4232 Pine St

Philadelphia, PA 19104
MLS# 1003642987
6 BEDS ∙ 3 BATHS ∙ 3,510SQFT
Sold 11/14/2016

Property Description

On a tree-lined block in the Penn Alexander catchment sits this Victorian twin with all the original details one hopes for–think unpainted woodwork, crown molding, pocket doors, coffered ceiling and original hardwood floors–along with a few unexpected surprises, like a magical backyard oasis and a fourth floor that is way more than mere attic space. The house has been well maintained but there’s room for updates and for the next owner to put their own stamp on it. The classic front porch welcomes you into a large tiled vestibule and entryway with turned staircase with bench seat, large brick fireplace, bay window with leaded glass and a formal sitting room. Through pocket doors is the formal dining room with coffered ceiling and butler’s pantry that leads to the kitchen. Running the full width of the house, this is a great space that offers access to the back staircase, a storage closet and extra pantry space at the top of the basement stairs–and totally functional as you plan your dream kitchen. A bonus mudroom leads outside to the yard, a true urban escape bordered with trumpet vines, gnarled locusts, hydrangeas, clematis vine and Japanese maples. The front room on the second floor is a large den featuring French doors with leaded glass panels, a huge bay window and a woodburning fireplace flanked by built-in bookshelves. The back bedroom has large windows and an original built-in armoire and connects to the middle bedroom–a great setup for a master suite. There’s a nicely appointed hall bath with retro blue tiled wall and shower surround, linen closet and vanity. The third floor, with its bright open landing, kitchenette, full bath (with purple clawfoot tub!) and two bedrooms, would work great as an in-law or au pair suite. An unassuming door leads up to the fourth floor, which is full standing height throughout and has three good-sized rooms with the sweetest dormer windows. Additionally, there is a full bath in the basement along with a laundry area with utility sink. Conveniently located close to neighborhood favorites like Green Line Café, Milk and Honey Market, Studio 34 Yoga and of course Clark Park, the universities and public transit.

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