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Weekend Open Houses: University City


Location: 331 South 46th Street *Editor's Pick Size: 6 beds, 3 baths, 4,076 square feet

Price: $700,000

The Pitch: "Perhaps the Grandest, Brightest home in Penn Alexander CATCHMENT. 2-car PARKING. Featured in Historic Architecture in West Philadelphia, this spacious corner dwelling (c.1911) has many windows on its southern face, and an elegantly carved stairway, seen through pocket doors, a bathroom with original tiles and stained glass windows & a spectacular facade. 6 large bedrooms, 3 baths, spacious living room, huge family room, large library/office/playroom. And every room is so bright. Ideal for those who love natural light, original hardwood floors, high ceilings, detailed woodwork, and stained, leaded glass throughout. 2 fireplaces. Open, bright kitchen. Back patio (or 2 car parking-or easy street parking available). Spacious, comfortable front porch, perfect for hanging out, with steps down to a built-in lovers' bench and front & side garden. Prolific cherry tree for awesome pies. Just idyllic. Perfect location within blocks of Clark Park, Farmers' Market & amazing restaurants & coffee & gourmet shops."

Open House: Sunday, July 29, 1:30pm-3pm


Location: 4702 Springfield Avenue Size: 5 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,450 square feet

Price: $438,500

The Pitch: Beautiful turn-of-the century late-period Queen Anne Victorian twin on one of University City's nicest, widest residential blocks. Wide entrance hall with original antique mirror. Spacious and comfortable rooms. Living room with enough space for a grand piano. Lovely original detail with crown molding in living and dining rooms. Oak center hall staircase with paneling. Multiple pocket doors. Original fireplace and mantel in entrance "parlor"; another with exquisite detailed figurines in second floor front "parlor" which now used as a bedroom. Large eat-in kitchen with island and wet bar. First floor laundry and powder room. Third floor may be adapted to accommodate a live in nanny or in-laws. Updated dual zone central air. Excellent buy.

Open House: Sunday, July 29, 12pm-1pm


Location: 431 South 43rd Street Size: 2 beds, 2.5 baths, 1,527 square feet

Price: $375,000 * SHORT SALE *

The Pitch: "5-year old, high-end new construction with PARKING. 2 bedroom plus lovely den & finished basement in the Penn Alexander CATCHMENT. This corner home offers big windows, 10.5' ceilings (high-ceilings throughout), open layout, gorgeous kitchen & baths, custom mahogany staircase (significant upgrade), wide-plank mahogany floors, and a lovely front porch--all in a most desirable University City location. 1st floor offers living & dining area with huge windows that opens to a kitchen with stainless appliances & granite breakfast bar. Coat closet & half bath. 2nd floor with comfortable den, bay windows, well-sized bedroom & full tile bath. 3rd floor is a huge master suite with heated tile floors, walk-in closet & wonderful master bath. Lower Level is a very nice finished space. On-site Parking. Tax abatement thru 2016. On the beautiful, sunny & perfectly located corner of 43rd & Osage (Little Osage), within blocks of Clark Park, farmers market, coffee shops, restaurants, movies, markets, UPenn/HUP & Catchment School"

Open House: Sunday, July 29, 12pm-1pm