3-story beautiful Victorian two-tone brick facade twin retains many original architectural features and received a “gift to the streets” award from the University City Historical Society. Exterior woodwork trim is painted in natural earth tones of gold and spiced rum to match and roller dark green blinds accent windows on the second and third floor. Manicured front yard is planted with ivy and a majestic pin oak providing cooling shade during summer and warming sunlight in the winter. Situated on a beautiful block with street parking. NO time limits and NO parking permits needed. Entering a paneled foyer with original wooden wainscoting and tri-color tile floor opens to the living room with hardwood flooring, dark wood baseboards and crown molding. A library nook off of the living room is bathed in light from leaded glass front windows and a bay window flanking the gas burning brick fireplace mantel. A wood paneled staircase encloses the under-stair cloak closet. The passageway between living room and dining room is framed by wooden pillars and ornate stick-and-ball spandrel. Dining room has an original wood beamed ceiling and a bay window. All windows are original wood, protected on the outside by dark bronze Metal-Lite storm windows with screens. A swinging door separates the dining room from the butler’s pantry with original floor to ceiling cupboard. Beyond the kitchen is a storage shed leading to a deck overlooking a raised bed garden and brick patio. The second floor features a pair of doors with leaded glass windows to the upstairs parlor with fireplace and all hardwood flooring with contrasting borders and decorative corners. A completely restored bath with wooden wainscoting and white octagon/black dot mosaic tiles and white subway tile with black accent border surrounds the step-in shower stall. Window is privacy glass, leaded on the top sash. The middle bedroom is an octagon, with a connecting door to the back bedroom. All interior doors are the original six-panel wooden doors, with dark varnish to match the wooden baseboards and door frames in the hallways, and painted white to match painted woodwork inside the rooms. The back bedroom has space for a queen bed with plenty of room to spare, for a sitting area, or for a desk, bookshelves and office area. The built-in closets are original with 3-mirrored doors with hanging rods, shelves, and storage bins. The third floor has a restored bathroom with wooden wainscoting. White wainscoting matches the white on white octagon/dot mosaic tile flooring, and an original claw-foot porcelain over cast iron bathtub. Spacious linen closet across the hall from the bathroom, and the front bedroom has another large corner closet. The middle bedroom has been converted to a kitchen with sink, stove and refrigerator, and the back bedroom is so large, It can be a bedroom, a home office, a play room, and an exercise room. South and west facing windows keep it sunny, warm and cheerful year-round.A set of stairs leads to the attic with stand-up space in the front plus storage space. The basement houses a gas fired forced air system powered by a new heater. Duct work allow sfor easy installation of a central A/C.Neighbor-friendly and easy access to public transportation and shopping areas.
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