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On the Market: Spacious, Compact Contemporary in Wash West

This roomy refreshed contemporary house for sale packs a lot onto a compact footprint, inside and out.


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903 Latimer St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | Bright MLS images via Houwzer

Fans of trinities appreciate the efficient way they pack living space onto a tiny lot.

Here’s the XXL version of that principle.

This handsome refreshed contemporary house for sale on one of Washington Square West’s “little streets” sits on a lot that’s all of 892 square feet.

Yet it contains more than 2,200 square feet of space inside, plus more than the usual amount of space outside.

Its efficient layout and design allow this to happen. They also even make room for a dramatic design element.

house for sale wash west contemporary light well sculpture

Light well sculpture

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Basement

That element is the sculpture that hangs in the light well next to the stairs at the front of the house. It extends from the second floor down into the basement.

house for sale wash west contemporary living room

Living room

Along with the copious use of glass block, the sculpture gives this 1970s house a style that’s at once more up to date and a bit of a throwback.

house for sale wash west contemporary kitchen and dining area

Kitchen and dining area

The remodeled kitchen, with its Arts and Crafts-inspired cabinetry, does the same thing. It also contains the house’s one fireplace.

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Second-floor sitting room

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Master bedroom

The 2,200 square feet of space comes in the form of four floors: a finished basement with full bath, an elevated main floor combining the living room, kitchen and dining room, and a powder room, a second-floor master suite with a sitting room/home office on the stair landing, and two bedrooms and a full bathroom on the top floor.

house for sale wash west contemporary first-floor patio

First-floor patio

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Master suite balcony

Its brick patio, first-floor terrace and master-suite balcony also give it more outdoor space than houses on small lots like this one usually have. You get plenty of light and sunshine on all three, especially the master suite balcony with its glass-block railing.

You also get easy access to shops, restaurants and cultural attractions: the Avenue of the Arts lies five blocks to your west, South Street and two supermarkets are a four-block walk away, and several popular Wash West restaurants are even closer.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 3 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 2,668

SALE PRICE: $833,000

OTHER STUFF: This house for sale also comes with a deeded parking space. This house’s sale price has been reduced four times since it was listed, most recently by $6,900 on April 18th.

903 Latimer St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Houwzer]