You'll likely hear Etta James singing, "At Last~..", Upon entering the historically certified home you~ve been dreaming of. You've wished, you've hoped, and now you've found a classic beauty that's been lovingly restored and thoroughly maintained. This high quality, un-compromised, renovated home honors the late Federal style circa 1830. History and charm is applied to every inch, right down to the Williamsburg reproduction light fixtures. You don't have to lift a finger. You don't have to call a contractor. You just have to move in and ENJOY the pristine and calming atmosphere that surrounds you here. Approaching this 4-story home, you'll be welcomed by a strong, handsome brick facade with historic details including a fire insurance plaque, shutters, brass details, and a cute, short little door that goes right to the lower level kitchen so you don't have to heft your groceries up or down any stairs. This door was quite possibly used originally as a service entrance or for coal delivery? Mostly, you~ll use the normal sized door to welcome guests, as it opens into an incredibly charming living room with a beautiful sitting area that can be a formal den, library, reading room, or a fancy little office for opening mail; you decide. Beyond, the dining room seats as many as 24 guests for dinner, and is framed by a brick chimney that can be brought back to life by installing a working fireplace. Continue to the switch back staircase, which just a few years ago, was lovingly hand crafted by a prominent Philadelphia stair company. It frames recently enlarged, extra tall double glass doors to the incredibly deep brick patio with custom landscaping. Just imagine all the seasonal glory of your year-round outdoor living. Downstairs the newer kitchen is a chef's dream. Entertain your friends for an indoor-outdoor party or cozy up for holiday dinners by utilizing the double ovens and cook top. Counter tops for miles, storage for days. There~s also a convenient powder room on this
level for comfort and convenience. Best of all, the custom upholstered banquette with storage seating will be perfect for coffee, crosswords, and pets in the morning. Ahhhh, imagining feeling so relaxed and having all the time in the world to spend right here. Upstairs there are two beautiful, charming bathrooms with all the amenities including linen closets, a claw foot tub, glossy pedestal sinks, and great lighting. Many rooms mean plentiful storage, and ample space for guests to stay, family members to grow, memories to make, stories to be read and told, movies to watch, popcorn to eat, holidays to celebrate, walls to decorate. The master bedroom can be located on any of the upper floors. At the top, find a generous loft with vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, and remote-control skylights that close automatically when it rains. The technical aspects of this home are equally as impressive. Everything has been renovated in the past 5-14 years. The dual zone AC and new tankless hot water heater are essential and highly effective for a tall home such as this. The roof was completely rebuilt after 13,000 pounds of original roofing material was removed. You can rest assured, you have the right stuff above you. Three more important details: location, location, location. Nestled on a serene block where sometimes you can hear cantors, overlooking Calder Statues, courtyards and gardens. Just a few blocks to Washington Square Park and Independence Historic Park, this home is also conveniently surrounded by shopping, amenities, entertainment, and transportation options, so you can be in the center of everything, and still feel quite at home in your own perfect, peaceful pocket of Philadelphia.
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