This property is no longer available to rent or buy. This description is from February 23, 2014
Enjoy historic charm combined with tasteful upgrades in this spacious, ideally located townhouse with large patio and finished basement just minutes from shops, restaurants and Rittenhouse Square. The owner's $30K spent on all the right upgrades--new hardwood floors, finished basement, patio redo, opening the wall between the living room and kitchen--means not a thing is left for you to do. Beautiful architecture greets you upon entering: wainscoting, crown molding, extra-high baseboards and a pretty decorative arch give the living/dining area historic character and warmth, while the recessed lighting and hardwired speakers and cable provide modern comfort. The smartly designed kitchen features 42-inch maple cabinets; black granite countertops with breakfast bar; built-in wine storage; Viking cooktop range, oven and oversized counter-depth fridge; Bosch dishwasher; and GE Profile convection microwave oven. Sliding glass doors open to the nice-size patio with pavers. The second floor features a pretty hall bath with subway tile and vessel sink, followed by the master suite with fireplace, built-in shelving, great closet space and tumbled stone bath with lots of storage and a huge walk-in shower, as well as a clever transom window to allow for natural light. The third floor features another large south-facing bedroom with good closet space as well as a third bedroom that makes a great home office, nursery or guest room. Bonus space in the finished basement gives you an option for a separate TV room, home gym or playroom, without sacrificing a laundry area and room for storage. Located within the catchment area for the coveted Greenfield elementary school and mere blocks from Rittenhouse Square Park and the city's best dining, shopping and nightlife, this house is a great alternative to a condo and the high monthly fees that come with it. Get rid of your car and walk everywhere, or park in one of several nearby garages or lots and grab it when you need it. This is truly city living at its best.