This 17 foot wide, bright 4 bedroom/2.5 bath townhome is located on a friendly, quiet, tree- lined block in the Art Museum neighborhood at the highest point in the neighborhood. Parking is available across the street in the school parking lot for winners of an annual lottery held by the school. Parking is permitted overnight on weekdays and all day on weekends – please see attached document for details. This home blends original historical details and high ceilings with the convenience of modern architect-inspired renovations, showcasing a large, upscale kitchen/dining room, modern bathrooms, new energy-efficient windows, dual heating/AC systems with restored mantelpieces, bedroom armoire and balustrades. Original tiled vestibule with stained glass transom opens its doors to a high- ceilinged hallway with original wood floors. Light filled open, double-length living room with west facing windows, features an original wood mantle with inset tiles below, and modern architectural lighting. Powder room is conveniently tucked away in the hall. The designer kitchen features generous custom, sustainable bamboo, and painted wood cabinetry with roll out interior drawers and glass cabinets for displays; a 9-1/2 foot quartz covered island with seating. Exposed brick wall is featured above another original wood-carved mantel with early 20th century tile below. Architectural LED lighting complement this modern, open-plan space. Quality stainless steel appliances include a 5-burner slide-in range with warming oven below, externally vented exhaust hood, and below counter microwave oven. Deep Blanco Silgranit undermount sink and glass tile backsplash complete the aesthetic. The kitchen’s new hardwood floor extends into the adjacent dining area with full width French patio doors opening to a brick patio/garden enclosed by wood fencing, perfect for barbecues and private outdoor entertaining. Second floor front and middle bedrooms are combined to create a large primary bedroom suite with original built-in armoire with shelf storage, a new dressing area, large dual closets with storage above, a separate office niche, and hall laundry closet with full size side-by-side washer and dryer. With direct access from the bedroom as well as the hall, the primary bath has a deep soaking tub, quartz countertops and a separate, private space with a frameless glass stall shower. The large second floor rear bedroom is currently used as a salon/den with stained glass double entry doors, another exquisite mantel and a bay window. Third floor includes bedrooms 3 and 4, has a large skylight atop the stairway, a modern day lit tile bath with quartz countertop, tub/shower with frameless glass door and three new, full- sized closets for generous storage. The recently installed HVAC unit provides separate 3rd floor controls. Ceiling fans are located in all 4 bedrooms. Cultural institutions and recreational opportunities including the City’s premier art and science museums, Fairmount Park, the river drives, Boat House Row and smaller neighborhood parks, gardens and playgrounds are features of Fairmount. Wonderful, independent restaurants and shops, Whole Foods and Giant supermarkets are nearby. Center City and University City are minutes away by public transportation, and by walking and biking.
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