The physical character of this home, a free-standing, mansion encompassing almost 4,000 square feet in Philadelphia, is a rare occurrence and the envy of Powelton Village. Every staircase and doorway is a journey deeper into an Italianate architectural fantasy. From the wrought iron front gate and through the front garden you are inundated in grandeur. Enter the arching front door to the two front rooms carved in two by the central staircase, currently dedicated as the music room and the sitting room, which lead to the large dining room. From the dining room find a one of a kind kitchen with a center wooden block counter with sinks, arched brick oven style 5 burner stove top, beautifully hand-painted country designs on the wooden cabinets, an eat-in kitchenette with bay windows overlooking the rose bushes, lush backyard, and fishpond...yes I did say fishpond. The large back patio, immediately to the left of the kitchen, is less than one year old, features lots of open seating and an ADA ramp. It is exquisitely encased in a row of maturing Arborvitaes that provide privacy as well as beauty. Also on the first floor, enjoy the Greenhouse or Conservatory, an all-season full size, glass room with a marble bar sink, counter, and mini-fridge. Upstairs, first find the Library room, or study, with green stone fireplace and built-in cherry shelving, window seats, and built-in file cabinets; spacious high ceiling bedrooms; and a unique third-floor suite with the 5th ornate - fireplace of the house. 204 N 35th St's long list of amenities also include three and a half bathrooms; one on every floor including the new first-floor spa bathroom, marble tile, and soaker tub 3rd floor remodel, stunning antique marble tile and sinks in the 2nd floor, and a powder room in the basement. The basement (which feels like something out of a Poe novel) hosts many useful distinct areas including plenty of storage, play/social space, a half bath, and outdoor access. This is an absolute must see for the discriminating luxury shopper waiting for a true Philadelphia gem. Anout the Neighborhood: Powelton Village is celebrated for homes with historical, architectural integrity, and distinctive character. Hidden behind Drexel University and The University of Pennsylvania’s campuses, it is known as the “Secret Neighborhood” with its beautiful tree-lined streets and Victorian homes. This home is situated on a block with some unique features like a green space which is maintained by Drexel. Across the street is the Drexel Smart House which is a study center for energy efficiency. At the end of the street find the Community Education Center of Arts where you can faintly hear live music from the dance classes Monday evenings. In 1960 the neighborhood activists got their own elementary school, Samuel Powel School, which has just been relocated into a brand-new facility two blocks away from this home at 36th and Warren Streets. It is one of the city’s highest-rated in parent involvement, student achievement, and teacher dedication. Both Drexel University and University of Pennsylvania contribute student teachers and funding for special programs and projects. A welcome addition to the area are the new stores and restaurants along Lancaster Avenue making it easy to pick up a few groceries or walk one block to dinner at Ramen Bar or Sava’s. Both Drexel and Penn have greatly expanded their research departments, including brand new science centers currently under construction that will continue to bring in more faculty and researchers, more retail, and continue the upwards trend of market value for our homes. Drexel Security actively patrols Powleton Village’s streets on bicycles providing an extra level of safety and security for residents.