5049 Spruce St

Walnut Hill 19139

Property Description

This Walnut Hill corner Victorian is an absolute knockout property–with standout historic details, two enormous units to choose from for an owner’s unit and two smaller yet charm-filled rental units, there’s massive potential for any type of investor. All the utilities are separate, there’s coin-op laundry in the basement and all kitchens were updated with white flat-front cabinets and white appliances, including dishwashers in the larger units. Unit 1F is a three-story apartment bigger than many rowhomes. The private entrance from the curved front porch leads to a wide vestibule with original marble walls and penny tile floor. The first floor offers graciously sized living and dining rooms with breathtaking details like ornate walnut inlays in the oak floors, two bay windows, unpainted coffered lincrusta ceiling and unpainted wood crown molding and intricately detailed chair rail. The kitchen at the rear has two oversize windows and is large enough to eat in. The star of the show is the extra-wide turned staircase with a soaring oversized arched window. There are four bedrooms and two baths spread equally across the second and third stories, which have the same proportions and grace as the main floor. Two units share a back entrance and common hallway. Unit 3R is another option for an owner’s unit. It’s a bilevel apartment that is technically a 3-bedroom but has the potential to be used as a 5- or 6-bedroom, or add a kitchenette for an au pair suite on the upper loft-style level. Historic charm is abundant in this unit, including lincrusta in the hallway, original mirrored closet doors and a bathroom with original subway tile. The main level has two connecting bedrooms, a room with three windows that could be a living room or another bedroom, and a cute slate tiled kitchen. Upstairs is the converted attic lined with dormer windows and featuring two skylights. Beyond the massive open room is a true bedroom with a large connected den and full bath with step-in shower. Unit 2R is a sweet unit with lincrusta hallway, a large bedroom with three windows, a vintage bath with step-in shower and a passthrough window between the living room and slate tiled kitchen. Unit 1R has a charming private side entrance complete with a vestibule and a curved transom window, curved vaulted plaster ceilings, bay window with built-in bench seating and a bedroom with a walk-in closet. The Walnut Hill location puts Malcolm X and Barkan parks within walking distance, has tons of convenient dining and coffee options including neighborhood faves like Saad’s, Honeysuckle Provisions, Manakeesh Bakery, Cotton’s Place, Toast Cafe and Reanimator Coffee, and is a quick jump to Cedar Park and Center City.

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