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227 S Jessup STREET

227 S Jessup STREET

$550,000  |  227 S Jessup St, Philadelphia, PA 19107

227 S. Jessup: A true 1813 trinity treasure. This lovingly and carefully restored historic Washington Square West gem boasts location and charm personified. Imagine living on one of Center City's most iconic and coveted dead-end, tree lined and historically preserved brick and granite streets.

But the romance does not stop there. The current owner purchased from an architect 25 years ago.
Authenticity abounds in this beauty.

Important Note: 2nd and 3rd Floor Additions make this house 887 SF (Seller Estimate).

Custom milled historical cabinetry and floor moldings are found throughout - as are original PA wide plank red pine floors (rare / no longer available). Staircases were rebuilt and treads from the main to second floor replaced with salvaged red pine.

The kitchen houses: Custom made cabinetry modeled after the kitchen at Bartram's Gardens; salvaged thick marbled flooring from the fabled Horn & Hardart Automat; authentic 19th Century Arts & Crafts accent tiles purchased in Cambridge England are set in a custom-made subway tile backsplash; plus there are soapstone counters with a butcher block workspace. Top-of-the line kitchen appliances include stainless steel Franke sink, Sub-Zero pull-out refrigerator/freezer, Viking gas range and oven with exterior venting hood, Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, a garburator and trash compactor.

A kitchen cut out from the living room - plus French Doors also from the kitchen - provide a view of the very private rear brick and slate patio / garden, including a pergola crafted from durable and strong Ipe (Brazilian Walnut) wood, mature plantings, low voltage lighting, cast aluminum bistro table and chair set plus storage shed.

Two gas fireplaces: One in the living room and the other in the 2nd floor bedroom. Both have stainless steel liners and were certified for use in 2007.

The 2nd floor features a lovely bedroom with fireplace; a fabulous fitted walk-in cedar closet (unheard of in a trinity)...then luxury immediately awaits you in the specially crafted bathroom addition with vaulted ceiling, skylight, electric radiant heated flooring, towel warmer, custom-made cabinetry, soapstone counters and Duralit toilet.

The 3rd floor space - brightened and enlarged by a triple dormer window with custom cabinetry - can act as a 2nd bedroom or office.

So much more, of course:
* Programmable Lutron lighting system with home and away scenarios
* Roofing material of synthetic slate with a rating of 50 years
* Copper gutters and downspouts
* Mini-split systems throughout

The lower level contains:
* A 2022 hot water heater and furnace with a 5-year service contract included
* Asko energy efficient front-loading washer and dryer
* Coat closet, workshop and large add'l. storage area.

227 S. Jessup: Not just a home...but a welcoming community with spring, summer and fall potlucks and pumpkin carving events that even past owners attend - that's how much this block is cherished. Close to Washington and Rittenhouse Squares, 13th Street hot spots, fabulous restaurants, the Kimmel Center, theater, Avenue of the Arts, Whole Foods, Mother's, the Acme, and --- if you are a medical professional--you'll be at your shift at no time at Pennsylvania, Jefferson or Wills Eye Hospitals.

Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity and a one-of-a-kind magical marvel to call home.

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887 Sq.Ft.

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Living Area:
887 Sq.Ft.
Lot Size:
450 Sq.Ft.
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Washington Square West

39° 56′ 44″ N, 75° 9′ 40″ W

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