Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 2.5
Listing Price: $525,000
Welcome to the historic Ringgold Place Homes, circa 1862, perfectly situated on one of the most prestigious and sought-after blocks in the city. Once owned by noted Philadelphia architect, George Howe in 1925, Ringgold Place formally changed its name to Waverly Street between 1895-1942, and the block was added National Register of Historic Places in 1983. This wonderfully designed tree-lined street is dotted with 16 stately red brick homes, each with 9 marble steps, cheerfully painted shutters and colorful flags. This rarely offered home manages to marry the Old World charm of the neighborhood and modern aesthetic and conveniences required for today's savvy buyer. The grandeur of this home is felt immediately upon entering. The living room is warm and welcoming with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, a window seat, built-in custom bookshelves and a wood burning fireplace. An architecturally significant turned staircase leads downstairs to the beautifully appointed kitchen complete with a built-in modern, open shelving, wine rack, Viking range, Bosch dishwasher and GE Profile refrigerator. A walk out to a private patio with brick pavers is ideal for summer evenings dining al fresco. Upstairs find two sunny bedrooms and a full bath on each floor. Located mere steps from Philadelphia's celebrated Rittenhouse Square which dates back to the late 17th century as one of the five original open space parks designed by William Penn. Its lush grass, canopy of trees and benches serve as a gathering spot during all seasons and the Paul Cret designed entrances and fountain are works of art. Rittenhouse Square boasts the best restaurants, retail shopping and nightlife the city has to offer. Charm, elegance and sophistication in a coveted neighborhood of rich history; welcome home.