The Genuine Article in Fox Chase for $265K
It's not all that often that one runs across a vintage bungalow whose original style and charm have been so faithfully preserved. Even its all-new kitchen remains true to its Craftsman roots.
Talk about curb appeal!
We knew we had to feature this impeccably maintained Craftsman bungalow in Fox Chase the moment we saw the photo above. We figured that if it looks like this on the outside, it must be equally appealing on the inside.
We weren’t wrong. The owner of this home – which has to predate 1953, the date of construction given in the listing, by several decades – has faithfully maintained every ounce of its original charm and style and made sure to keep the faith when updating was called for.
The only items that look like they depart from the home’s original appearance are the Palladian windows in the living room; usually, homes built in the era of this one had windows with shallower arches. But as this home’s front porch actually sits on one side of the house, this may not have been the case here. (And the leading in the fan portion strongly suggests that this wasn’t.)
The working fireplace, the wood floors and trim, and the leaded glass windows all sparkle just as they did when this home was new.
And where this home is new, most notably in the kitchen, the owner took care to refit it with cabinetry in keeping with the Craftsman style. Its subway-tile backsplash echoes the original subway tile found in the downstairs bathroom as well.
One of this home’s three bedrooms is currently being used as a family room. The smaller bedroom upstairs has a side room attached to it that currently serves as a fitness room and home office.
In back, you’ll find a deck and an attractively landscaped backyard and patio.
And you’ll find all this right next to the heart of Fox Chase. You can walk to the community’s restaurant-laden business district and its Regional Rail station.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,380
SALE PRICE: $264,900
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $5,000 on Aug. 22nd.
416 Chandler St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19111 [Nancy Aulett | Keller Williams Realty]