Gowned in bright blue and cherry red, from the ground to the Victorian crown of its head, this 3BR/2BA West Philly beauty stands before the world proud, and unashamed. Awarded a "Gift of the Street Award" from the University City Historical Society for exterior preservation, this unique home has been evolving since its days as a part of Cedar Parks shopping district, at the turn of the 20th Century. Deceptively large, boasting over 2000 square feet of living space, the home, currently expressing itself as a single family residence, can easily be reimagined as returning to two units, at a whim. Step inside and be welcomed by towering ceilings and original hardwood floors bathed in natural light due to its East facing. The entire first floor is open and has ample windows, as well as a skylight. The property interior has been fitted with many locally sourced salvaged materials- a kitchen from Philadelphia General Hospital, extra wide bannisters from west Powelton porches, an installation that says SMORGASBORD, and so many more pleasant surprises throughout. Taking the rear steps to the second floor bedroom, discover cornices and molding on the built-in bed with drawers and shelves sourced from a building across the street that was razed. Also on the second floor, find a wood burning stove and a mounted street lamp accenting a large open flexible space with natural light continuing to stream throughout. On the third floor, find two additional bedrooms, and a second bathroom with a cedar paneled sink and laundry center with large window. The rear of the home has a lovely well planned , mature shade garden including roses, hydrangea, laurel, weigela, hellebores, ferns, spring bulbs, that blooms from March to November. The property has a new furnace installed January of 2022, with Central Air Conditioning and has separate heating zones. Hardwood flooring throughout will be spectacular with refinishing. Located in Cedar Park, this home is close to University of the Sciences, and University of Penn, Clark Park, and walking distance to coffee shops, restaurants, and convenient access to multiple trolley lines.
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