4840 Hazel Ave

Cedar Park 19143
MLS# 1002577462
Sold 7/15/2015

Property Description

This may be the best way to split a large Victorian twin into two units; its front-and-back setup makes for a wide and roomy owner’s unit comparable in size to the more manageable single family homes in the neighborhood, while providing a rental unit that could easily be incorporated back into the floorplan in the future. This lovely Cedar Park duplex has the original details you’d expect to find in a West Philly house?starting with the wainscoting and transom window in the vestibule and original hardwood floors and leaded glass bay window in the living area?while featuring lots of recent upgrades to make this old house more modern and energy-efficient, including a renovated kitchen and bathrooms and all new windows, insulation and rain barrel, as well as central air in the owner’s unit. The living room has custom built-in shelving flanking the decorative fireplace, a conveniently located powder room and a wide opening to the sunny eat-in kitchen with granite countertops extending into a breakfast bar, extra-deep stainless steel undermount sink, stainless steel Kenmore range with matching hood on an exposed brick wall. The second floor houses the master bedroom suite with original glass-paned double doors, large bay window, decorative fireplace, double closets and a nicely appointed private bathroom. The third floor has two more good-sized bedrooms, another full bath and a smaller middle room currently housing the laundry but large enough to use as an office or guest bedroom. The super-cute bilevel rear apartment–currently a 4.5-star AirBnB listing–has its own private entrance via the large backyard and basement access with laundry. It features hardwood floors throughout, a nice kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a sweet passthrough to the living room with half bath, two good-sized bedrooms with excellent closet space, and a well-appointed Jack-and-Jill bathroom with ceramic tile shower surround with mosaic tile glass inlay. Guests and owners alike will appreciate the location?walking distance from both Clark and Cedar parks, with Mariposa Food Co-op, Dock Street brewery, the brand-new Bar(n), Cedar Park Cafe, VIX Emporium, Gold Standard Caf~, Satellite Coffee and the 34 trolley line all super-convenient.

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