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Total Adorableness in Great Location for Under $300K

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Check out the funky and surprising details of this cute-as-a-button house: the wooden bench outside; the exposed brick half-wall in the living room; the mix of cabinet styles in the kitchen (which somehow works); the mini fold-down table; the oddly scavenged base of the bathroom sink; the glass block in the other bathroom; the rustic in-ceiling pot holder; the wood molding and strips; the little fireplace in the master bedroom. It's a compact house, to be sure, but it's four floors—one of those classic Philadelphia homes that maximizes space on the vertical. It's on such a lovely street—right off of Third and Fairmount—with the kind of colonial character that's missing from much of Northern Liberties. Yet you're right in the middle of the NoLibs action: around the corner from the Abbaye, Honey's Sit n Eat and the Northern Liberties Rec Center, which has a pool and a gym. (It also has a website with a photo of Jerry Blavat and Howard Eskin in boxing ring together.) Price? A reasonable $269,900.

· Listing: 706 N. Bodine St. [Somers Team/Remax]