543 S 49th St – SOLD

Get the charm and space of a classic West Philly Victorian with the perks of a total rehab–including nine years on the tax abatement. Alongside the hallmark West Philly porchfront, bay windows, and arched windows are all the creature comforts you’d expect in a top-notch rehab: dual-zone HVAC, stunning updated bathrooms (hello, freestanding tub!), kitchen with all the bells-and-whistles and upper-floor laundry. The home was totally renovated under 2 years ago and the current sellers have layered the neutral palette with warm and bright accents, proving that “new” can be homey and full of personality. The spacious first floor features a wide-open floorplan with as-good-as-new hardwood flooring and great natural light—windows galore include a bay in both the living and dining area–while recessed lighting and crown molding highlight the high ceilings. The kitchen has a fantastic L-shaped layout with large island/breakfast bar and is finished with granite countertops, tumbled stone backsplash, stainless steel appliances including a Broan hood and the coveted under-counter microwave. Past the kitchen is a slate-tiled powder room and mudroom leading to a huge brick patio with stone firepit and raised planters. The second floor has a large master suite–there’s that lovely freestanding tub plus walk-in shower with porcelain tile surround, frameless glass doors and granite topped dual vanity. On this level is another bedroom with great closet space and a pretty bay window; a spa-like hall bath bathroom with double-wide stall shower with porcelain tile surround and marble hex tile base; and a large laundry closet with full-size Samsung front loaders and room for a hamper. Up on the third floor are the remaining three bedrooms, each a good size with more great closet space, and a shared bath with granite-topped dual vanity, porcelain tile tub surround and bonus linen closet. With 2,800 square feet of living space plus a basement that isn’t “finished” but is useful for way more than storage (check out the current photography/music studio set up to get inspired), there’s plenty of room to grow. On an idyllic tree-lined block, this home is a short stroll to Baltimore Ave with neighborhood faves like Dock Street Brewery, Cedar Park (home of the city’s best summer jazz series), Satellite Coffee, VIX Emporium, Amari’s, Taco Angeleno, Cedar Park Café and more.

  • 5bd/3.5ba
  • 2,856 sq ft
  • $550,000 – SOLD
  • tax abatement

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