This high-quality renovation on the still-affordable-for-now fringe of University City has lots of character, with original details like leaded glass windows, multiple decorative mantels and a pretty turned staircase with bench seat, coupled with the low-maintenance living of a new home, like central air, recessed lighting and new flooring. The spacious first floor has great flow, from the living room with high ceilings, oversized front window with stained glass transoms and working gas fireplace, into the open dining area and U-shaped kitchen with breakfast bar, cabinets galore, Frigidaire Gallery stainless steel appliance package, granite countertops, porcelain tile backsplash and stainless steel undermount sink with gooseneck faucet. There’s an actual, true mudroom behind the kitchen that has laundry hookups, extra storage space and a bathroom with a stall shower with pretty stone tile accent wall. Between the front yard (yes, an actual yard with grass!) and the nice-sized rear yard there’s lots of outdoor space as well, including a breezeway for bike storage. The front and rear bedrooms are comparable in size and either could serve as the master—the front features a large bay window, a decorative mantel and two good-sized closets, while the rear offers a view of the yard and also has two closets, with a niche between that would perfectly fit a vanity or dresser. The two middle bedrooms are nicely sized; both have large windows and one contains an original built-in mirrored armoire. The nicely appointed hall bath features porcelain tile floors and shower surround with pretty mosaic inlay and a classic white beadboard vanity with great storage. This porchfront twin is close—but not too close—to the Market-Frankford el and is also convenient to all the area commercial strips: 40th St, 52nd St, Lancaster Ave and Baltimore Ave.