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Sold for $795,000 Sold

917 S 48th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

5 beds, 3 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
3,365 sq ft; lot: 3049 sq ft - MLS# 1000383770
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Sold for $795,000 on Jun 13, 2018


A remarkable home. Its turret rising above the corner of 48th and Windsor Avenue, two gorgeous tree-lined blocks in the most desirable Cedar Park neighborhood of University City; this roomy twin is superbly restored. It offers brilliant character, remarkable architectural lines, 5 large bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a substantial fenced-in yard, a covered front porch and rear porch, and front and side yards. This stunning home has 25 restored original windows, including four in the spectacular light-filled turret. The entire home is offers stunning light and 10-foot ceilings; original hardwood floors throughout (including oak floors with inlaid pecan detail); exposed brick, and original moldings, trim, doors, windows, and pocket doors--extremely detailed character throughout. Enjoy a gracious flow throughout this home. Everything is striking. The renovated kitchen overlooks the rear yard, side garden, and beautiful Windsor Avenue and includes a comfortable eating and sitting area with a wood burning fireplace for both warmth and ambience and exposed brick, big windows, and a door to the rear deck and yard. The first floor also includes amazing historic detail, a historic Dutch door to a vestibule with original tiles, pocket doors and a huge living room and dining room. The second floor has three bedrooms (one with gas fireplace) with significant space and ceiling height and light; perhaps use one as a family room plus two full baths. The third floor has two more large bedrooms, a full bath, and a lovely, updated eat-in kitchen. So use the space as a gorgeous separate suite, or turn the kitchen into a full bath and walk-in closet/dressing room/laundry room (the plumbing is all there). Full walk-up attic (that could be finished) and large basement. This magical home overlooks quiet, tree lined Windsor Avenue and is a short walk to Clark Park and its fabulous Farmers market, Chester Avenue Dog Park, Mariposa Food Co-op, Dock Street, Gold Standard, Vietnam Cafe, Vientiane, Milk & Honey, all of Baltimore Avenues Restaurant Row, and other restaurants, shops & cafes. Close to HUP, CHOP, Penn, Drexel, University of the Sciences. 12 minutes to Rittenhouse Square by car or bike and plenty of convenient SEPTA options. NOTES: Always park right on your block. 2-zone HVAC with Nest thermostats. 4 fruit trees on the property!


  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 3,365
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Basement: Yes, Full
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 3.00
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 3
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Baths: 4
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Central Air Y/N: Yes
  • Construction Materials: Brick
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • County/Area: Philadelphia County
  • Entry Location: Foyer
  • Fireplace: Yes, 2
  • Flooring Type: Wood
  • Full Baths: 3
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Heating: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Gas, Forced Air, Zoned
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Improvements: Above Grade
  • Interior Features: Master Bath(s), Skylight(s), CeilngFan(s), 2nd Kitchen, Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Land Use Code: H50
  • Laundry Type: Upper Floor, Basement
  • Listing Status: Closed
  • Lot Dimensions: 28X110
  • Lot Features: Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Lot Size: 0.0700
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Lot SQFT: 3,025
  • Net SQFT: 3,365
  • Original Listing ID: 7159359
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s), Porch(es)
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Parking Features: Street
  • Photo Option: No Photo per Seller
  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Other, Attic
  • School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
  • Security Features: Security System
  • Selling Agent: Elizabeth A Tumasz
  • Selling Office: Redfin Corporation
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Sold Date: 2018-06-13 00:00:00
  • Sold Price: 795000.00
  • Sq.Ft.: 3365
  • Stories: 3+ Story
  • Story List: Main, Upper 1
  • Style: Victorian
  • Sub Type: Twin/Semi-Detached
  • Subdivision: University City
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: University City
  • Tax Annual Amount: 4705.0
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Finished SQFT: 3,365
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Total Finished SQFT Units: Square Feet
  • Total SQFT Source: Estimated
  • Type Of Parking: On Street
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built: 1893
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
  • Zip Code: 19143
  • Zoning: RSA3

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