This lovingly renovated Victorian twin is on one of West Philly’s most beautiful blocks and has a stunning Euro-inspired interior to match. The owners stripped away the drop ceilings, wood paneling and layers of wallpaper to create this move-in-ready home with restored original details and upgrades galore, including blown-in insulation in the exterior walls. Enter into the sunny living room with not one but two custom built-ins: floor-to-ceiling shelving along one wall and a floating storage cabinet under the stairs. This room also features a decorative mantel that could be restored as a working fireplace, leaded glass window panels and original hardwood floors that continue throughout the house. A wide archway leads to the large dining room with bay window, salvaged butler’s pantry and deep coat closet under the stairs. A dividing wall in the kitchen was replaced with a peninsula with butcher block countertops and a deep farmhouse sink, creating a large room with two distinct spaces: a super-functional (and super-stylish!) kitchen with Bosch stainless steel appliances, a combination of blonde wood cabinets and reclaimed farmhouse shelving for storage and crisp white subway tile backsplash, and a separate laundry area with LG frontloaders and a recently renovated powder room with vintage corner sink and hex tile floor. Through the back door is the good-sized yard with bright yellow sunshade, allowing just enough sun for the sweet bay magnolia tree and perennial garden. Upstairs in the master bedroom with restored pocket door there’s a bay window with Pella replacement windows and a clever open closet concept using the ELFA shelf and drawer system, which can be hidden away beneath the ceiling-mounted curtains. Next is a spacious room currently used as a home office but could easily be another bedroom, nursery or dressing room. There are two more good-sized, well-appointed bedrooms and a hall bath with stained glass window, retro blue tile, vintage sink and dual-flush toilet. The basement could easily be finished by a new owner in need of a project. This tree-lined block is convenient to both Cedar and Clark parks, the 34 trolley line, Dock Street Brewing Company, Mariposa Co-op and the rest of the Baltimore Ave strip.
- 1920 sq ft