217 S 46th St

MLS# 1002656326
7 BEDS ∙ 3.5 BATHS ∙ 3,078SQFT
Sold 9/30/2015

Property Description

With lovely original details like a tiled vestibule with transom window, hardwood floors throughout, lovely wainscoting and leaded glass sprinkled throughout, this classic Victorian twin in the Penn Alexander catchment area is grand without being stuffy. The curb appeal begins with the planted front yard that provides both shade and privacy to the front porch. Enter into the living room with pretty decorative mantel, leaded glass window and a landing area with turned staircase and a bench seat beneath the bay window. There’s a separate dining room with coffered ceilings and a powder room that also houses the washer and dryer, and a passthrough (potential mini butler’s pantry, anyone?) leading to the eat-in kitchen, which is fully functional with a great layout and relatively recent remodel?but with the potential to be turned into a dream kitchen one day. Sliding glass doors lead out to the back yard with a nice wooden deck and a plantable area below. Take the main or intact rear staircase up to the second floor, which has three bedrooms, the first of which is currently used as a bright and airy den with bay window and deep closet. This room is connected to the middle room, currently used as an office, by an updated Jack-and-Jill bathroom with clawfoot tub, vintage pedestal sink and slate floors. The breezy rear bedroom also has good closet space. The third floor has four more bedrooms; the middle two are a little smaller and would make great music rooms, libraries or dressing rooms. The front and back bedrooms are comparable in size and have large windows and good closets, and the front bedroom has its own private full bath with slate floors and stall shower. The stylishly renovated hall bath has another clawfoot tub, pedestal sink, and warm coral walls above classic white beadboard. There’s also access to a large attic that could be finished to create an awesome additional living space, with or without the roof deck the current owner had plans drawn up to add. This home is convenient to local parks, universities and public transportation, and neighborhood gems like Saad’s, Koch’s Deli, Abyssinia, Green Line Locust, Honest Tom’s Taco Shop and Lil Pop Shop are all right around the corner.

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