Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2
Closing Price: $441,625
Nestled on the most coveted tree-lined block in Passyunk Square tucked quietly between Morris and Moore Streets sits Castle Avenue. Offering an alternative to rowhome living, Castle Avenue boasts Second Empire stone and brick twins with delicate mansards, breezy front porches and carefully manicured gardens. Your rare opportunity awaits to own one of the most well-maintained homes on the block. Beauty, warmth and exquisite craftsmanship are the hallmarks of this home. The charm begins at the curb with delightfully painted double French doors w/ transom windows, beautiful perennial gardens, a stone facade and a sunny front porch. Enter from the side and find a distinctive center hall with climbing staircase anchoring the formal living room with the sunny dining room. Hardwood parquet floors, a magnificent plaster medallion, coffered ceiling molding and a decorative marble fireplace surround add elegance to the living room and custom wallpaper and thick crown molding provide charm and warmth to the dining room. Soaring ceilings and large front and side windows flood the first floor with light. The eat-in kitchen is sunny and clean and features maple cabinets and a tile floor. Beyond the main kitchen is a summer kitchen which has been converted into a laundry room and a full bath with stall shower. The patio is large and perfect for entertaining and dining al fresco. Upstairs find two spacious connected bedrooms with crown molding and wall-to-wall carpeting, a hall bath with delightful toile wallpaper and a Master bedroom with plaster medallion and large closets. The third floor boasts a sun-soaked in-law suite complete with bedroom, living room and renovated kitchenette. Marrying the very best of old and new, you'll love the neighborhood's strong Old World roots coupled with a contemporary feel not replicated anywhere else in the city. Named one of Food & Wine magazine's 10 Best Foodie Streets In America, you'll enjoy Passyunk's cutting-edge restaurants such as Fond, Le Virtu, Paradiso and Stateside, bars such as the POPE and Stogie Joe's, and classics, Marra's and Mr. Martino's. Strolling the Avenue, you'll also find eclectic boutiques, cafes, vintage stores, an urban garden store, yoga studios and a private specialty grocer. Castle Avenue stands today as the architectural jewel of South Philadelphia. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to own a distinctive home loaded with original detail and character in one of the city's most coveted neighborhoods.