4635 Spruce St. is a good pick for anyone; as a home to grow into with loved ones, a couple who needs room for friends and hobbies, or a group of friends looking for community. The combination of location, condition, layout, character and size will charm you and have you picturing life within this classic home. Starting from the top, the fourth floor is configured as the air-conditioned master suite with a high-end bathroom, a private living room, walk-in closet and a prayer room. It could easily be reconfigured as a floor for young parents, teens or borders. The third floor has four bedrooms and a bath, and its own electrical service. It is the ideal space for two children with their own rooms and playroom, as well as an office, a media room or library. The second floor has the high ceilings and ambiance of Philadelphia's first suburb. A large bedroom could be the master or the guest room. The second bedroom could be an office or closet. The refurbished bath retains the original footprint and bathtub. The parlor, with its lovely light, is the perfect family room. The first floor has an open concept with a large, well designed and highly functional kitchen which serves as the hub of this home. The eat-in bar, dual convection ovens, two sinks, plentiful counter space along with a roomy back pantry all encourage good times. The large, light-filled dining room, spills into the living room, with its perfect spot for holiday decorations or warm conversations. It is a great house for entertaining, inside and out. From the kitchen you can go down into the full, stand up basement or the back yard. The basement is designed for work, with a large laundry room and an extensive space for storage and a workshop. The back yard and alley are newly-poured concrete, grass, and mature plants great for entertaining, gardening, and some solitude in the well-maintained hot tub. From the back yard you enter the two car garage, which could be easily rented as one of the rarest of West Philadelphia amenities - a garage which has plenty of room for two cars and still allows you to easily exit your car with your groceries or briefcase. The owners restored some of the original woodwork and floors of the house, preserving leaded glass and the terra-cotta roof, still common on the block. They readied the well-maintained roof for sale and painted many of the surfaces. They are open to leaving furniture and exercise equipment that won't be needed once they downsize. When you exit through the traditional vestibule and the massive front door, traversing the covered porch and seating area, you'll enjoy your great location on a tree-lined block so close to many restaurants and parks - everything on Baltimore Ave and Clark Park are about a 10 minute walk. You'll be close to the SEPTA 46th Station and bus and trolley lines nearby. The up and coming Lee School is a stone's throw. All the new features of UPenn are blocks away. Plus you are a short taxi ride to Center City and the airport.
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