Eco-friendly customization and thoughtful design make this West Philly home a real standout. Grid-tied solar panels on the roof combined with weatherization upgrades throughout provide a nice cozy home with a monthly electric bill less than the cost of breakfast. Attention to detail is a theme from the inside out, starting with the carefully painted red and gold exterior cornice and carried all the way through to the built-in bench seating in the finished basement. In the sun-soaked open floorplan first floor, the original mantel was transformed into a truly-one-of-a-kind built-in, and more custom shelving surrounds the front windows—an ideal situation for book nerds, collectors or DIY interior designers alike. The kitchen has an efficient L-shaped design plus an island with breakfast bar, quartz countertops, classic subway tile backsplash and brilliant white 42-inch Shaker-style cabinets. An exposed brick wall leads the way upstairs, where the original hardwood floors and great natural light continue. The bedroom at the front is the largest with lovely natural eastern light. There are two more sunny nice-sized bedrooms plus two hallway closets—use one for linens and one for seasonal wardrobe swaps to get even more living space in the basement with its own full bath. Both feature sleek space-saving vanities and timeless tile selections like hex marble floors and white subway tile surrounds. The backyard is just the right size for grilling and container gardening, while community greenspace is close by at both Clark and Cedar parks. The best of the Baltimore Ave strip is within a few blocks, so places like Mariposa Food Co-op, Dock Street Brewery, Cedar Park Cafe, VIX Emporium, Gold Standard Cafe and Booker’s Restaurant & Bar—not to mention the 34 trolley line—are all super convenient.