2051 Catherine Street


LISTING PRICE: $ 480,000

Calling all architectural design enthusiasts and admirers of unique and stylish spaces…we have the home for you! Nestled in the heart of Graduate Hospital and just blocks from the Schuylkill River Park sits this lovely, light-filled home. The traditional red brick facade with a delightfully painted cornice are in complimentary contrast to the open and airy modern interior. Steeped in character and natural light, the living room boasts beautiful hardwood floors, high ceilings, a decorative marble mantle, a glass door built-in display closet and a reclaimed wood accent wall. The custom kitchen is outfitted with maple cabinets, a porcelain double sink, white subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting. The butcher block countertops offer plenty of space for food preparation and gathering with family and friends. The large yard with brick pavers and mature plantings is private and perfect for dining al fresco and a gate to the street makes parking a small car an option. On the second floor, you'll find two sun-drenched bedrooms with bamboo flooring, a third bedroom currently used as a laundry room and a large hall bath with a clawfoot soaking tub, black and white vintage-inspired tile flooring, a stall shower and a new marble vanity. The crowning jewel of the home is the third floor sun-soaked Master Suite with cathedral ceilings and skylights. The large bedroom gives the feeling sleeping in a serene loft nestled in the tree tops and an en-suite bathroom and a sun-drenched ancillary room is perfect for reading, yoga and enjoying a morning cup of coffee. Sliders to the deck allow the outside in and beg for summer evenings entertaining under the stars. Stairs leading to the roof make adding a roof deck to take in an unobstructed view of the city's skyline a breeze. The home also features a new roof, new dual zoned heating and central air and a basement wine cellar. You'll love neighborhood favorites, Ultimo Coffee, Grace Tavern, Honey's Sit and Eat and The Sidecar. Get your green fix at nearby Julian Abele and Marian Anderson parks and the Schuylkill banks waterfront and walking trails. The Broad Street subway connects you to Center City and the stadiums and the South Street Bridge to West Philadelphia, home of CHOP, UPENN and Drexel. You are just a few blocks from Philadelphia's celebrated Rittenhouse Square where you'll find some of the best restaurants, retail shopping and nightlife the city has to offer.