5142 Cedar Ave

Cedar Park 19143
MLS# PAPH817372
3 BEDS ∙ 1.5 BATHS ∙ 1,230SQFT
Sold 11/12/2019

Property Description

When an uber-talented carpenter renovates a home, you get no mere flip–you get attention to detail galore, and magical custom upgrades that pay respect to the original details and West Philly charm in this right-size porchfront home. The main living area, with an oversized front window and pretty turned staircase, showcases original oak floors with inlaid border and has a large archway leading into the dining room. A vintage doorbell hangs like a work of art, and a mirrored door provides the sweetest under-the-stair basement access. The old transitions to new as eco-friendly floors with ergonomic cork underlay take over and lead you through a flex space with a custom-built butler’s pantry and brand-new half bath with retro-cool geometric tile flooring, upcycled leaded glass transom and floating corner sink–the perfect home office space that easily transforms to happy hour prep area. At the rear is the newly renovated kitchen, where your eyes are drawn to the cobalt blue mosaic tile backsplash that brilliantly contrasts with the white-on-white quartz countertops and cabinetry (don’t miss the custom-built revolving tray within). The look is topped off with stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery appliances including a slide-in range. Off the kitchen is the large rear yard with a paved area for grilling and a large lawn any level of gardener can enjoy–there are even raised planting beds to get you started. Back inside, the second floor has more of those lovely hardwood floors and a stylish hall bath with skylight, classic black-and-white tile flooring and even custom-built shelving in the linen cabinet. The master bedroom at the front features a pretty bay window, dual closets, and a nook perfect for a dresser or vanity. The large bedroom at the rear has a its own dual closet in the form of an original built-in armoire flanking a large window with bench seat that overlooks the yard and connects to the nicely sized middle bedroom. In addition to the large rear yard, community greenspace is nearby not just at Cedar Park but Malcolm X and Clark parks too. There is easy access to the 34 trolley and all the Baltimore Ave businesses, including Mariposa Food Co-op, Satellite Coffee, Dock Street Brewery, Snapdragon Flowers and Booker’s Restaurant and Bar.

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