BEDROOMS: 3 | BATHROOMS: 1.5
LISTING PRICE: $ 330,000
South Philadelphia's most charming traits: lovely tree-lined streets, the soft music of church bells in the distance, the smell of sweet pastry in the air and neighbors on stoops chatting away. This beautiful South Philadelphia home personifies the neighborhood and does not disappoint. Let's start at the curb: rich brownstone and newly pointed brick, a freshly painted front door and cornice and planters. The front porch is wide and inviting and an ideal place to enjoy a warm summer evening chatting with friendly neighbors. Tastefully decorated with contemporary colors and hues, this handsome three bedroom home exudes modern sophistication while honoring the charm and original details that make it so special. Enter into a sunny vestibule with classic tile which opens to a spacious living room with original hardwood floors with black walnut inlay, built-in shelving, soaring ceilings and a marble decorative fireplace. The formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties and entertaining and includes a cheerfully painted powder room with exposed brick. The retro eat-in kitchen is delightfully charming, boasting whimsical boomerang Formica countertops, custom period-specific checked linoleum flooring and white vintage-inspired appliances. Decorative original tile covers the backsplash, soffit and frames the windows and a retro school house pendant light caps off the look. The yard is private with a tall fence and planters and is ideal for summer barbeques and dining al fresco. Take the staircase with an original carved banister and brand new carpeting to the second floor and find three spacious bedrooms (originally four), one with an original built-in walnut armoire, and a pristine vintage-inspired tiled bath in classic 1950s hues. You'll love the neighborhood: walk to favorite eateries, South Philly Tap Room, Ultimo, Potito's, Cacia's, L'Angolo, Scannicchio's and the new Second District Brewing. A few more walkable blocks northeast is Passyunk Square, recently named one of Food & Wine magazine's 10 Best Foodie Streets In America where you'll also enjoy eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, an urban garden store, yoga studios, private specialty grocer and the soon-to-open South Philly Co-Op. If you are looking for a distinctive home loaded with character and renovated with the highest quality craftsmanship in a solid, friendly neighborhood rich in tradition, we have found your home!