This classic Victorian twin was painstakingly renovated in 2008 to create a stunning interior with the beauty of an old house without the quirks—and there is a tax abatement until 2018. Located on one of University City’s prettiest tree-lined blocks, the home has lots of classic details—from the original tiled vestibule with wainscoting to the crown molding, turned staircase and five-panel solid wood doors—along with modern amenities like central air, recessed lighting, a spa-like master suite and a dream of a kitchen. The living room, which has original oak floors with decorative inlay and great ceiling height, is bright and breezy, opening to a unique sitting area with gorgeous decorative mantel. French doors lead to the dining room, and an open butler’s pantry creates an entrance to the large kitchen with stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances, including a five-burner slide-in range; island with contemporary Corian countertops, stainless steel undermount sink and breakfast bar; tons of cabinet space; cool vertical subway tile backsplash; and glass double doors overlooking the large rear yard. There’s also a conveniently located half bath with a cute frosted window on this floor. Up on the second floor is a sunny front bedroom with bay window, tiled decorative fireplace and good closet space, followed by an awesome laundry room with basin sink—this is no mere closet. In the rear of this floor is the to-die-for master suite, with hardwood floors running throughout, two walk-in closets as well as a linen closet, and a humungous bathroom with shower stall with pretty green subway tile surround, separate water closet and a freestanding soaking tub beneath the bay window. The third floor houses two more good-size bedrooms and a landing area large enough to enclose for a fifth bedroom or leave open as a lounge or reading area, and another well-appointed full bath with two-tone subway tile shower surround. There’s also an original skylight, plenty of hall closets and access to the attic for extra storage. The location can’t be beat—Clark Park, Mariposa Food Co-op, Milk & Honey, Green Line Cafe, the Gold Standard Cafe and the 34 trolley line are all super-convenient.
- $525,000 – SOLD
- 2,610 sq ft