Today, most people will tell house hunters that Northern Liberties is pretty much built out. Indeed, a real estate report earlier this year named 19123 as one of the fastest growing zip codes in the nation.
That’s what makes this 19th-century historic rowhouse on Fairmount Avenue a diamond in the rough, mixing the old (dormers, marble mantles) with new (movie theater, wine cellar), and it’s now on the market for $749,000.
Built in 1846, this 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home underwent a major renovation in 2014 by EnnisNehez Design and Architecture. The foyer and living-dining area features soaring ceilings, original hardwood floors, and two of the home’s four fireplaces.
The new kitchen is a mix of old and new, with a wood-burning oven imported from Italy to one side, and a six-burner stove on the other. When it’s nice out, there’s a full outdoor kitchen in the backyard.
The home’s lovely staircase winds up to three stories of bedrooms, including one with exposed brick and beams that’s being used as a den. This room, as well as another, has a Juliet balcony that looks over the backyard.
But the basement is one of the most biggest perks of the already impressive home: Not only is there a 600-bottle wine cellar, complete with a tasting table, but there’s also a movie theater down there, too.
You can take a tour of this 3,035-square-foot home at its open house on Sunday, December 4 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- 503 Fairmount Avenue [Michael Garden Group]