Bedrooms: 2 | Bathrooms: 1.5
Closing Price: $264,900
Calling all admirers of charm, attention to detail and character?we have the home for you! If you believe in love at first sight, get ready to fall in love. Let's begin at the curb: the exterior has been painstakingly stripped, restored and painted in five distinctive and charming tones, beautiful perennial gardens fill the front yard and the cool and breezy porch is the perfect place to kick off your shoes. Once inside, you'll love the mosaic tiled vestibule with original doors leading to the spacious living room and dining room complete with thick molding and gorgeous Permagrain oak hardwood floors. The kitchen is a chef's delight and boasts new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, modern fixtures and a mosaic tile backsplash. A beautifully appointed powder room with a Mexican Talavera tile sink and backsplash round out the first floor. Pour a glass of wine and head out back to your wonderfully landscaped yard with a canopy of mature trees, serene gardens, a private shadowbox fence, raised flower beds, a large double soapstone sink and an outdoor shower. Bask in the sun on the brick patio and dream of summer days gardening and nights grilling and dining al fresco. Upstairs you'll let the stress of the day slip away in your Master retreat. The bedroom is flooded with natural sunlight through a banquet of windows and the pickled grey hardwood floors make the room light and airy.
The spa-like Master bath is outfitted in aqua blue iridescent glass mosaic tile and features a skylight, Kohler fixtures and a stunning marble vanity. Two large additional bedrooms finish the second floor. The home counts 200 amp electric, a new roof in 2012 and Treadplate Bilco doors among the list of upgrades. The location is fantastic; East Falls is nestled between the Schuylkill River and Fairmount Park's Wissahickon Valley and offers a vibrant residential community and an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops and cafes. If you are a nature enthusiast, you know this location is second to none. Spend your weekends walking or biking along Kelly Drive or hiking through Fairmount Park. You are a stone's throw from Philadelphia University and Drexel School of Medicine, SEPTA, major transit (Route 1 and I-76), Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Manayunk's Main Street. Center City is ten minutes away. If you are looking for a distinctive home loaded with original detail and character, we have found your dream home!