5120 Irving St – SOLD

Posted on 11/08/2011

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5120 Irving St - University City, West Philadelphia real estate

This is about as close as it gets to perfection for buyers looking for a starter home in University City. Lovingly renovated by the owners with an emphasis on green features and featuring a white roof, fabulous custom kitchen and gleaming original oak floors throughout, the house is in absolute move-in condition. Enter through the vestibule into the living room with turned staircase and decorative fireplace. The kitchen and dining room have been converted into a large combined space with maple cabinets, granite countertops and breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. A mudroom with laundry leads to the lovely rear yard and potential access to a community garden. The second floor features a large front bedroom with bay window and large closet; decent-size middle bedroom that connects to the peaceful rear bedroom; and hall bath with skylight, linen closet, dual-flush toilet and beautiful stone tile floors and white wall tile. A must-see: You don’t need to do anything except unpack.

  • SOLD: $150,000
  • 3 beds/1 bath
  • 1,294 sq ft
  • Porchfront rowhome
  • Green features (scroll down for full list)

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Green features:

  • White roof
  • Low-e Energy Star replacement windows
  • American Clay plaster
  • Low-VOC paint
  • Low-VOC polyurethane
  • Energy Star ceiling fans
  • Energy Star light fixtures
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Granite countertops made from remnants from another job site
  • Kitchen cabinets locally sourced
  • Renewable grass window blinds on first floor
  • Dual-flush toilet
  • Fig tree and raised bed herb/vegetable garden in rear yard
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