First Time Find: Suburban Comfort, City Address in Roxborough for $275K

Modest midcentury on the outside, an all-new modern classic on the inside, with a first-rate kitchen and spacious back yard.

7371 Valley Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

7371 Valley Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Long & Foster Real Estate

Are you one of those people who don’t want to leave the city but want a home with all the comfort of a suburban pad?

We’ve found a place for you in upper Roxborough, close to both the Ridge and the Wissahickon Valley.

This is one of those homes you can’t judge by its cover, for its unassuming exterior covers a beautifully renovated, bright and airy traditionally-styled modern home.

The large archway between the living and dining rooms gives the main floor a spacious open-plan feel that’s great whether you’re relaxing with the fam or entertaining guests.

The dining room and kitchen likewise form a single flowing space thanks to the breakfast bar on the kitchen’s dining-room side. The kitchen itself is top-flight, with all-new stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and tile backsplash.

Upstairs, you’ll find three nicely sized bedrooms with ample closet space and a bathroom with a heated tile floor.

Downstairs, there’s a finished basement you can adapt to any purpose you want: rec room, home theater, workout room or storage space. You’ll also find a room that could serve as a fourth bedroom or home office and a laundry room.

Out back, the terraced and landscaped back yard is surrounded by low-maintenance vinyl fencing and has plenty of space to soak up the sun or hang out with friends.

And if that’s not enough green space for you, there’s always the Wissahickon Valley a few blocks away.


BEDS:  4

BATHS: 1 full, 1 half

SQUARE: 2,100

PRICE: $275,000

OTHER STUFF: In addition to new recessed lighting and ceiling fans, the things you can’t see, like the heating/cooling system and water heater, are also brand-new.

7371 Valley Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Binnie Bianco | Long & Foster Real Estate]