1220 S Markoe St – SOLD

Posted on 05/09/2017

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This right-size, owner-renovated home with classic charm and a cheery vibe is on a quiet little street just a couple blocks from Clark Park. Enjoy original details like hardwood floors throughout, lovely built-ins, and carved wood mantels and banisters on a spacious yet manageable two levels. The main floor features a classic layout with a living room with original fireplace, crown molding and ceiling medallion; dining room with unique skylight, original built-in china cabinet and a second fireplace; modern kitchen; and larger-than-expected rear yard. The U-shaped kitchen has a rustic vibe with warm wood Shaker-style cabinetry, butcher block countertops and an exposed brick-wall backsplash that’s balanced with contemporary stainless steel via the appliances, deep square sink with gooseneck faucet, and open shelving. On the second floor is the West Philly unicorn: three nice-sized bedrooms, all with good closet space–no middle bedroom that can barely fit a futon, or a “closet” that isn’t deep enough for hangers. The front bedroom is the likely master, with its beautiful original armoire plus deep double closet, but it’s rivaled by the peaceful rear bedroom with built-in shelving and exposed brick accent. The bathroom was just renovated using timeless details like black hex tile floors, crisp white subway tile surrounding the new cast iron soaking tub, crisp white vanity and marble accents. The current owner took care of more than just the pretty stuff, though, including replacing all the windows and the electrical and plumbing systems as well as adding central air. This awesome house is just off the Woodland Ave strip, with local faves like Four Worlds Bakery, Guacamole Mex-Grille, the Lil’ Pop Test Kitchen & Bakery and the 36 and 11 trolley lines all just around the corner.

  • 3bd/1ba
  • $290,000 – SOLD
  • 1,240 sq ft

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