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Carpenter’s one-of-a-kind West Philly home lists for $699K

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Tons of teak wood throughout

This West Philly home is full of wood finishes.
Courtesy of Kim Adu, BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

Homes in West Philly tend to wow with their Victorian details both inside and out. But it’s safe to say that this Spruce Hill rowhome, now on the market for $699,000, offers one of the most distinct facades and interiors in the neighborhood.

If you’ve ever walked along the S. 43rd Street block between Chestnut and Sansom, chances are this home at 111 S. 43rd caught your eye. Wooden stairs lead up to the front porch, whose walls are lined with custom woodwork and a door knocker with a lion’s head.

Turns out the previous owner was a carpenter who loved teak wood, according to listing agent Kim Adu. This appreciation for the sturdy wood is apparent beyond the front door, too.

The three-bedroom, two and a half bath home clocks in at 2,580 square feet. The living room is the home’s main showstopper, with sky-high ceilings and a huge fireplace located immediately to the left as soon as one walks through the front door.

A spiral staircase winds up to the second floor, which is currently set up with an office that overlooks the living room. There’s a bedroom on this floor, too, which features sliding glass doors that open to another bonus room. Meanwhile, the spacious third floor has another bedroom with its own kitchen.

The home’s personality may be something worth appreciating in person. There’s an open house on Sunday, October 15 from 10 to 11:30 a.m.