Live your best life in the Hawthorne neighborhood (west of Bella Vista!)
With 3 spacious bedrooms, TWO CAR OFF STREET PARKING, a bicycle shed and a garden retreat, this Center City home can be considered another “Miracle on 13th Street”.
THE SPACE: As you enter this east-facing home, you will be greeted by a living room/dining area with abundant light and high ceilings. The kitchen offers solid wood cabinetry, granite countertops, a tile backsplash and ceramic floor tiles. Past the kitchen, you will be transported to your own tropical garden oasis surrounded by bamboo fencing that’s ideal for enjoying leisurely activities, entertaining and pets . A custom awning covers the patio section and provides many benefits, such the ability to work outside on a beautiful day or enjoy dining al fresco without the fear of rain. The lush hydrangea garden area provides an additional seating area and there is a shed for storing furniture cushions or gardening tools.
Beyond the fence you will find your own private 2 car parking spots! And there is an opportunity to add a 3rd parking spot by taking down the fence. You will never have to experience the pain of lugging a bicycle into your home, as this property also comes with a custom-built storage unit for 2 bicycles (and can be used to store firepit wood for those chilly fall nights).
As you make your way up to the second floor you will find a newly renovated bathroom complete with a soaking tub and shower with detachable hardware. There are also two spacious bedrooms with ample closets- one facing east, the other west. Walk up another flight to the owner’s suite, where you will find new hardwood floors, a genuine California Closets wall unit, a large closet and custom blackout blinds for the days you want to sleep in. You will enjoy the privacy of your own half bathroom with a laundry area and additional storage. A standup shower can be easily added with the use of a stackable washer/dryer. (The contractor who’s been making changes to the house is available for upgrades.)
THE AREA: This home boasts a walking score of 97, meaning you can accomplish all of your daily needs on foot! In a few block radius you will find multiple grocery stores including Whole Foods and Sprouts, and everyday convenience stores like Starbucks and Target. As you head north on 13th Street, you will find yourself in the heart of Midtown Village and be surrounded by some of the best restaurants in the city. And since the house is located right off the Avenue of the Arts, you are a five-minute walk to the epicenter of Philly’s rich culture and finest theaters. Your front door is also steps away from the beautiful Hawthorne Park, where you can enjoy picnics with friends, summer movie nights, jazz concerts and theatrical performances organized by the Friends of Hawthorne Park. Within a fifteen-minute walk, you will arrive in Rittenhouse Square, Washington Square or the Italian Market. You will also be in close proximity to SEPTA stations and Indego bikes, as well as being surrounded by smaller parks including a playground and dog park 5 blocks away.
THE DETAILS: The home was well built in 2006 and has been well maintained. The Japanese lilac tree in the front was planted in 2009 and it blooms white fragrant flowers in the early summer. In 2017, the hot water heater was replaced and the HVAC system was replaced in 2018. The back yard fencing was built in 2020, including the custom awning, as well as the first custom “bike box” in the city. The bathrooms were renovated in 2021. In 2022, the city’s main water pipe that leads into the home was replaced under the sidewalk. This means it has terrific water pressure! Attractive storm doors have been added to the front and back of the house for energy savings, and both main doors also have a keyless entry.
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