Majestic Home in Historic Tudor East Falls Hits the Market
Of the three streets that encompass the 210-home East Falls Historic District (Tudor East Falls), the 3400 block of Midvale Avenue is probably, to use an official term, the Tudor-iest. Designated in 2009, the three blocks of Midvale, West Penn Street and West Queen Lane were originally developed by Michael J. McCrudden from 1925 to 1931. Now, you have a chance to own (or at least peek at) a home on one of the most unique blocks in the city.
3453 Midvale Avenue certainly wins from a curb appeal standpoint. The deep wood and stately stone contrast beautifully with the lush landscaping at the entrance. From the outside, you just know the leaded glass window is going to be a treat once you get inside–and man, is it ever!
The 14-foot ceilings in the living soar and are capped by beautiful exposed beams and a staircase with a balcony at eye-level with the chandelier. But that’s mainly for show (and at night), as the gigantic window is the centerpiece of the space and floods the home with soft light. A wood-burning fireplace is located in a cozy parlor of sorts underneath the balcony. More tall windows await in the formal dining room, which also flaunts hardwood floors. The smallish kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and access to the garage.
There are some treats upstairs as well. Well-appointed (and skylit) bathrooms are a great touch and the large deck is accessed through French Doors on the second floor. It overlooks the terraced outdoor space/patio behind the home. The spacious third floor is a flexible room and offers plenty of storage for multiple bedrooms, one giant bedroom or perhaps even an office or den. Add in the fully-finished basement with built-in shelving and you’ve got plenty of room for the whole family.
THE FINE PRINT:
Square Feet: 1,584
Additional Info: Garage parking
3453 MIDVALE Ave PHILADELPHIA, PA 19129
• 3453 Midvale Avenue, Philadelphia, Pa 19129 [BHHS Fox & Roach, Center City–Walnut]