Lower Northwest - Roxborough

371 Lyceum Ave

Philadelphia, PA 19128
MLS# PAPH1027904
SOLD DATE: Jul 30, 2021

Listing provided courtesy of: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

Property Description

This end of row house, dating back to Roxborough’s 19th century, has so much character and charm! Lived in for the past 35 years by skillfully talented artists and a craftsman, 371 Lyceum Ave., has kept most of its original architectural detail while adding substantial upgrades including custom built-ins throughout, a brand new roof (2021 - with a transferrable 50 year warranty on product and a 25 year warranty on workmanship), a brand new Weil-McLain gas boiler (2020 - with a transferrable 20 year warranty on the Heat Exchanger and a 2 year warranty on all other parts), updated electric, and a sweet kitchen that allows one to step out into lovingly nurtured gardens. All in a terrific walkable location, convenient to Roxborough and Manayunk shops and restaurants, close to public transportation, not far from the natural treats of the Wissahickon Valley and the Schuylkill River. A gorgeous garden abundant with Iris, Rhododendron, Azalea, Roses, Lavender, Oriental lilies, Cone flower, Evening primrose, and Black-eyed Susans will greet you as you arrive at the front door. The first floor offers a family room with broad random width Southern pine floors, wainscoting and large windows that let in lots of natural light. A second room that could be either dining room or living room offers built-in book shelves, a ceiling fan and a coat closet which is an original detail of the house. As you step into the kitchen, you pass a wonderfully unique limewashed wall, which was the exterior of the original house. So the kitchen and its eat-in area is an addition. You’ll see plenty of room for a table, butcher block counters, gas cooking, refrigerator, cabinet space and open shelving, 2 ceiling fans and a back door where a Redbud tree guides you to the deep wonderful garden. The second floor provides a bedroom at the front of the house with a double closet as well as a linen closet, a ceiling fan, bookshelves and newer windows. The current owners are using the smaller second bedroom on this floor as an office. It too has built ins and a closet. The full bathroom has plenty of shelf space for towels and toiletries, beautifully crafted wood walls, shower over tub and lots of light! The third floor offers 2 more bedrooms and a bonus room. The primary bedroom includes a cedar clothes closet, a ceiling fan and an attached (built-in) church bench which makes the perfect cozy reading nook. There is a built-in chest of drawers with new high-end front facing windows on either side. All of the windows on the 3rd floor were replaced in 2010 and are energy efficient. There is access to the attic from this room which provides great additional storage space. The middle bedroom has a built-in bookcase and closet. The bonus room provides additional storage or makes a really cute craft room or small nursery. The basement is unfinished, full, for utilities, storage and work space with outside exit with new door. Gas hot water heater. 100 AMP electric. Outside, the fully fenced, private gardens will not disappoint! Plantings were meant to bloom throughout the year: Winter berry, Christmas Rose, Winter Jessamine, Snowdrops, Winter Aconite, Crocus, Wild ginger, hyacinth, Columbine, Lilac and Peony, and dozens of bulbs…just to name a few! Sellers are flexible on settlement date.

  • Features:

    Dishwasher, Dryer, Dryer - Electric, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Heater, Exterior Lighting, Sidewalks, Street Lights, refrigerator, washer, dryer, composter - all in as-is condition, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Recessed Lighting, Wainscotting, Wood Floors, Patio(s), Architectural Shingle, Pitched, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector, Public Sewer, Double Hung, Replacement

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