Here’s the perfect “deal” you’ve been looking for. The not-so-exciting but ever-so-vital work was done and now you get to step in and spend your time and money on the fun stuff. With nearby comps in the $400s, the numbers work well in your favor—and why pay top-dollar for someone else’s choices in finishes? This house was renovated top-to-bottom by the homeowner less than 10 years ago, creating a dream home for a family that then got relocated overseas. Now, the wear and tear of being tenant-occupied for several years has taken its toll—and this is where the cliche “diamond in the rough” comes in. With all the mechanicals having been replaced—including 200-amp electric service, dual-zone HVAC, a whole-house water filtration system, interior insulation and all new windows—this house is just waiting be transformed into the next owner’s forever home. The first floor has a sun-drenched open floorplan, powder room, eat-in kitchen with great U-shaped layout and breakfast bar, and a door to a rear deck and yard. The second floor has two large bedrooms and a conveniently located laundry room (we’re not talking a mere closet here) as well as a full bath with whirlpool tub that is an easy facelift away from being spa-like. The top floor has another huge full bath and three more bedrooms with tons of potential—so start building your Pinterest boards, picking a color palette and obsessively reading design blogs for inspiration. On a popular University City block (case in point: the recent bidding war next door) super-close to Baltimore Ave’s 34 trolley, Mariposa Food Co-op, Dock Street Brewery, Aksum Café, Green Line Coffee and Clark and Cedar parks.