A timeless blend of period details and modern amenities are showcased in this picture perfect residence, circa 1925. The quintessential East Passyunk charm of this home begins at the curb with a traditional red brick facade, a brightly painted door with vintage hardware, a striking transom window, delightfully painted trim and cornice, and overflowing flower boxes. An American Hornbeam tree provides shade and offers some beautiful green in an urban landscape. The traditional facade is in complimentary contrast to the sleek and modern interior. Once inside, a contemporary, light-filled masterpiece awaits. The home dazzles with open, sun-drenched spaces and offers classic simplicity, design-sensitive renovations and classic vintage restorations. Every detail is considered from the solid wood interior doors with vintage hardware to the decorative marble fireplace to the thick crown molding. The Carrara marble tiled vestibule with an exposed brick accent wall makes a grand and welcoming impression and the bamboo floors and recessed lighting throughout the first floor add an element of modern. The living room boasts a decorative black marble fireplace and built-in bookshelves anchoring the room and the dining room with a mid-century modern chandelier easily seats a dinner party of six. The masterful European-style kitchen is a chef's dream offering modern white flat panel cabinets, Bosch appliances, quartz countertops, and floating shelves with industrial touches. French doors invite the outside in and serve as an extension of the kitchen where you'll find an enviable herb garden of rosemary, sage, thyme, chives, oregano, and mint for your next recipe. The patio with brick pavers and built-in raised garden beds is the perfect place for a cup of coffee on a cool spring morning or dining al fresco in the evenings. Enveloped in flowering perennials, lilacs, bleeding hearts, ferns, clematis, and climbing wisteria, the patio is a magical and romantic extension of the home. Upstairs, find two bedrooms, the primary with an intricately carved Eastlake built-in and custom closet with a salvaged antique mirror. The bathroom has been renovated to perfection with radiant heat white penny tile flooring, a soaking tub with classic white subway tile, Hansgrohe fixtures, and glass enclosure, and a custom built vanity with antique marble top. The exposed brick accent wall, shelving and vintage lighting add an industrial feel while the carefully placed transom window allows the morning sunlight to trail down the hallway. Additional touches throughout the home include storage under the kitchen stairs, bike racks in the living room, a built-in vanity/desk in the bedroom, School House Electric light fixtures, and an original carved banister. This lovely home is located in the Jackson school catchment and is just steps from East Passyunk Avenue which was recently named one of Food & Wine magazine's 10 Best Foodie Streets in America. The Avenue boasts some of South Philadelphia's oldest and most authentic and traditional restaurants, cozy BYOBs, fun gastropubs and eclectic cuisine as well as galleries, boutiques, salons, vintage shops, parks and an organic grocery store. The Broad Street subway is just a block away, making life without a car a viable option. Watts Street is a small, lightly trafficked, no outlet street, perfect for the individual seeking the excitement of an urban lifestyle while offering the respite of secure, private living. This spectacular home offers the most discerning buyer a glorious melding of old and new, formal and casual, practical and luxurious. Welcome home.
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