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5203 Chester Avenue

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143
  • $349,900
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 49 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2343090
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 43 min ago
$349,900
  • 6
    BEDS
  • 0.04
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 2,460
    SQFT
  • $142
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Townhouse
Built:
1915
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Investors! Craftspeople! This sprawling Kingsessing Victorian is begging to be restored to its former glory. With stunning high ceilings, original inlaid hardwood, and southern exposure, the bones are beautiful. The front of the property has a large porch and a garden. While entering the home, you'll encounter original doors and tile work. The first floor has a spacious front parlor and grand staircase, dining room and kitchen with a half bath. Off the kitchen is a sunny rear yard, ideal for growing veggies, gardening, composting and more. The second floor boasts three bedrooms and a full bath. The front bedroom is enormous, with a decorative fireplace, bay windows, and original double doors. Down the hall are two additional bedrooms plus a hidden rear staircase that could be reopened to provide a second point of entry to this level.Formerly a triplex - but currently a single family home - the third floor of the property has a second kitchen, a sitting room, a full bath, and bedrooms 4 and 5. This living space could be ideal for an owner wanting to have roommates or an air bnb rental for added passive income, an in-law or au pair suite, and more. Or it could be converted to a full primary suite with en suite bath and wet bar. Finally, on the 4th floor there is a finished attic with a 6th bedroom and an unfinished rear room that could be converted to a 7th bedroom. The owner made improvements this spring including electrical work (grounding all outlets), partially parging basement, installing a new chimney liner on rear chimney, roof repair, and installing a new sewer stack to the 2nd floor and PVC piping in the basement. With the #13 trolley, Media/Elwyn rail line, and major bus routes all nearby, and a short drive to Penn and Drexel, this location is beyond convenient. Schedule to tour this diamond in the rough today!

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5203 Chester Avenue PHILADELPHIA, PA 19143

  • Price: $349,900
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 49 Days
  • Updated: 43 min ago
  • ID#: PAPH2343090
6
Beds
2
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.04
Acres
2,460
SQFT
$142
$/SQFT
1915
Built
Neighborhood:
Kingsessing
County:
Philadelphia
Area:
19143 (19143)
School District:
Philadelphia City
Property Description
Investors! Craftspeople! This sprawling Kingsessing Victorian is begging to be restored to its former glory. With stunning high ceilings, original inlaid hardwood, and southern exposure, the bones are beautiful. The front of the property has a large porch and a garden. While entering the home, you'll encounter original doors and tile work. The first floor has a spacious front parlor and grand staircase, dining room and kitchen with a half bath. Off the kitchen is a sunny rear yard, ideal for growing veggies, gardening, composting and more. The second floor boasts three bedrooms and a full bath. The front bedroom is enormous, with a decorative fireplace, bay windows, and original double doors. Down the hall are two additional bedrooms plus a hidden rear staircase that could be reopened to provide a second point of entry to this level.Formerly a triplex - but currently a single family home - the third floor of the property has a second kitchen, a sitting room, a full bath, and bedrooms 4 and 5. This living space could be ideal for an owner wanting to have roommates or an air bnb rental for added passive income, an in-law or au pair suite, and more. Or it could be converted to a full primary suite with en suite bath and wet bar. Finally, on the 4th floor there is a finished attic with a 6th bedroom and an unfinished rear room that could be converted to a 7th bedroom. The owner made improvements this spring including electrical work (grounding all outlets), partially parging basement, installing a new chimney liner on rear chimney, roof repair, and installing a new sewer stack to the 2nd floor and PVC piping in the basement. With the #13 trolley, Media/Elwyn rail line, and major bus routes all nearby, and a short drive to Penn and Drexel, this location is beyond convenient. Schedule to tour this diamond in the rough today!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Victorian Construction Materials Masonry Exterior Features SidewalksStreet Lights Garage YN No Location Type Urban Lot Features PrivateRear Yard Parking Types None Patio And Porch Features Patio(s)Porch(es) Pool No Pool View Street Water Access YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 2460 Appliances Oven/Range - GasDryerRefrigeratorWasherWater Heater Basement Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling None Fireplace YN No Flooring Ceramic TileHardwood Heating Radiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions All appliances and fixtures in as-is condition with no monetary value. Interior Features Additional StairwayBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - GourmetKitchen - Island Laundry Type Basement Levels 4 Room List Dining RoomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenBedroom 1Bedroom 6AtticFull BathHalf Bath Rooms Total 16 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsHighPlaster Walls

Property Features

Accessibility Features 32"+ wide DoorsDoors - Swing InLevel Entry - Main Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel None Cross Street 52nd Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality PHILADELPHIA Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802994801136 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Interior Row/Townhouse Tax Annual Amount 1917.00 Tax Lot 17 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning RSA5 Zoning Description Home was formerly zoned as a triplex. It is currently zoned RSA5.

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©2024 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Jon Freedman with The Val Nunnenkamp Team | Keller Williams Marlton. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2024-06-12T22:55:01.14.
 
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