West Powelton’s finest: This right-size house was totally renovated less than eight years ago but has enough touches of classic West Philly charm to set it apart from all the new construction popping up in the surrounding blocks. The home features a bright and breezy open main level, designer kitchen and baths, dual-zone HVAC, lovely outdoor space plus a community garden right next door, and plenty of room to grow. Whether you’re into bright pops of color (say, Pantone’s 2019 Color of the Year, Living Coral?) or more subdued hues, the bamboo floors plus neutral tones throughout will complement your style. The spacious kitchen occupies the rear of the first floor with honey-colored 42-inch Shaker-style cabinets, granite countertops with breakfast bar and extra-large undermount sink, Travertine tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances and chimney hood, and sight lines all the way through to the cute front porch through an oversized front window. There’s a sweet slate-tiled powder room on the way to the gravel backyard, which is super low-maintenance and has plenty of space for grilling, dining and even some raised planting beds–the additional side yard is the perfect place to store tools, bikes and trash cans. With five spacious bedrooms, all with ample closet space, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but the front room on the second level with walk-in closet and en-suite bath is the clear master. The other two bedrooms on this level share another full bath, leaving the third floor, with another full bath, available for guest rooms, office space or Airbnb rentals if you’re feeling friendly. The basement offers plenty of room for storage in addition to a partially finished laundry area with utility sink and space for a folding table. There are multiple public transit options nearby, and UPenn, Drexel and University City shopping and dining are all a no-car-needed commute.
- $389,900 – Sold
- 1,827 sq ft