Splendiferous Interior: Restored Carriage House in Bella Vista
Among the charms of living in this greene country towne you can count streets nearly narrow enough to touch both sides simultaneously and the occasional carriage house remaining in a row of homes. This darling property on Kater boasts both and also includes a garage big enough for three-car piggyback parking in case you need a little more than colonial delights.
Above the cavernous garage is a loft-like living space with with exposed bricks, refinished pine floors and high wood-beam ceilings. The space has two large skylights and several windows that help break it up into separate areas. The single bathroom features a custom industrial sink and a very cool restored door. The kitchen is situated in the middle, open to the living and dining areas. And there is a wall of closets for the sleeping area in the back.
The listing notes that the property is also ripe for development, with opportunities to add living space to the garage level (if you can part with parking for one or two) and the ability to tack on a third floor. We love the space as is, but we’re also suckers for a great roof deck.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,160
Listing: 628 Kater St., Philadelphia, PA 19147