Rowhome Redo Perfect for Bike-Riding Coffee Addicts — and Flyers

Max Talbot’s home is convenience and luxury right off of South Street.

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This house looks like a standard-issue Philly rowhome from without, but inside it has a number of nice touches that transcend the genre. For one thing, it’s big, and even though there’s a staircase that divides the house in half, it doesn’t feel intrusive because it’s open and the spaces on either side are so large. It’s a nicely designed staircase, too, in the same traditional style as the hardwood floors and crown moldings.

The luxury appointments, though, are what sets the place apart from its pedestrian exterior: three fireplaces; a kitchen with three ovens, SubZero and Bosch appliances, and a wine fridge; a master bath with double sinks, a huge glass-enclosed shower, and a Jacuzzi; a private deck off the master suite; and a rear garden.




In terms of location, the home is right off of South Street, which is a blessing or a curse, depending on your constitution. We're going with blessing because of the incredible convenience. Aside from the proximity to Whole Foods and Super Fresh, there's a Starbucks with wireless on the corner of Ninth and South, and Via Bicycle -- for repairs, parts, sales and sometimes a little curmudgeonliness -- across the street.

How many homes in Philly are this close both to a coffee shop with wireless and a bike shop?

UPDATE: Oh yeah -- and it belongs to Philly Flyer Max Talbot.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 3
Baths: 4
Square feet: 3,340
Price: $1,129,000
Parking: 2-car gated parking




• Listing: 609 S 9th Street, Phila.

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