Large covered front porch (rebuilt in 2002).
Living room has natural oak parquet floors, two large windows & high ceilings.
The hallway is large and bright with four windows (three in a bay)`and natural oak parquet floors with a grand stairway leading to the second and third floors, the security console and Decorative lighting.
The dining room, has natural oak parquet floors, three large windows.a ceiling fan/ light and an old built in glass-doored corner cabinet. There is also access to a closet under the stairs.
The kitchen has large bright modern natural oak cabinets with dishwasher, built-in microwave, garbage disposal, gas range and oven. It has new vinyl floor tiles
The attached rear Shed is unheated and leads to the rear patio-garden which is enclosed by a stockade fence.
Front sitting-room/bedroom is the largest upstairs room. It has hardwood floors, a wooden door with a translucent glass window,four large windows (three are in front bay), and a non-working fireplace and a large closet.
Tiled bathroom has a claw tub & "Halo" shower, vanity and toilet, one large window.
Middle bedroom has a hardwood floor & large closet, three large windows.
Rear bedroom has a hardwood floor & large closet, three large windows.
There is a large closet in the hall.
Front bedroom has a hardwood floor, small closet, and three large windows.
There is a very large and deep hall closet just outside the front room.
Bathroom has a modern fiberglas tub with shower, vanity, toilet and one large window.
Middle Bedroom has a hardwood floor with large closet and one large window..
Rear Bedroom has a hardwood floor, small closet, and two large windows..
Full size well-lighted basement has a laundry (washer, drier, and work tub)
There is also a toilet.("1/2 bath")
Heat: System is a gas-fired circulating hot water heat (no banging pipes!)
Water: 50 gal. gas water heater (installed 2004)
Electricity: Upgraded 200 amp circuit box. There are air conditioner (20 amp.) outlets near most windows.
Plumbing: Good condition in general, recently renovated kitchen and third floor bathroom.
Security: There are security bars on ground floor windows. Kitchen bars have air conditioner box. Glass block basement windows. There is motion-detector lighting the side alleyway of house and a locked gate ADT installed Security system with central-monitoring available @ ~$30/month. The system monitors front & rear doors and 2 inside motion detectors.
The house was renovated in 1992 and has been well cared for since. Much of the original natural woodwork remains in good condition. Interior walls are in superior condition.
Roof: Top (rubber) roof installed ~1989, new mansard roof is installed 2015.
Insulation: Most windows are double insulated vinyl windows.
Attic insulated with 6" fiberglas bats in floor.
Basement sump pump and drainage channel keep new basement floor dry
Fenced in side and rear yards afford some outdoor privacy
6 foot chain link fence along side walkway with padlocked front gate.
Estimated Utilities: (based on 2017 tenant-reported expenses)
~$145.50: Gas (Heat, cooking, & hot water)(*Estimated gas heating expense is averaged - It is more in the winter & less in the summer) (Here is the Thermostat Manual)
~$ 88.00: Water
~$ 72.50: Internet
~$ 65.00: Electricity PECO 800-494-4000
~$371.00 Estimated monthly total for entire house
A little over a mile from the Penn Campus, this house is in the University City District.
University City District (UCD) cleaning crews and security patrols visit this block regularly.
Much local developement has been started recently with multiple renovations in progress now.
It is just steps to the Baltimore Avenue shopping district and small park, and the #34 trolley.
Rated as A "Walkers' Paradise" by Walkscore.com
Baltimore Avenue (Route 34) (.PDF) subway/surface trolley goes to Penn & Downtown is just steps away.
48th Street Bus (Route 64) (.PDF) is one block away .
Link to SEPTA (South East Pennsylvania Transit Authority)
On-street parking (no garage - that's the neighbor's garage in the picture.)
*Martin Sheen slept here!