City House of the Week: Contemporary Carriage House on Quince Street

Don't let the classic front fool you — this carriage house in heart of Wash West boasts all kinds of updates.

All photos by Matt Robnett, Plush Images via TREND/Keller Williams–The Salas Team

All photos by Matt Robnett, Plush Images via TREND/Keller Williams–The Salas Team

It’s hard not to love a carriage house, especially one found on of those charming side streets in the historic part of Philadelphia. Better still is when you find one that’s been meticulously updated to highlight that old-world character while bringing those modern luxuries to the forefront.

322 South Quince Street has it all. Not only do you get that classic Philadelphia brick carriage house with wide doors and shutters, but the inside is straight cherry. The wood burning fireplaces and staircase have been remodeled with custom steel and stonework. See that rustic rack made of reclaimed wood that holds all of that freshly chopped firewood? That’s custom as well, baby.

And who doesn’t love exposed beams and brick inside their home? This place has them aplenty. Be sure to check out the expansive kitchen, which not only has the aforementioned exposed brick, but also custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and even a bonus wine refrigerator and storage space. Speaking of wine, head up the staircase to the second floor and there is a special “wine wall” that boasts a library ladder for ease of access. In a word: amazing.

The house continues to shine as you travel throughout the upper floors. The master suite is divine and flaunts gorgeous exposed beams, a fireplace, walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. There’s a second bedroom on the second floor and the third bedroom, which could make for a great office space, is located on the third floor. It could also make for a perfect den, as the space features a wet bar with sink, refrigerator, cabinets and granite counter tops.

Which leads us to yet another stunning addition to this home: the deck. Located just off of the upper bedroom/office, it’s an entertainers dream and offers 360º views of the city. Looking for a little more privacy? Simply hang out under the beautiful pergola and enjoy the breeze.

Beds: 3
Baths: 3
Square Feet: 2,408
Price: $1,075,000
Additional Info: Second floor laundry facilities, 1-car garage with driveway

322 S Quince St., Philadelphia, PA 19107 [Keller Williams–The Salas Team]