700 block of Bradford Alley
$1675 + all utilities
Rented until 5/31/2019
755 sf, straight stairs
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With a WalkScore of 99, this historically certified slate mansard house with intricate brick front on a tiny tree-lined granite block cart street* is ideal for anyone that wants to enjoy city life to its fullest. Oh-so-charming Bradford Alley is one of the most desirable cobblestoned streets in the city. The location ---near multiple parks, restaurants, and shopping and only a short walk of the downtown business district and medical centers---couldn't be better. The transit score is a stellar 100, and the bike score is not much lower at 94.
The house is featured in two books including W.E.B. Dubois' The Philadelphia Negro.
Walk through the front door into a 20'x12' open floor plan which includes an updated kitchen with white cabinets and soapstone countertops, stainless appliances and an island. The living room area includes recessed lighting, ceiling fan, millwork and energy efficient doors leading to a very charming brick patio.
At the top of the stairs on the second floor is a white carrara marble floored bathroom with Kohler fixtures and a 12'x9' bedroom with a spacious closet, two windows, recessed lighting, and a ceiling fan facing the Alley.
The third floor includes a 12'x9' bedroom with millwork, spacious closet, ceiling fan and a private trex deck large enough for a love seat, pillows, planters and hanging flower boxes.
Oak hardwood floors throughout. Straight stairs. Energy star roof. Basement washer hookup and dryer. Energy efficient gas heating and central air. Low energy bills. Small in-the-neighborhood landlord owners that lived in the house for ten years.
***Streets like this are quite common in Philadelphia and are the result of the large size of the blocks, which were planned by William Penn to accommodate houses with gardens. As the city grew, the blocks were subdivided by the owners as they saw fit, with no idea of making the small streets they laid out in dividing them conform to any over-all plan.