The original details in this University City home are unbelievable. Not just wood floors and crown molding—there are unique features such as leaded glass doors, wall moldings and sconces, all types of built-ins and a one-of-a-kind brass and wrought iron stair rail. On lovely tree-lined block and in the same family for 70 years, this house needs repairs but has the potential to be restored to the grand showpiece it once was. The large living room has a marble fireplace flanked by beautiful built-in shelves; original French doors lead to the elegant formal dining room. The oversized kitchen—updated in the 90s so usable but ready for round 2—leads to a large backyard, which is connected to the city-owned lot next door. (The owner is in the process of securing paperwork for an Urban Garden Agreement .) The 2nd floor features a large front parlor with fireplace, a huge master bedroom with herringbone floors and hall bath. The 3rd floor has three more large bedrooms and another hall bath. Full staircase leads to attic.
- SOLD: $170,000
- 5 beds/2.5 baths
- 2,512 sq ft
- 3-story Victorian/Georgian twin