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
Square feet: 3,340
Parking: 2-car gated parking
609 S. 9th Street
• Listing: 609 S 9th Street, Phila.