1238 S Markoe St

A blend of our favorite things: a top-notch client takes his signature modern style to one of our favorite blocks, softening the look with classic West Philly charm. Old and new blend seamlessly here, balancing on-point tile selections, better-than-builder-grade light fixtures and creature comforts with original banisters, built-in armoire and vestibule with wood wainscoting, creating a warm and cohesive home. All the boxes are checked, starting with an open floorplan on the main level complete with powder room, mudroom and stunning chef’s kitchen. Duo-chrome Shaker-style cabinets complement the marble lantern tile backsplash, gray and white swirled granite countertops and stainless steel Frigidaire appliance package, including five-burner range. Through the mudroom at the rear, access the large patio, perfect for outdoor dining, container gardening—maybe even sun salutations in warmer weather. Three nice-size bedrooms occupy the second floor, and the stylish bathrooms feature the same gray motif with sleek floating white vanities, frameless glass shower doors and porcelain tile surround. The master is at the rear with private en-suite bath, though it’s rivaled in size by the front bedroom featuring that gorgeous original built-in armoire. There’s additional living space in the finished basement, which has its own half bath, laundry hookups and great closets for seasonal storage. This awesome house is just off the Woodland Ave strip, with local faves like Four Worlds Bakery, Curry Bird and the Lil’ Pop Test Kitchen & Bakery as well as the 36 and 11 trolley lines all just around the corner. The 10-year tax abatement is pending approval.

  • 3bd/2.2ba
  • $389,900
  • 1,240 sq ft
  • 10 year tax abatement

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