5213 Catharine St

MLS# PAPH507706
3 BEDS ∙ 2.5 BATHS ∙ 1,500SQFT
Sold 2/13/2019

Property Description

This gorgeous renovation is filled with natural light, West Philly charm and contemporary upgrades that elevate the original details without overshadowing them. Gleaming original hardwood floors that run throughout are highlighted by oversized windows, including a cool warehouse-style window overlooking the porch. A turned staircase provides the option to create two living spaces, one centered around the mantel and painted brick wall, the other beneath the pretty bay window. There’s a separate dining area that flows directly into the updated dream kitchen featuring black Shaker-style lower-only cabinets, leaving the full upper wall of beveled subway tile as a crisp background to the sleek black chimney-style hood. There are stainless steel appliances, including a slide-in five-burner range, and a huge quartz island so you can finally tackle making croissants at home (or elegantly displaying that Grubhub). Beyond the kitchen is a laundry/mudroom complete with utility sink and WC and a humungous yard with a deck for outdoor dining and grilling above a planting space where you can create the ultimate urban garden–Greensgrow West is practically around the corner for the assist. To find your ultimate master suite, head upstairs to and check out the lovely bay window with bench storage below, original mantel with mirror and tile façade and en-suite bath with double-wide closet, double vanities, clawfoot tub and hex tile floors. The on-point tile selections continue down the hall in the second bath with full-wall shower surround in a herringbone pattern that pairs nicely with crisp white hex tile. There’s a chic white vanity and linen closet for additional storage. The basement is great for storing bulky seasonal items, plus the good ceiling height and zero creepiness factor make it a good candidate for a home workshop or hobby spot. This picturesque block is super close to Baltimore Ave with all its shopping, dining and greenspaces, as well as the 52nd St strip.

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