This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from November 18, 2013
More proof that West Philly is the best Philly: This nice-sized house in a walkable/bikable neighborhood with big, sunny rooms and plenty of original details even comes complete with a fully soundproofed music studio. The current owners' renovations were a labor of love-they refinished the original inlayed red oak floors throughout; renovated the bathrooms with awesome contemporary finishes; exposed the brick and beams in the dining room; and transformed the enclosed front porch into a sunroom with skylights, bench seating, slate tile floors and built-in planters. The large living room features a woodburning fireplace with new glass tile hearth and opens through a curved plaster archway (one of several throughout) into the formal dining room with original built-in storage beneath the four windows. The eat-in kitchen is dated but huge and 100% functional with tons of counter space and cabinets. Tucked behind the breakfast nook is the back staircase with reclaimed handrail. The long and wide second-floor hallway is lined with four bedrooms, a hall bath and linen closet. The large front bedroom has a stylish en suite bath with sleek fixtures and subway tile tub surround. The back bedroom has two exposures and is adjacent to the hall bath with skylight, huge walk-in shower and heated towel bar. Want to add a roofdeck? An entry has been framed for spiral stairs, the water and electric lines are already run nearby and there is an access panel in place. In the basement you'll find not only the studio, but access to an attached one-car garage, powder room and laundry area-if you aren't a musician, this floor makes a great guest, media or play room. There are multiple bus and train lines within a couple blocks, as well as a handful of car share locations nearby.