1236 E Susquehanna Ave

$399,000

3 Beds, 1 Bath
1,280 Finished Sq Ft

About the Property…

Location. Style. Space. Affordability. Come see this beautiful light-filled home that has been lovingly updated through a process of revealing the inherent character of the original historic structure while adding modern elements that speak to both the simplicity of times past and the lifestyle of the present. Presenting as a unique property on a good residential block in the heart of Fishtown, the historic facade includes a large plate glass window surmounted by clerestory windows that illuminate the living area with soft, northeast light. You will enter the home through a four-panel, fanlight, wooden door capped by an arched transom window with early, reverse glass, hand-painted address numbers, and step into an open living-dining area with a view to the kitchen through both a doorway and a former window opening dating from before the kitchen addition was added. Take note of the beautiful original floors, the hand-painted BDDW tile that transitions the living area to the dining area where a wall once stood, and the expertly crafted open shelving mimicking the exposed 19th-century wooden stud along the opposite wall. On one wall of the dining area is a window. Opposite the window is a coat closet. Next to the stairway to the upper floors, you’ll find a 5-panel door to the basement, which includes the laundry area and offers plenty of room for storage. Beyond the dining room is a spacious kitchen with a high sloped ceiling, exposed rafters and bracing, and open shelving above and below beautifully designed and built wooden countertops, including a 4 seat breakfast bar. The vintage iron and enameled sink with built-in drainboard sit adjacent to a reclaimed gas stove. Off the food prep area is a walk through pantry that houses the refrigerator, and plenty of open wood shelving for all of your food storage needs. The kitchen is sunny and bright, with windows on two walls and a full light door that opens to a beautifully hardscaped and private patio with warm wood fencing, pea gravel, and a cement ledger to line with a potted garden. The second floor features two well-proportioned bedrooms flanking a central bath. The larger can serve as the owner’s bedroom, where you will bathe in sunlight softly reflecting off the white walls, original fireplace mantle, and whitewashed floors. The smaller of these two bedrooms will serve as an office or dressing room. The lovely bathroom has an original textured glass and painted wood door, an early 20th-century claw-foot bathtub, a contemporary sink, wood-framed mirrors, and a white ceramic penny tile floor. The third floor offers yet another bedroom underneath the gabled roofline, and separated into two spaces, with dormer windows, and more whitewashed original floors. It is truly a spaced imbued with serenity and quiet and a timeless sense of history. 1236 E Susquehanna is a home that humbly stands out from all others on the market. It is unique in so many ways and is one of the most tasteful environments you will find anywhere in the city, with a price tag under $400,000. This is one that you do not want to miss.