1313 S Dorrance St., Philadelphia PA 19146

1313 S Dorrance St., Philadelphia PA 19146   $432,500 REQUEST MORE INFO SCHEDULE SHOWING

We can’t decide which is the most awesome thing about this home. Is it that it’s newer construction but decidedly without the stark cookie-cutter vibe? Is it the jaw-dropping skyline view from the roofdeck? Or maybe it’s that it’s in an ideal location super close to Washington Ave and actually walkable to Center City. You tell us: The layout caters to how people actually live—you enter into the true heart of the home, the kitchen, which has a large dining area and all the bells and whistles you expect (J&K Shaker-style cabinets, quartz countertops with undermount sink and gooseneck faucet, and slide-in five-burner range with chimney hood) and cool gray stone and metal backsplash. With a modern take on the split-level layout, the main living room is beyond the kitchen and down one set of stairs. Here the home’s trademark super-high ceilings (12 feet in this room!) and pretty hardwood floors meet enormous windows that overlook the private rear patio. Down another level is the bonus living area—with the ceiling height and natural light it’s got going on, it really can’t simply be called a finished basement. There’s a large media/playroom/hang-out zone, an oversize alcove that would be great as a home office or deluxe craft/hobby station, the first of many closets we’ll mention, and a full bath with pretty porcelain tile tub surround. Back upstairs, the second floor has two large and sunny bedrooms, each with its own large closet; a full bath with a cool textured porcelain tile surround and laundry closet with Whirlpool Duet frontloaders. Upstairs is the master bedroom level, with a large bedroom with double closet in addition to a massive walk-in, and a spa-like bathroom—it’s got a separate WC with linen closet, a stylish double vanity and a to-die-for porcelain- and cement-tiled walk-in shower that’s bathed in natural light from a cleverly placed transom and has dual showerheads. And finally, there’s that roofdeck, which, thanks to the smart layout of the third floor, can be accessed without intruding on the master bedroom’s privacy. The pilot house with wet bar opens to a large L-shaped deck with a remarkable view that sweeps from the Cira Centre and emerging western skyline, to where the full Center City skyline ends to the east. This block of Dorrance is a quiet little side street with little to no through traffic where you can continue the Philadelphia tradition of pulling up to unload groceries.

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