Elegant Victorian townhome on a low-traveled, tree-lined street in the Art Museum’s Fairmount neighborhood. The classic brick and brownstone facade has detailed brickwork framing the windows and elongated corbels supporting a demi mansard roof. From the generous stoop, enter the home through a large glass enclosed vestibule which provides the perfect transition from the outdoors, a wonderful landing pad for keys, coats and shoes. The living room, with slate surround wood burning fireplace, welcomes you with high ceilings, crown mouldings and walnut inlayed floors which continue to the formal dining room. A dramatic staircase centers the home and brings sunshine to the middle of the house from the skylight at the roof. This central staircase allows for good flow & circulation in the entertaining space. The adjoining dining room has a full length east facing window and there are plantation shutters for light control and privacy throughout the home. The fully custom kitchen is just off the dining room offering two walls lined with loads of cabinet storage, both paneled and glazed for display. Rich black granite counters contrast smartly with the white cabinetry and subway tiled backsplash. Knotty pine bead boards cover the ceiling adding a vintage touch while the mosaic tile floor adds color and pattern. The Viking stove and hood are the centerpieces of the stainless appliance suite while the marble topped island adds counter space. Full glass French doors capped with an arching transom lead to the large sunny yard. This flagstone outdoor space is wrapped by ivy covered wood fencing, and features a built in outdoor gas grill extending the kitchen to the outside. This terrace is ideal space for entertaining, alfresco dining and an urban garden. Carpeted stairs lead to the home’s 2nd level which contains two large bedrooms front and back with a tiled hall bath and full size, side-by-side laundry station. Details like original pine floors, six panel doors, built-in book shelves and armoire, and glazed transoms over the doors add to the home’s charm and character. The top of the house is the owner’s primary suite which wraps around the stair. A large skylight at the top of the house floods the space with sunshine. The front room is the primary bedroom space with a view over the street, high ceilings and a chandelier with plaster medallion provides a focal point. The glass enclosed walk-in shower has a rain head and body spray and is lined in grey veined, white marble. Two separate vanities bookend the shower while original floors grace the dressing area. A full-sized basement houses the mechanicals and offers tremendous storage space with the option to finish it as a den or family room. This very walkable location with excellent transit options is also a biker’s paradise, there is easy access to Fairmount Park, Boat House Row and the river drives, world class art museums The PMA, Rodin and the Barnes Foundation, PENN, Drexel, 30th Street Station and all the Center City has to offer. Plus tons of local amenities like Lucky Goat Cafe, Angelino’s Pizza, Eastern State Playground (pen), Tela Market and Cafe, Fairmount Hardware, Zorba’s, Fare Restaurant and so much more make this one of the city’s most favored neighborhoods. Come see this lovely home today! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Please note that the City of Philadelphia has conducted a real estate tax reassessment, effective January 1, 2023. If you have any questions or concerns about the impact of this process on the future real estate taxes for any properties in Philadelphia, you should contact the City of Philadelphia.
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