Behind a classic Philly three-story facade, sits a home in University City that looks like it was torn straight from a New England barn.
With worn hardwood floors, stonework, and—as an added bonus—a Vermont Castings wood stove, the three-bed, two-bath home has a distinct countryside feel, despite being mere seconds from UPenn.
Built in 1918, the home could certainly use a little upkeep—the floors are very worn and paint is peeling on some cabinets—but the details are worth gawking at. Enter the living room (with the aforementioned wood stove) and find wood trim, a large bay window, and exposed wood beams (which run throughout the home). In the back of the first floor sits the kitchen, which features a large circular window and stone walls, along with decorative shutters, windowpanes and stained glass lining the space.
The staircase is another architectural stunner. It’s made up of exposed wood boards, leading to the second and third floors, which feature painted brick, more wood trim, and a large bedroom with a skylight. An upstairs bathroom stays true to the rustic feel as well, with painted brick walls and another skylight.
The home has fairly consistently hovered around the same price, in the $300,000 range for the past decade, but it underwent a slight price increase since it was last sold in 2014 for $330,000.
- 4045 Ludlow Street [Melodie Kahr, Kurfiss Sotheby’s]