Nope, that price is not a typo. Here’s the one you’ve been fruitlessly searching for–an affordable, beautifully updated home east of 52nd St, one short block to Baltimore Ave, within the University City District boundaries and UPenn forgivable loan eligibility area. The enclosed front porch opens into the large open living/dining area with brand-new floors and recessed lighting. The kitchen is nicely appointed with stainless steel appliances (including a sleek Whirlpool dishwasher), breakfast bar with pendant lighting and granite countertops with undermount sink. At the rear is a laundry room with access to the good-sized back patio. The freshly painted original banister and decorative fireplace give warm, homey touches that keep this renovation from feeling like a cookie-cutter rehab. Upstairs is your classic West Philly rowhome layout-a large and sunny front bedroom with bay window, a good-sized rear bedroom and a smaller but completely usable middle bedroom-with new carpet and ceiling fans throughout. The bathroom has been nicely finished with ceramic wall tile and tub surround with pretty glass mosaic detail. These days you’ll want to hear about the brand-new heater, but we have to mention the new central air as well. You’re just not going to find something this nice at this price so close to all the Baltimore Ave spots; you’ll hit Dock Street Brewery, Cedar Park (home of the city’s best summer jazz series), Satellite Coffee, VIX Emporium, Cedar Park Cafe, the just-opened Bar(n) and more between 51st and 49th sts alone. Don’t take our word for it, check out recent sales: there’s one that recently sold on the block for $173,000.
- SOLD: $130,000
- 1,290 sq ft