Welcome to 854 N 26th Street in Fairmount. Established in 1915, this turn of the century home combines old world charm and modern amenities with exceptional craftsmanship that any new homeowner can appreciate. This rare home can be accessed from two streets which is not normally found in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia. As you open the French doors of this home, you will enter the beautifully crafted vestibule. This handsome abode boasts original restored Schuylkill yellow pine floors, high baseboards, and exposed brick throughout the home. The exposed brick brings texture, color and a rustic vibe to the interior space of this home. The living room includes high ceilings, recessed lighting, ceiling fan and wood burning fireplace and is a great space for cozy intimate gatherings. The traditional dining room is a great space for your holiday and family dinners. As you pass the dining room you will enter the kitchen. This kitchen has been beautifully updated with granite countertops, subway tile backsplash, tiled floors and raised panel style cabinets. The stainless steel appliances include the refrigerator, gas range, dishwasher and oven range microwave.
As you walk up the flight of stairs, you again see the beautifully exposed brick and pine floors. The front bedroom has pristine original Victorian style built in cabinets. This large bedroom has plenty of closet space with lots of natural light. The middle of the 2nd floor has an opening which can be used as an office space/work area. The updated hall bathroom includes beautiful carrara style floor tiles, subway tile tub/shower and a Victorian style vanity. The back bedroom includes a ceiling fan and plenty of closet space. The Victorian style staircase leads to the master suite. This large space includes a master bed and bathroom which leads to the outside roof deck. The large master bedroom includes a ceiling fan, closet space, shelving, and a walk-in closet. The updated master bathroom includes a stand in shower, beautiful porcelain tile, glass sliding door, and a new hall vanity with plenty of drawer space.
The basement is well maintained and is a great place for storage. This space includes the washer and dryer and is where the utilities are located.
This property has 2 great outdoor spaces for privacy and entertaining. The first space is outside the kitchen area. You have an enclosed back porch/deck area that is great for the summer cookout or just a place to enjoy your morning coffee. Walk down the steps and you will see the breezeway which has a separate door that leads back to the living room. The breezeway is where you can store the firewood. The 2nd space is the rooftop bi-level deck from the master bedroom. The spiral staircase leads you to the top roof deck and gives you a breathtaking view of Center City Philadelphia.
The upgrades in this property include new windows, dual zone HVAC, restored original pine floors, recessed lighting, new kitchen, new bathroom, new master bedroom, roof deck, and fresh paint. This property has street to street access and sits close to the Philadelphia Art Museum, shops and businesses. Walk Score of 97, Bike Score of 91. Nearby parks include Abraham Lincoln, Athletic Recreation Center and 30th & Jefferson Street Park. You are close to public transportation and minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Please make your appointment today!
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