5505 Locust St

MLS# 1002150250
3 BEDS ∙ 2.5 BATHS ∙ 1,696SQFT
Sold 3/22/2019

Property Description

This classic West Philly porchfront home puts luxury within reach. Quality construction, a neutral (not to be confused with boring!) color palette and touches of glam will win over even the most discriminating buyer. With exposed brick, reclaimed wood, standout tile choices, hardwood floors and a roomy open floorplan with clearly defined living and dining spaces, what’s not to love? You’ll find all your must-haves here too—central air, a master suite, kitchen island, upscale baths (including a first-floor powder room), great closet space, main-floor laundry and generous outdoor space. The kitchen makes full use of the space at the rear of the home with its L-shaped design, 42-inch Shaker-style white cabinets, stainless steel five-burner range and French door fridge, marble backsplash, granite countertops and center island with deep stainless steel undermount sink and on-trend pendant above. There’s the laundry closet at the rear, plus a storage nook that could be used as a pantry, broom closet or, if you’re a diehard entertainer, to create a custom bar. The staircase with exposed brick backdrop takes you up to three nicely sized bedrooms. Two share a hall bath with modern-classic finishes: elongated subway tile tub surround with contrasting black grout, modern gray vanity and porcelain tile floors. The master is at the front, with a lovely bay window, dual closets flanking the reclaimed wood accent wall and serene en-suite bath. The setup includes a granite-topped dual vanity with a statement light fixture, separate whirlpool tub and stand-up shower, both with frameless glass doors, porcelain tile surround and metallic damask inlay in the shower. Out back there’s a nice-sized yard with space for a grill and small patio set alongside greenspace—or a huge patio set if gardening isn’t your thing. The basement’s good ceiling height makes it an ideal candidate for a home workshop if you’re looking for more than just seasonal storage. This fabulous house is in a convenient location near schools, SEPTA, Morris Rec Center, the Free Library and shopping centers, and just minutes from Cobbs Creek Park, with its biking and hiking trails, baseball, basketball and ice skating rink.

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