5222 Larchwood Ave

Cobbs Creek 19143
MLS# PAPH2133924
3 BEDS ∙ 2 BATHS ∙ 1,400SQFT
Sold 08/2022

Property Description

Great house, great block, great opportunity for a first-time homebuyer in an ideal location between Cedar Park and Cobbs Creek. The lovely blue facade and lush greenery out front set the tone for a nicely curated owner-updated home that’s a breath of fresh air among the typical rowhomes for sale. It’s like walking through a vintage store (but without the clutter!) and each detail builds on the eclectic-yet-perfectly-paired vibe. The airy main level has spacious separate rooms but feels like an open floorplan thanks to oversize doorways and breakfast bar with passthrough to the kitchen. Painted wood floors in the living and dining rooms offer a cool contrast to the wide hardwood planks used for the ceiling in the retro-cool kitchen, which has a pressed tin backsplash, white cabinets, vintage light fixture and two large windows. The surprisingly large back yard has a nice deck overlooking an actual lawn with raised garden beds. The upstairs has beautiful refinished original pine floors, and the layout here is a lesson in how to maximize square footage. The seller created an awesome private suite at the rear, adding a second full bath accessed via a dressing area, without sacrificing space in the other nicely sized bedrooms and their hall bathroom. The front room is bright and breezy with an exposed brick accent wall with clever built-in storage, and the middle room makes a great work-from-home space with nice natural southern light. The hall bath has a walk-in shower, the other has a tub and both have waterproof flooring and updated vanities. The basement is another nice surprise; its good ceiling height makes it a great option for a workshop or home gym, plus there’s a separate storage area at the front with direct access to the street for bikes and trashcans. Community greenspace is nearby not just at Malcolm X Park but Cedar and Clark parks too, and the best of Baltimore Ave and the 52nd St corridor are at your fingertips.

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