2332 Saint Albans STREET, Philadelphia, PA 19146
Location. History. Style. Comfort. Greenery. Parking. 2332 Saint Albans has it all and is located on one of the most desirable blocks in and around Center City, the "garden block" of Saint Albans. Featuring brick sidewalks lining both sides of a central, wrought iron fenced green space extending the entire middle of the block, you, your family, and friends will enjoy the calm and quiet of this unique setting where neighbors relax on benches and children play outdoors, free of parked cars and traffic. The exterior of the home is an original brick facade featuring marble steps, window sills, and lintels; a demi-lune transom doorway; a slate-tiled mansard roof, and a classic 6-panel wooden door. Inside you'll enter into a gorgeous, welcoming, foyer complete with mosaic tiles, a multi-light door, shoe cubbies, and coat hooks. Beyond the foyer, you will be welcomed by solid oak floors extending throughout the home, a light-filled living room featuring a Victorian marble chimneypiece, and neo-classical moldings framing the opening to the dining and kitchen areas. A powder room is tucked into the corner of the dining area. Room for dinner for 10 runs parallel to the lovely, sky-lighted staircase, beyond which is a recently remodeled kitchen featuring a new bank of south-facing windows, marble counters supported by shaker style cabinetry, ceramic tile backsplash, and a wall of cabinetry surrounding the refrigerator. The cabinetry is complimented by open shelving and a brass cup and pot rail. The kitchen offers access to the rear of the property which doubles as a gated parking space and a private patio. There is room to keep tables, chairs, bikes, and/or a scooter along with a full-size car. Parking on the street on the days you are entertaining gives you plenty of space for outdoor dining, lounging, and play. Back through the kitchen and up the stairs brings you to what was originally the 4th bedroom and is now a most welcoming office, study, or television room. Lined with floor-to-ceiling custom bookcases, a niche for a monitor, and a charming window seat tucked into the south-facing bay window, this will become one of your favorite rooms in the house. The remainder of this floor is home to the primary suite located beyond French doors and includes a large bedroom with recessed lighting, a gas fireplace, customized closets, and a large bathroom including a soaking tub, shower stall, and double vanity, all of which are surrounded by white marble and blue ceramic tile. Upstairs on the 3rd floor, you will find two spacious bedrooms. The front bedroom features two customized closets, one for clothing, and the other contains a desk and room for storage. There is also a 2nd gas fireplace. The 4th bedroom has a south-facing window for great lighting all day. The hall bath is lovely and features a free-standing, claw-foot tub with shower, a pedestal sink, and a large linen cabinet. Next to the bathroom, off the hall, is the laundry station. Back down the stairs to the basement, you will find a cozy television or playroom, an office space with a large south-facing window, and in the front, a full bedroom with a good size closet. This bedroom is currently filled with boxes in preparation for moving. There is also a full bath on this level, making the bedroom a perfect guest space. From the solid bones and historical features of a classic Philadelphia row home, to the high-quality recent renovations done with extraordinary style and taste, to the impeccable location on an amazing block in the Chester Arthur Catchment, and with walkable amenities in every direction, this is a property that you do not want to miss out on.