503 S 46th St – SOLD

Posted on 06/22/2015

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This well-loved, tastefully updated home sits on one of the prettiest blocks in University City, recently featured on Philly Mag’s 25 most beautiful streets list. The Victorian twin in the Penn Alexander catchment area has all the classic details—leaded glass, coffered ceilings, crown molding, oak floors with inlay—combined with above-and-beyond upgrades, like solar panels (with paid-in-full lease), an updated kitchen, spa-like bathrooms and a finished basement wired for an entertainment center. From the enclosed front porch, enter into the living room with gas fireplace and leaded glass bay window with cherry window seat, followed through French doors by the dining room with striking original wainscoting. For extra dining space there’s a breakfast bar in the kitchen’s center island with granite countertops, alongside tons of cabinet space, stainless steel appliances, including a Maytag five-burner double-oven range, and a deep undermount stainless steel sink. A glass-paneled door leads to the enclosed back porch, perfect for storing gardening tools to maintain the raspberry plants, herbs and flowers planted by the current owners. Use either the main staircase with pristine banister or the back stairs from the kitchen to reach the second floor, which features the master suite—a large back bedroom with the sweetest sleeping porch, and a connected middle room used as a dressing room but easily another bedroom, nursery or workout room. Then there’s the bathroom that belongs in a luxury hotel: marble floors; an oversize walk-in shower with frameless glass doors, rain showerhead and jets; and a dual-basin vessel sink below another stunning leaded glass window. Also on this level is the front den/bedroom, which has a bay window and fireplace that can be made functional with a new gas line. On the third floor are three more good-size bedrooms and a large laundry room with a sink and cabinetry. There’s a hall bath with original clawfoot tub and subway tile, and the rear bedroom has its own private bath, nicely updated with crisp white fixtures. Down in the finished basement is the final full bath with period-appropriate basketweave floor and subway wall tile. The basement has cool concrete floors accented with wood stain, recessed lighting, water hook-ups for a wet bar, direct outdoor access and a separate storage/utility area. Clark Park, Mariposa Food Co-op, Milk & Honey, Green Line Cafe, the Gold Standard Cafe and the 34 trolley line are all around the corner.

  • $599,000 – SOLD
  • 6beds/4baths
  • 2,856 sq ft
  • Penn Alexander Catchment

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