loft with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and remote-control skylights that close automatically when it rains.
The technical aspects of this home are equally as impressive. Everything has been renovated in the past 5-14 years. The dual zone AC and new tank-less hot water heater are essential and highly effective for a tall home such as this. The roof was completely rebuilt after 13,000 pounds of original roof were removed so you can rest assured, you'll have the right stuff above you.
Three more important details, Location, location, location. Nestled on a serene block where sometimes you can hear cantors, overlooking Calder Statues, courtyards and gardens. Just a few blocks to Washington Square Park and Independence Historic Park, this home is also conveniently surrounded by shopping, amenities, entertainment, and transportation options. You can be in the center of everything, and still feel quite at home in your own perfect, peaceful pocket of Philadelphia.