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Tiny Bella Vista Abode Actually Makes Glass Blocks Work

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Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

Walking distance to the Bella Vista Super Fresh means you take pause, particularly amidst rumors that the beloved Society Hill Super Fresh may be going the way of the dodo. This two-bedroom, one-bath house on a small South Philly side street packs quite a lot into a 750 square-foot lot. The secret here (with the exception of somehow making room for a real, live piano in the living room) seems to be clever use of light, like lining the door to the back patio with glass blocks, illuminating a space that would have otherwise been a tad on the dim side. The $399,000 home features a slate-tiled stoop for prime people-watching, a generous back patio, and a full basement.

· 722 Fulton Street [Estately]