Homes on this iconic Rittenhouse Square block do not come around very often. This home marries the historical charm of the block with a bright and comfortable aesthetic and modern conveniences; it makes for a delightful home. The living room is warm and welcoming with soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, large newer windows, and a gas-burning fireplace. The winder staircase (sometimes known as “kited stairs”) leads down to the heart of the house: the completely remodeled eat-in kitchen. The whole room was built, from the studs out and the joists up, with entertaining in mind. The custom cabinets are a soft yellow borrowed from the butter-colored butler sink, made by the famed Hurlford Fire Clay Works (Kilmarnock, Scotland). The piece is vintage to the home and the highlight of the wet bar and serving station. The dining area features beautiful bespoke benches and a large spalted maple slab table, both fabricated for the space by a local wood sculptor (The table and extension piece were designed and built for the space and will stay with the house.). All of that, and there’s still room for a Viking range and Bosch dishwasher, thanks to the thoughtful space planning–the furnace and hot water heater are located in the crawl space under the kitchen floor, leaving a larger footprint for living space. The kitchen looks on the back patio, a bright, cheery space with slate stone pavers, a built-in bench, and an almost ethereal garden area accented with soft lighting and a pottery fountain. Upstairs, you’ll find two sunny bedrooms and a full bath on each floor.
This run of 16 similar homes, each with nine marble steps to the second story main entrance and a semi subterranean door to the first floor kitchen, sits on an impeccably maintained tree-lined street, one you’ll recognize from numerous appearances in the #whyilovephilly Instagram stream. 1905 Waverly is one of the historic Ringgold Place Homes, built circa 1862. The street name was changed to Waverly Street between 1895-1942, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.
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Laura Seaman: 267-997-1148, [email protected]
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