Perched atop the hills of Manayunk on a tucked-away street lies this charming, updated, 18-foot wide, 2 bedroom, 1 bath twin on a quiet, dead-end street with ample parking. This home has it all, conveniently located close to all of Main street’s restaurants and attractions, the Wissahickon Valley Park, Walnut Lane Golf course and walking distance to the 17-acre Gorgas Park which features recreational fields, a playground and seasonal community events. Public transportation via SEPTA’s numerous bus routes is only a 2 block walk away on Ridge Avenue and the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line is also within walking distance. With the perfect mix of character and modern updates, the attention to detail throughout this house will entice you to want to make this your own home at first glance.
The quaint front porch is gated and provides a spacious seating area under a large protective awning. The front porch opens to an inviting living room with 9’ ceilings, gorgeous exposed brick wall and a modern ceiling fan/light. Enjoy the natural light entering from the 2 front windows along with the glass door with beautifully restored transom above. The spacious, entertainment-sized dining room with two-windows facing the private landscaped walkway sits in the middle of the home. There is plenty of room to suit various needs including currently the extra space is being utilized for a 2nd office space. The main level features hardwood flooring with handsome original moldings and trim. The amply-lit eat-in kitchen is characterized by a vaulted ceiling, butcher-block counter tops that complement the contemporary backsplash and a deep farmhouse sink that overlooks the backyard. The kitchen also features a stainless-steel refrigerator, dishwasher and gas stove with vent hood well-suited for a culinary-oriented homeowner. The bonus pantry / laundry room offers a unique added space that is rare to find with additional cabinets, washer and dryer, as well as a large double sliding door closet. This added space can serve many purposes including a potential great space to add a powder room.
The home has 2 outdoor spaces to enjoy. Our favorite is the private outdoor oasis in the oversized, fenced-in garden-style backyard with a large two-tier deck, mature landscaping, grill area and vegetable garden.
Upstairs, the massive master bedroom is double sized, the result of combining what were two bedrooms, and features 9’ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling shiplap, three large windows, a super-sized walk-in closet and abundant room for either a home office space or separate seating area.
The recently updated bathroom has 4-foot wainscoting throughout, a built-in seated vanity area, large closet with ample storage and shelving, tile floor, halogen lighting and an attractive Bath Fitter shower/tub, perfect for maintenance free, long soaks.
Continue down the hallway with matching 4-foot wainscoting and trim to the 2nd bedroom that features two windows, providing ample light and a large closet. Previously this room had a queen-size bed set but is currently being utilized as the bedroom for 2 children with a toddler daybed, crib, recliner, bureau, large bookcase and also has a large closet.
The nearly full-footprint, well-ventilated basement has been recently waterproofed and is accessible via the dining room. The basement is currently utilized as a downstairs auxiliary television area and also features a built-in, 12-foot long countertop with corresponding cabinetry perfectly suited for both storage and a workspace. A separate street-facing room offers the ideal additional storage space. The unique quiet, dead-end street, 2 outdoor spaces, the charm and modern amenities along with the attention to detail, will have you fall in love right away. This home is even more appealing in person than the pictures begin to show, so schedule your showing today before this one is gone.