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New Kensington home with rooftop firepit asks $470K

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The roof deck tacks on an extra 600 square feet

This Kensington home with a rooftop deck is on the market for $470,000.
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A new home in the South/Olde Kensington neighborhood sandwiched between older rowhomes has hit the market, asking $470,000.

The home at 423 W. Thompson Street is just one year old, so there’s nine years left on its tax abatement. The property’s real showstopper is its wrap-around rooftop deck, which features a firepit and big views back toward Center City. It also adds on another 600 square feet to the 1,700 square-foot home, coming to a grand total of about 2,300 square feet.

The house has a traditional rowhome layout, with the first floor featuring the living room, dining area, and kitchen. Upstairs you’ll find the home’s three bedrooms, with the master suite taking up the top floor and having direct access to the roof deck.

There are also some nice, smaller details worth noting: There are wide-plank hardwood floors throughout, ultimately leading to the small back patio. There’s also a finished basement with a half bath, and the home is hooked up with security cameras and an ecobee thermostat.