Jaw Dropper of the Week: Beautifully Touched Up Victorian in Powelton Village
Surprised this week’s Jaw Dropper is in West Philly? Don’t be. (This house is a prize, we assure you.) Nestled on the leafy 3400 block of Baring Street, the three-story Victorian blends its pristine original features with a slew of newer details and a lush English country garden that extends a little further than you might first imagine.
Of course, being that it’s in old Powelton Village, a neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places, let’s start with its historical notes. According to PoweltonVillage.org, the home was built circa 1875 in the Second Empire style along with an attached twin. Inside are elaborate wainscoting, mantles, and shutters. Of those gorgeous light fixtures, which you can take a look at in the gallery below, it appears only the one in the dining room might be original, listing agent Mary McCartan tells us. And that staircase? Made of mahogany, friends.
Updates-wise, the kitchen, laundry, and two of the bathrooms are all new, having been renovated sometime in 2006/2007. In 2011, the University City Historical Society bestowed a sidewalk restoration award to the owners, which is great considering that’s actually a real problem in Philly.
Additional features of note:
- Double drawing room
- Partially finished basement with large laundry room and storage space
- Permit parking on street
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 4,294
3404 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104
TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Art Museum.
Listing: 3404 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA, 19104 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Art Museum]