816 N 23RD STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19130
Welcome to your spacious, beautifully updated townhome located on one of the most charming blocks in the Art Museum/Fairmount area! This 4 bed, 2 bath home features a roof deck, back patio, open floor plan, ample closet and storage space, and luxury finishes throughout. The partially finished basement adds additional square footage that is perfect for a home office, gym, or playroom and includes additional storage in the unfinished area. The house is located on a quiet block with plenty of street parking, as there are only homes on one side of this tree-lined block. As you enter through the glass-enclosed foyer, you will immediately notice the high ceilings, recessed lighting, plantation shutters, modern upgrades, and nods to the original architectural charm of the neighborhood. The home’s 16-foot width combined with the light from the abundant windows lends an airy feel to the flow of the first floor, leading you from the front living area, through the open dining area, into a breakfast nook, and finally to the gorgeous chef’s kitchen. For the chef or entertainer in the family, the 5-burner gas range with outside vented hood and the wide granite countertops will make this the heart of your home. Soft-touch cabinetry and stainless steel appliances compliment the kitchen experience! Head through the back door to the patio, which is perfect for grilling, dining at the full-sized table, or relaxing under the shade of the Magnolia tree. Follow the beautiful hardwood flooring upstairs to find three of four bedrooms, one of which is currently used as a family room. On the second floor you will also find a shared hallway bathroom, with excellent natural light and high-end hardware. The built-in bookshelves and cabinets in the front bedroom provide charm and extra storage. Upon ascending to the third floor, you will have access via a newly installed door with built-in blinds to the roof deck, offering privacy as well as one of the best views to enjoy the city’s night lights and fireworks throughout the year. Continue on to your large primary suite, complete with en-suite bathroom, double sink vanity, and dual closets that span the length of one wall. Owners have taken meticulous care with maintenance items such as a 2018 replacement of sewer line, new refrigerator (2021), addition of shades and blackout blinds in 3 bedrooms, new roof (2016) that was resealed (2021), and much more. If you know the city, you know that there is much to love about the neighborhood, with access to the Art Museum, Kelly Drive, the city’s extensive museum district, and easy access via public transportation to Center City (Rte 48), University City (Rte 49), and South Philly (Rte 7) and via car to 676 and 76. The gems that make this block special include the school zone parking on the street, provided by the adjacent elementary school whose entrance is on 22nd street, a neighborhood vibe that cannot be beat, and much stoop sitting to enjoy with neighbors to get to know. This home is move-in ready and waiting for its next happy owners!