Grand Victorian Manse in vibrant Passyunk Square. Impeccably restored brownstone facade with gracefully arched lintels and decoratively detailed cornice. Double door entry with Palladian transom welcomes you into the vestibule entrance with Florentine glass panes and slate stone wainscot. A grand front parlor living room opens to the right with high ceilings, crown moulding, chandelier and an ornate gilded mirror gracing the dramatic black marble fireplace. Oak parquet floors extend throughout the first floor and lead to the dining room with a quartet of original light fixtures surrounding the central plaster medallion and encircled by plaster crown moulding. There is a convenient powder room off to the side. The crisp black and white kitchen is accented by bright sunny walls and surrounded by glazed subway tiles. A suite of new stainless appliances completes the kitchen. Glazed French doors beckon to the slate terrace outback. A bamboo hedge is the perfect privacy screen, enclosing a cozy greenspace for entertaining, grilling and container gardening - a lush oasis. A second floor extension makes for a covered outdoor space close to the house. Ascend the original wood staircase with turned balustrades and newel posts to the second floor. There are three bedrooms which can have many uses - the owners use two for office and studio spaces. All have high ceilings, original wood floors and mouldings, glass transoms above each door allows light to pass from rooms to hall. There is a large laundry station big enough for a full size, side by side washer and dryer, shelving and closets. There is a newly renovated hall bath with ceramic mosaic tiles throughout, featuring a decorative border and a pedestal sink for vintage touches. The top floor is the owners suite with sunny south facing windows, ceiling fan and a large walk-through closet adjoining the bath. The newly renovated primary bath has a generous soaking tub and a separate glass enclosed shower rendered in crisp subway tile. A marble topped vanity rests on an inlaid mosaic tiled floor. There is potential for a roof deck off the back of the house to take advantage of the city skyline views. A huge, full size, dry basement holds the home's mechanicals. There are both comfortable radiated hot water heat as well as separate central AC for excellent climate control. Hot water on demand - a tankless water heater is a highly efficient addition. Outstanding South Philadelphia location just between Broad Street and Passyunk Avenue in one of the most exciting neighborhoods of the city near the newly renovated Passyunk Square park two blocks away. This home is also in a great public school catchment - Fanny Jackson Coppin School (Formerly Andrew Jackson). The best of both fine dining (Laurel, Townsend and Fond) and iconic fooderies (Pat's and Geno’s to Barcelona Wine Bar and Cantina Los Caballitos)…stroll down the Avenue for some of the best independent local retail. Easy access to the whole city, this very bikeable walker’s paradise has excellent transit options with the BSL just a block away taking you to the stadiums or Center City! Come be a part of this incredible neighborhood today!
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