Get ready to be swept off your feet by this absolute gem of a home!
Nestled in the middle of a small side street and unattached on the West side, this home has all of the extra windows and sunlight of a corner property with the privacy and charm of mid-block. Yes, this expanded trinity has windows on 3 sides, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, an open first floor and large backyard with deck and lawn. Originally built in the 1860’s for workers at the navy yard that was then at the end of the block, this little workhorse has been brilliantly updated with loads of storage and original details.
The open living, dining room and kitchen are perfect for quiet nights or hosting gatherings with friends and family. Gleaming new wood floors, floating wooden shelves for your tea cup collection, and large windows make the space bright and airy. It feels minimal and modern while providing ample storage space. As you wander through the kitchen you can head out onto your very own decked-in yard. After many trials and tribulations, the previous owners found the perfect tree that has been growing and thriving, so you get plenty of shade while you spend time outside.
Let’s journey upstairs, shall we? This home is rare because it offers windows on three sides, almost unheard of in row home life. The bedrooms have tons of light streaming through. And the bathroom? It’s like a moody spa; tile floors, a modern vanity with plenty of storage, and mini subway marble tiles around the tub that’s just begging for a bubble bath.
Make your way up to the third floor to find the two other bedrooms. The first, closest to the stairs, is perfect for your kiddo or an office. It’s on the smaller side, but the large window makes it a cheery place to be all day. The third bedroom is a fantastic size, easily fitting a queen bed. Two windows drench the room in light. Both bedrooms have vaulted ceilings with large lofts that could be used for storage, or move beds up for the best naps. The exposed brick adds to the charming and historic feel of the home! Oh, and there’s another full bathroom because this place understands vertical living.
The house itself is enough to make the move, but the neighborhood will seal the deal. Pennsport is loved for its proximity to parks, transportation (95 is just a few blocks away for easy access), waterfront running paths, not to mention coffee shops galore. As current residents of this neighborhood, we can assure you that it has so much to offer in terms of food, coffee, bars and public outdoor space. It’s a place where you can get to know your neighbors and feel like part of a community.
We delved into the fascinating history of this house, which adds to our appreciation for acquiring a historic row home. Back in 1880, Thomas W. Wallace Lived there with his family and in 1883 threw a wedding for his daughter Lizzy and Harry Davies. In 1895, a local bartender moved in, promoting himself as a good mixer that speaks Polish and German. As the 1900s rolled in, Irish and Russian laborers moved in, leaving their mark on its story.
So there you have it, a house that’s so much more than a house; it’s a 10-foot wide, impeccably designed lifestyle upgrade. Come claim your slice of paradise in Pennsport!