On the Market: Updated English Country Twin in University City
This handsome Garden Court house for sale got a total makeover in 2010 that turned it into a traditional classic with modern creature comforts.
The Garden Court section of University City is a neighborhood of handsome twin houses developed in the 1920s. It’s remained a desirable place to live ever since then, and the opening of the Penn Alexander School only made it even more attractive.
Speaking of attractive, check out this beauty. This English country-style twin house for sale oozes both charm and style through every brick in its walls. And once you step inside, it becomes a real stunner.
That’s because its owner rebuilt it in 2010 with all-new systems, including dual-zone heating and air conditioning, new wastewater and sewer lines, and an updated electrical system with many rooms wired for Ethernet data.
All of this is wrapped up in a handsome makeover that preserves every ounce of its traditional style.
The L-shaped sun porch sets the tone with its tile floor, built-in bookcase and large windows with French doors.
It’s attached to a spacious living room with such traditional details as leaded windows, a decorative fireplace, and a handsome corner stair with a coat closet on the upstairs landing.
This room in turn opens onto a sunny dining room that’s now one with the totally updated kitchen.
And that kitchen has all the latest high-end appliances and a work desk, all framed by handsome cabinetry.
That cabinetry includes the most elegant pantry we’ve yet seen in the breakfast room off the back of the kitchen.
The upstairs bedrooms are all painted in soft pastels. The master has its own sitting area and a large master bath with dual vanities and an oversized shower.
Not only do you get the opportunity to send your kids to Penn Alexander if you buy this house for sale, you get a gorgeous property designed for gracious living on an elegant block in one of University City’s most attractive neighborhoods. And it’s convenient to the Penn campus, the hospitals, shopping and dining on Baltimore Avenue and SEPTA transit service into Center City.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,000
SALE PRICE: $850,000
4605 Larchwood Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19143 [Houwzer]