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Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Den
Stories: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
Bucolic setting in the middle of the city! 3 bedrooms, 1 full bath twin with newer kitchen and bath. All gleaming clean and maintained with pride. All graced with natural light from its east, south and west exposures. Located steps from the lush green woods surrounding the Wissahickon Creek, this unique and lovely home is a winner. We think this property was first built about 1870--when the street was called Sarah Street! Some research indicates that it may have originally been a detached home, but by 1895, it was clearly a twin. Historic RittenhouseTown, site of the first papermill in North America, lies in the valley below to add historic lustre to the property as well as to the immediate neighborhood. 1st floor: the "summer living room" with extraordinary strapwork ceiling, crown molding, and fireplace mantel; "winter living room", a cozy hang-out with wood stove, exposed brick wall and track lighting; Dining room with wall sconces and side enclosed convenient 1st floor laundry closet; Kitchen re-configured for a great cook in 2008 with abundant cabinetry, new appliances including gas cooking and double wall ovens, good lighting, eat-in area (dishwasher and sink faucet new in 2016-2017); exit to side covered porch overlooking the gardens. 2nd floor: Main bedroom with excellent built-in shelving, large closet, exposed brick wall, interior window shutters, and elevated ceiling under the roofline to enhance the morning sunshine; Middle bedroom currently used as home office with walls of convenient built-ins and two built-in desks, strapwork ceiling, (stainless steel fluepipe for wood stove goes through the end of this room); Rear bedroom with interior window shutters; Spacious full hall bathroom with shower over tub, ceramic tile. Basement: unfinished for utilities, storage, and work area--all clean as a whistle! Special features: Central Air installed in 2016, basement waterproofed in 2007, new gas furnace in 2007, brand new sewer drains to the street in 2017, new side porch pressure-treated decking, rails and roof in 2010, and so much more. Fenced rear gardens are full of color and perennial interest and invite butterflies and myriad birdlife near the park. The sellers tell of the thrill of hearing wood thrushes in the dark from the garden porch. Off-street parking for one car. This is a very special home, not like any other. Sellers prefer settlement in the first week of December. First day for showings is Saturday, 9/14.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill.
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