The New Old World in Bella Vista for $950K
Your Italian grandmother wished she could live like this so close to the Italian Market.
South Philly is dotted with modest row homes whose owners have dolled them up over the years, putting up new facades, expanding them, rearranging the rooms, you name it. Sometimes the results are masterful, sometimes tragic.
The owner of this neotraditional row home two blocks from the Italian Market on Bella Vista’s eastern edge got lucky. A custom builder was able to create this home from scratch, producing a structure that honors that South Philly tradition without going over the top.
Except where it counts, which is in the amenities and finishes. Throughout this home, you will notice gleaming hardwood floors, crown moldings and 10-foot-high ceilings.
The main floor is designed for entertaining, with an open plan living/dining room and kitchen. The kitchen cabinetry continues the theme of Old World style. In back of the kitchen you will find a patio that lets you extend the fun outdoors.
Above this on the second floor, you’ll find two bedrooms with en suite baths and a den/study area that can serve as a home office.
The third-floor master suite includes a large, luxurious, spa-like bath, finished in Carrara marble, with a Jacuzzi tub and oversized shower. The suite also contains a nook you can set up as a sitting room or exercise space.
The roof deck offers an unobstructed 360-degree view of the surrounding area, all the way to the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Down below, the basement media room features a wet bar and a marble gas fireplace as well as a marble tile floor.
You could hardly ask for a more convenient location: you’re just steps from the Italian Market, a few blocks from South Street and the Delaware riverfront, and within reach of just about anywhere you’d want to go via public transportation. But just in case you’re the sort who likes to hit the open road every now and then, there’s also a built-in one-car garage.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,943
SALE PRICE: $950,000
715 Carpenter St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Amin Beyah | The Sivel Group | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]