6830 Gorsten Street, Philadelphia, PA 19119
Location, Location, Location! Rarely offered, classic and lovingly maintained by the same owner for 40 consecutive years. This 3 story, 5 bedroom, 2 bath stone twin is on a quiet, tree-lined, one block street (6800) in Mt. Airy. Enter through a spacious wrap around front/side porch which features full fenestration with most windows having window screens which provides 3 season enjoyment of this relaxing space. A porch swing is included! Main side entry opens to a large hall/foyer with original natural woodwork, built-in coat rack and hardwood inlayed oak flooring which continues through the first floor. Living room also features original natural woodwork, a wood burning fireplace with glass doors and custom-made bookcases framing the wood mantel. Expansive formal dining room, with coat closet, features an antique apothecary cabinet for displaying your favorite china or bric-a-brac and wide triple window for plenty of light and air. From the dining room, proceed to the kitchen via a butler~s pantry with authentic cabinetry and pass-through window opening. This space is currently used as a convenient desk/work area. Kitchen features white subway tile walls, high hat ceiling lighting, wood cabinetry, a center island with counter seating along with cabinet and drawer storage and Frigidaire dishwasher. Both center island and L shaped kitchen countertops are finished with ceramic tile. Other kitchen amenities include a double stainless-steel sink, stainless steel Electrolux refrigerator, self-cleaning GE gas range with 5 burners and griddle and convenient under cabinet microwave oven. Additional rear stairwell provides quick access from second floor hall to kitchen. Second floor features 3 spacious bedrooms with inlayed oak flooring in front and rear rooms and carpeting in the middle bedroom. Front room is currently used as a second-floor parlor but could be easily used as the primary bedroom and features a full wall closet array, and triple bay window with extra wide sill. Hall bath features white subway tile, deep soaking bathtub, separate shower with glass door, pedestal sink. A second doorway from the bathroom to the front bedroom has been closed off from one side but can be reopened for egress in the future, if desired. Middle bedroom features triple bay window providing ample light and air and both middle and rear bedrooms provide convenient closet space. Each bedroom has ceiling fans with overhead lighting. At the top of the stairs to the third floor is a walk-in cedar closet. There are two bedrooms on this level and an updated hall bath with tiled shower. The lower basement level provides a clean and bright laundry room with laundry sink and high ceilings and exit to yard and garden. The center room in basement features the relocated original kitchen pantry cabinet. The front utility room in basement includes two large cedar closets. This property is a gardener's delight. There is a large deck to entertain and enjoy quiet summer evenings gazing over Japanese Willows, Maple and Weeping Cherry Trees. Perennials give beautiful color and a textured tapestried feeling with Japanese anemones, blackeyed Susans, plush lamb's ear, small red limbed dogwood bushes, day lilies, irises, ten varieties of hostas, lush ferns, and natural geraniums. This quiet oasis is complemented by an adjacent vegetable garden already planted for your enjoyment. Conveniently located with access to public transportation including several bus routes and only two blocks from the Stenton Station of the Chestnut Hill East RR Line. The commute to center city is approximately 25 minutes, via the rail line. Neighbors are welcoming, community-oriented and host a fantastic block party every year. Make new friends and enjoy your new home.
2,640 Sq.Ft. LIVING AREA
0.12 Acres lot
Eric is able to combine his loves of architecture and real estate. Let him use his expertise in photography and marketing to make your listing stand out above the rest and get it sold. Eric also loves the process of helping people find their new home.