1011 S Saint Bernard St

Ced 19143
MLS# PAPH2372102
5 BEDS ∙ 2.5 BATHS ∙ 2,091SQFT

Property Description

Perched on a hill overlooking a community garden, this classic Victorian twin has a spacious layout, next-level original details, lush green setting and certain je ne sais quoi that create the special brand of West Philly magic you’ve been waiting for. It’s got spacious rooms graced with super high ceilings, oversized windows and unpainted original woodwork galore throughout the airy floorplan. From the large front porch and vestibule entrance with a flawless reproduction tile floor and original paned glass door with transom you’re greeted by soaring ceilings with plaster crown molding and original pine floors that stretch from the foyer to the living room, which has floor-to-ceiling windows and a decorative fireplace with original tile and unpainted wood mantel. Through a grand archway with original double doors is the large dining room with oversized arched window, which leads to a stunning architect-designed laundry room and powder room that were beautifully tied into the existing kitchen with black-and-white checkerboard porcelain tile flooring. A full wall of glass via French doors provides sightlines to the rear outdoor living space, where a composite deck set against cedar siding flows to the large yard with mature landscaping, including native honeysuckle and wisteria. Up the original unpainted staircase are three bedrooms off of a skylit hall, each with large windows and, where the original pine floors could not be salvaged, complementing hand-scraped birch flooring. The large front bedroom could serve as the primary, as it connects directly to the hall bath with clawfoot tub and to the charming middle bedroom equally ideal for an office or a dressing room. The rear bedroom on this floor is no mere afterthought either, with its gorgeous decorative fireplace and two exposures. But the third floor, currently used as the primary suite, feels like an absolute sanctuary with two large connecting rooms, one with dormer windows, and an en-suite bathroom with clawfoot tub and skylight. In addition to the new powder and laundry rooms, other updates include a new direct-vent furnace and mini-split air conditioning. This coveted block of Saint Bernard is tucked off the beaten path of 49th St, putting both the Regional Rail to Swarthmore and the 13 trolley right around the corner and Baltimore Ave and Cedar Park at your fingertips while maintaining a quiet, away-from-the-world feel. 

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