Every now and then, a truly special and inspiring home comes on the market. This is one of those times! A former church listed on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places, the space was taken down to the studs and totally transformed into a functional and beautiful living space, while the magnificent bones remain intact. This is a stunning example of adaptive reuse done right, a collaboration of Studio Torres and local developer Baker Street Partners, who has a deep love and experience with church conversions. They worked with the East Falls community and historic preservation guidelines to ensure that the new space would honor its rich history and also blend in seamlessly into the desirable East Falls neighborhood. The result is a stunning home that offers every modern convenience in a one-of-a-kind space, as well as coveted all-on-one floor living that is so popular and rare. The original 1916 chapel, with the original bell still in place, was designed in an attractive Arts and Crafts style. Enter through a grand double doorway on McMichael Street into a wide open concept living room, dining room and chef's kitchen. You will immediately be taken in by the soaring ceilings with exposed beams and grand light fixture above. This space will make your jaw drop and will impress your guests every single time you welcome someone into your home. The kitchen has an extra large quartz center island and ample countertops, stainless appliances, soft close drawers and lovely fixtures. The private outdoor patio just off the main living space is perfect for entertaining, and is connected to side and front yards. You will find three spacious bedrooms, 2 tiled bathrooms and a hallway powder room. The master suite has high ceilings, en suite bathroom with stall shower and freestanding soaking tub, and walk-in closets. There is also a basement for additional storage space. Above the kitchen is an additional flex loft space accessed by a straight staircase beyond the kitchen. This could be a great reading nook or the perfect spot to have live music playing during a party. This special home also occupies an idyllic location on the corner of McMichael Park, a lovely green space that serves as a centerpiece of the neighborhood. There are plans in the works for a beautiful wooden playground/playspace to be added to the park and there is a public library down the block. Just a 15 minute drive to Center City via Kelly Drive or I-76 and a quick 20 minute train ride into town, with abundant street parking in front. Tax abatement pending. Homes like this come around once in a lifetime, so schedule your showing today!
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||9/24/2020||Neighborhood||EAST FALLS|
|School District||THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA|
|LOT DIMENSIONS||57 x 107.92|
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