From the garden, it would be tough to guess that this house was just a stone’s throw from Main Street in Manayunk. The interior of the home also makes it seem a bit more … grown up than some of the typical neighbors. All of which is likely owed to the architect and professional designer who put the whole thing together.
The home features four bedrooms and two full baths as well as a powder room. Luxe paint, built-in shelving and original plank hardwoods give things a warm feel. The kitchen has been recently redone and includes subway tiles on the backsplash as well as a custom bench at the eat-in table. A basement boasts additional room for storage.
The real jaw-dropper at this home is the back yard. The patio is partially paved and benefits from the neighbors' mature trees. Plantings surrounding the sitting area are lush and enhance the feel of seclusion. It's a nice trick, considering how close Main Street - and the regional rail station - are.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 1,800
166 Gay Street
TREND photos courtesy Keller Williams.
Listing: 166 Gay Street, Philadelphia, PA 19127