5031 Locust St

MLS# 1002460360
4 BEDS ∙ 2 BATHS ∙ 1,590SQFT
Sold 9/2/2016

Property Description

You get just the right blend of old and new in this right-sized University City twin. The original oak floors with inlaid border, which are in amazing condition and run throughout the house, along with leaded glass windows, pretty turned staircase and bay windows showcase the classic features of the home. On the flip side is the updated kitchen with custom center island, central air and updated bathrooms, including a private master suite. The enclosed porch (great for bike storage, or as a sunporch or mudroom), opens into the wide-open living room with chair rail, decorative fireplace, large window with leaded glass transom and staircase with original unpainted woodwork. Pass through the dining room with conveniently located powder room and head into the kitchen with blonde 42-inch cabinets, black granite countertops, stainless steel French door refrigerator with bottom-drawer freezer and stainless steel range with under-cabinet hood. The sellers added a custom island with pretty gray granite counters to provide more storage as well as prep space and a breakfast bar. Off the kitchen is the rear patio with stone pavers and planting beds along the perimeter, and there is also direct access to the street through the breezeway. The front and rear bedrooms are comparable in size, but the front has a lovely bay window, deep closet, decorative fireplace and en-suite bath with stall shower. The rear bedroom benefits from a large closet and windows on two walls–including a bay window. There are also two hall bedrooms, the smaller of which has built-in shelving that make it perfect for a dressing room or home office. The hall bath is nicely appointed with large vanity, ceramic tile shower and tub surround. This lovely, move-in ready home—convenient to the 52nd St commercial strip, the Market-Frankford line, Malcolm X Park and just a few minutes from everything Baltimore Ave has to offer—is just waiting for the next owner to add their personal touches.

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