Just Listed: Freestanding House in Manayunk
Fully detached houses are scarce as hen's teeth in Manayunk. What makes this one even more of a find are its landscaped garden and patio and its upper-floor studio/flex space.
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Many know Manayunk as an adult playground, but once you leave Main Street, you enter another world. In many ways, the hillside neighborhood hard by the Schuylkill retains its old mill-town character and European hill-town appearance.
Of course, this being Philadelphia, this hill-town mill town is filled almost entirely with rowhouses. Freestanding houses in Manayunk are exceedingly rare birds.
One of those birds has just landed on the market.
This freestanding Manayunk house for sale sits just up the hill from the end of Main Street, across Baker Street from the Mill Studios artists’ workspace.
And from the looks of it, the owner of this house probably knows some of the artists who create there.
The tipoff is the large studio space on this house’s second floor. It’s ideally suited for an artist — but if that happens not to describe you, this could serve as a family room, media room, rec room, playroom or workspace.
In form, this house is close to Colonial, but with a not-so-traditional layout. In style, it bears an artist’s touch in many places.
It may appear to you that the kitchen and full bathroom haven’t been updated in a while, but looks can be deceiving. The butcher-block countertops, cast-iron sink, eco-friendly flooring and Bosch dishwasher in the kitchen, for instance, are all brand new. So are the fixtures and tilework in that bathroom.
Another Manayunk rarity associated with this house for sale: Ample, attractive outdoor space. The gated patio and garden sit just beyond the sunroom in the back of the house.
That sunroom’s large windows look out on that garden, making it a great place to enjoy the outdoors when the weather won’t let you do so in person.
And this freestanding Manayunk house for sale also includes an off-street parking space, making it even rarer still. But since Main Street begins right down the hill from you, you can leave your car parked when you want to enjoy the dining and shopping options Manayunk has to offer.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,824
SALE PRICE: $329,000
OTHER STUFF: Solar panels on this house’s roof cut your electricity bills to a pittance.
4577 Baker St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19127 [Renee B. Noel | RE/MAX Properties Ltd. – Newtown]