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For $700K, a bright home with a three-story atrium in East Falls

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Light pours in from above

It looks like something out of the Curtis Building or the newly-renovated Bourse; a massive atrium towering over a series of u-shaped stairs and plants.

But this spot on the 3400 block of Sunnyside Avenue isn’t The Bourse—or even a public building—it’s a private residence, complete with four bedrooms, four baths, and nearly 3,000 square feet of space.

The home opens to a long kitchen that stretches back to a dining area, complete with a built-in stone planter (and a lemon tree), all of which sits under the skylight, three stories above. Every floor leading up to the skylight is accented by irrigated wood planters that run along the far side of each wall.

Courtesy Meghan Straut

The skylight is the heart of the space, and it shows. Moving upward, every room is designed to catch a little bit of its light, with large interior windows that look out over the atrium.

The home’s final draws are on the top floors: Upstairs, a second, kitchenette area provides even more cooking (or just eating) space, and the the roof deck offers 360-degree views of the neighborhood.

If you’re interested in checking out the spot, there’s an open house Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.