4819 Regent St

Cedar Park
MLS# PAPH2168632
6 BEDS ∙ 2.5 BATHS ∙ 3,150SQFT
Sold 11/2022

Property Description

Space and original charm abound in this c.1898 Victorian twin situated on a magical tree-lined block. Brimming with West Philly personality—with features like high ceilings, original millwork, a great flow of connecting rooms on the first and second levels, and an intact rear staircase—the home offers that rare combination of vintage vibes and modernized systems, including dual-zone HVAC. It all starts with curb appeal: A restored porch with mahogany flooring by Louis Tannen and pretty yellow brickfront overlooking the front garden with mature landscaping; dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows on the first floor; custom, historically appropriate oversize arched Jeld-Wen windows on the second floor; and a third-floor Juliet balcony accent the impeccable façade. Enter through original entry doors and tiled vestibule into the warm and welcoming living room with original pine floors, decorative fireplace and mantel and staircase with original banister and storage nook below. A wide archway with original pocket door connects this space to the dining room, which has a bay window and can accommodate a table large enough to seat the extended family and then some. Spanning the full width of the home is the rear eat-in kitchen, which features custom banquette seating with storage; stainless steel appliances; cork flooring; maple butcher block countertops; cast iron Kohler sink and faucet; vintage-chic wood and metal cabinets; and a salvaged butler’s pantry. There’s a cute quarter bath with beadboard wainscoting tucked away on the way out to the large brick patio, a perfect low-maintenance space to create your urban oasis. Both of the upper floors offer three bedrooms and a full bath. The current owners use the massive second-floor rear bedroom with Anderson sliders to a sweet balcony as a family room, while the two adjoining rooms serve as a primary retreat—a dressing room with bay window and a large sunbathed front bedroom that connects to the bath with vintage wall and medicine cabinets, beadboard wainscoting, vintage-inspired black-and-white hex tile floor, simple modern vanity, and tub with crisp white subway tile surround. Surrounding the skylight on the third floor are three good-sized bedrooms with custom storage: the one at the front with the Juliet balcony has a full wall of mirrored closets, the large middle room also has a full wall of closets with salvaged sliding doors and enough space for a dresser inside, and the smaller-but-mighty third bedroom at the rear has an extra-deep cedar closet. They share a super spacious bathroom that has a vintage clawfoot tub, period-appropriate pedestal sink and original subway wall tile and serves double duty as a laundry room. The wide one-way street boasts both the trolley and Regional Rail right around the corner, and Clark Park is a mere three blocks away.

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