Philadelphia Real Estate
Outstanding Victorian Duplex Twin in Lansdowne's First National Historic District. The First fFoor apartment features Living Room with bay windows and Stained Glass Transom, an office / den / media room, Dining Room, open Kitchen with oak cabinets, gas range and dishwasher, large bedroom with two closets and 3 Piece Tiled Bath. This apartment provides approximately 975 square feet of living space, has Basement access, and a small open Porch off the kitchen. Original architectural details, gleaming original random width pine floors, tall ceilings and oversized double hung windows compliment the exterior charm. Central Air Conditioning and forced air heat provide year round comfort. The 1,500 square feet, multi-floor Second Apartment has Entrance Foyer with coat closet on the first level and Open Three Story Center Staircase. Living and Dining Rooms, 3 piece Tile Bath and Kitchen are on the second level. The kitchen has a pantry closet, oak cabinets, gas range and dishwasher. The top level has Master Suite with Full Bath, sleeping area with Ceiling Fan, Laundry and closet area plus a Second Bedroom. Central Air Conditioning, forced air heat, Original Pine Floors, and 19 windows create comfort, charm and naturally light this unique space. Apartments have Separate Electric and Gas meters! A New electric service line and circuit breaker panels were installed in 2005. Each apartment has separate heating, air conditioning and water heating systems. There is a washer and dryer in the basement.The basement has an outside entrance. Water is commonly metered. Stone basement foundation walls were parged and sealed in 2005. The driveway and two car parking pad were paved in 2006. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Properties as a contributing example of Victorian architecture evidenced by the Lansdowne Park National Historic District. Its historic listing does not encumber the property and there are no National or Local ordinances that govern the maintenance or preservation of its historic heritage. The property is built on land granted by William Penn to George Wood in 1684. Charles B. Prettyman built all but one of the homes on W. LaCrosse Avenue circa 1895. 47 is one of the first three homes he built on the street. It is the only property on the street that retains its original stick style design. Most of the other homes he built represent the Queen Ann style. Stick Style creates borders around the various architectural surfaces including fish scale and diamond shaped shingles, beaded board installed in a diagonal pattern and horizontal cedar siding. The property was converted into two apartments during the WW II era and owned by the Rice family for over fifty years. The apartments have separate entrances from the large wrap around open porch. A substantial exterior restoration was performed in 2005. The building has over 2,400 square feet of finished living space, a full basement, and 2 car Detached brick garage. Superior Convenient Location, hop to the Train, (to Center City)all Shopping, the super Outdoor Farmer's Market, Library and Arts Events! Lansdowne a Historic Village just 16 minutes to CC and the Airport!
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|7/7/2020 3:23:35 PM||New Value: ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT|