Bella Vista Abode Boasts Rooftop Hatch

The 8-foot front door made of reclaimed wood is just the beginning of this beautifully renovated house.

All photos by TREND via Caldwell Banker - Old City

All photos by TREND via Coldwell Banker – Old City

Bella Vista, we simply love to check in on your bevy of gorgeous houses.

This newly listed home located at 605 Clymer Street, a secluded side-street just off of S. 6th Street, between Fitzwater and Catharine Street, has seen a recent top-down renovation that makes it lovely to view from the sidewalk–see the brick walkways, 8-foot front door made of reclaimed wood and professionally landscaped planters with drip irrigation.

On the inside is where this place really shines.

More reclaimed woodwork greets you in the kitchen in the form of the cabinetry and center island that doubles as a breakfast bar. The open floor plan, complete with 9 foot ceilings, of the first floor leads to the dining room, which looks out onto a patio area. The finished basement is large and offers heated tile floors with built-in custom cabinets made of–you guessed it–reclaimed wood. High end light fixtures, from the likes of Thomas O’Brien, John Russell, Currey & Co. and Restoration Hardware, are also seen throughout the home.

Other key features include heated floors in every bathroom and green elements, such as high efficiency ductless HVAC, tankless water heater, and dual flush toilets.

Now, for the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the hatch! No, it’s not a hatch like the one in LOST, it’s probably better and way more useful–sorry, Jack. See the one photo of the staircase that leads to the roof deck? No, it’s not a glass skylight/door as we had first thought, it’s actually a commerical grade hatch system that opens upward, kind of like a clam shell. While not normally seen in residential spaces, the hatch is actually used for insulation purposes and also makes an amazing conversation piece.

Beds: 2
Baths: 2.5
Square feet: 1,672
Price: $525,000
Additional Info: Located in Meredith School catchment, California closet systems, steam shower

605 Clymer Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 [Coldwell Banker Preferred – Old City]