School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
Address: 4634 CHESTER AVE
Neighborhood: Cedar Park
The rich history of vibrant and diverse Cedar Park is reflected in this 4-story semi-detached stone Victorian built in 1905. A classic, colorful West Philadelphia home with original charm and numerous improvements, this is a great example of the grand architecture of that era. Located at the corner of 47th and Chester, the rooms are abundant and over-sized with high ceilings and hardwood floors. Original details like the grand, ornate staircase, three tiled fireplaces with lined chimneys, and intricate woodwork are stunning and reminiscent of a bygone era. The expansive Living Room has a fireplace and beautiful arched floor-to-ceiling built-in book shelf. Adjacent to the Living Room are the large formal Dining Room, a first-floor Laundry Room, and a spacious Eat-in Kitchen with the original back stairs and back hallway. From the kitchen you can also access the back patio and enormous basement. Six large, bright bedrooms fill the home with three on each of the upper-level floors; a finished attic offers a perfect studio space. In the mix of bedrooms you will find gorgeous fireplaces, charming window seats, plenty of natural light, ceiling fans, an outdoor balcony, leaded glass windows, and large closets. The two full bathrooms have been recently updated. In 2017, Gen 3 rewired the entire house with 200 amp service, plenty of outlets, built-in smoke detectors, and basement outlets and lighting, and the home has 4 newly-installed heating zones. The original garage was recently rebuilt and there is ample street parking.
Across the street is a wonderful corner store and a trolley stop that will take you to 30th Street Station and Center City. Also within walking distance are University of the Sciences and Clark Park with its nine acres, Farmer's Market, outdoor summer movie nights, and neighborhood festivals. Baltimore Avenue boasts some of the neighborhood's best shopping, dining and takeout with an impressive range of cuisine from Ethiopian to Vietnamese including Dock Street Brewery, Dahlak, Manakeesh Cafe, Vietnam Cafe, and the Mariposa Food Co-op. A block away is a large, fenced dog park. The University of Pennsylvania, Drexel, and summer jazz concerts at Malcolm X park are a quick bike ride away. The Philadelphia Airport is a 15 minute drive and the house is minutes from I-76 and the 95 corridor between New York City and DC.