First-Time Find

Upgraded in Mt. Airy for $300K

This top-to-bottom rebuild has the quality, style and technology of homes that list for twice as much.

6810 Chew Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 | Bright MLS images via Your Town & Country Real Estate

Looking for a spacious, stylish townhome where your family has room to live, play and grow?

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This brand-spanking-renewed rowhome in East Mt. Airy has everything you need at a great price.

The photos below should make clear that this home is several notches above your typical $300K rehab. Doors, windows, lighting, hardwood floors, subway tile in the kitchen and bathrooms — all high quality. Stylish lighting too, chosen by an award-winning interior designer. If the same designer did the staging for this home, you might want to ask the agent for his or her number and ditch your furniture.

That designer’s touch also shows upstairs, especially in the full-floor master suite on the top floor. Check out the master bathroom, for instance, with its sliding barn door and Italian stone tile on the wall behind the quartz-topped vanity.

Other high-end touches include: Soft-close cabinet doors and under-cabinet lighting in the kitchen. A rain shower head in the second-floor bathroom tub. Smart home technology throughout, including a Nest thermostat, a whole-house intercom system, a 60-inch Ultra 4K HDTV, USB wall outlets and Bluetooth light fixtures in the bedrooms.

The laundry hookups are on the second floor, and the unfinished basement offers plenty of storage space.

There’s ample outdoor space too. In front, you have a gracious porch from which you can greet your neighbors and relax. In back, there’s a yard with a cement patio, enclosed by a wood fence.

This home also has a great location. Your kids can play at the recreation center and playground a half block down the street, and you’re just four blocks from both SEPTA Regional Rail and the shops and restaurants that line Germantown Avenue. One of the best charter schools in the city is about a half mile down the road, and a neighborhood public school is even closer.

All this, and the home is priced under $300,000 — by a dollar. We’ve seen homes that offer a lot less for a whole lot more.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 1,900

SALE PRICE: $299,999



6810 Chew Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 [Carlos Masip | Your Town & Country Real Estate via Zillow]


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com