Facing one of America’s most historic Avenues, and leading out to an enchanted Powelton Village garden in the back, 3723 Lancaster Avenue is a West Philadelphia gem.
This Italianate brick-font has two points of entry; come in through the traditional front door off the main thoroughfare, or walk down a charming brick garden path off of 37th and Pearl Streets. The rear entry will bring you past lovingly maintained community lawns, flora, and brick 19th century “row cottages” towards a sunken slate patio area. (Note: The rear “lawn” space is a separate parcel facing the easement, and accessible from 3723’s front door, and is being sold with the main property. Other neighbors have a similar space, also as lawn/garden, which adjoins this one.) Step inside the home for a finely crafted contemporary take on the classic rowhouse. An elegant and sturdy oak staircase welcomes you, motioning for you to step into the living space. This large room is centered by a south-western fireplace, with large rear windows overlooking the verdant backyard. To the other side of the staircase is the dining space, which has access to a convenient laundry/linen space and powder room. The kitchen sits at the front of the house, with dishwasher, gas range, and plenty of cabinet space. Watch travelers on one of the Philadelphia metro’s main streets from the comfort of your chef’s repose, as you prepare a fine meal or enjoy a glass of wine. On one end of the kitchen is the main entry to the street, where you’ll find a vestibule with ample coat closet and shoe storage. At the opposite end is a generous chef’s pantry, where a hatch-door reveals cellar steps. The basement spans the entire house, and provides abundant space for storage. Take a trip to the second level. At the top of the stairs, find yourself at the foot of a bridge across a light-well, headed towards a library/den. Built-in bookshelves line the room, while blank sections of the wall allow for seating or a desk. Beyond the library is the rear bedroom, which has a bay overlooking the yard, and custom floor-to-ceiling oak wardrobe incorporated into the south wall. The front of the house is the primary bedspace, with access to newly renovated contemporary bath holding two vanities and a long walk-in shower. The third floor offers another living space, presently set up as a study or den. Glass windows divide this spacious all purpose room from the stairwell. Hookups for wet bar are available. The back wall is made up of glass sliding doors to the roof deck- a wonderful sunny tree-top retreat. At the front of the house, find two more bedrooms and another full bath. This marvelous home sits at the cusp of University City and beautiful Powelton Village. Enjoy a walk though splendid tree-lined porch-front blocks just north or west of you, or across the street to be at the steps of Penn Hospitals, Drexel, UPenn & University of the Science beyond. Enjoy shops and cafes along Lancaster Avenue, and sit-down restaurants south towards the colleges. Excellent public transit, as the Lancaster Avenue Trolley/Septa 10, bringing you to 30th Street Station and Center City, with free interchange to the Market Frankford Line, making all parts of town readily accessible. An ideal spot by schools and parks, just across the Schuylkill, we encourage you to see this magnificent home today!
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