Musical Stairs: 3-Story Fairmount Home Owned by Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

The sound of music has echoed through the rooms of this lovely four-bedroom home at 23rd and Poplar. Need proof? Take a look at the numerous violins hanging on the wall, and consider the fact that the owner of the property is a first violinist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Aside from its classical pedigree, the home shows its origins with some charming period details like the tile and stained glass in the vestibule; the built-in woodwork detailing in a bedroom; a tile fireplace surround; and some beautifully restored oak floors.

Though it is a rowhome, so much is made of the space here–just look at the French doors with the beveled glass and the wall treatments, from paint to paper. The home is elegant–and it probably sounded pretty good, too.

Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square feet: 2,124
Outdoor space: Roof deck, backyard patio
Price: $589,900

• Listing: 877 N. 23rd St. [Estately]