Own a piece of Philadelphia history w/ off-street parking for 9 cars! Built in 1845 for & used by the Kensington Fire Company, this updated residential RSA5 zoned 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Detached Brick home w/ period details & modern amenities has an open kitchen/dining room, family room w/ 12 ft vaulted ceilings & original exposed beams, office w/ original exposed beams, vaulted ceilings & skylight, basement, 2 laundry rooms, Wrought Iron & Modern Wood Slat fenced & gated private outdoor yard, courtyard, stone & brick paver patios w/ trees, flower beds, landscaping, lighting, Herringbone Red brick sidewalks & Belgian Block driveways sits on an ultra rare 35 ft wide by 93 ft deep double lot w/ a 1 car front garage w/ the original firehouse doors & workshop area, 6 car rear garage w/ high ceilings & exposed wood beams, gated & fenced 2 car driveway w/ curb cuts for both driveways & garages in the desirable & exciting Fishtown neighborhood. You have the option to add 2 additional stories, a roof deck or organic garden on top of the 6 car rear garage, convert the 6 car rear garage to an income producing rental, Airbnb, additional 1st floor living space, new primary bedroom suite, 4th bedroom, Au Pair/In-Law suite, photographer or artist studio, workshop, fitness studio, pets and/or kids playroom, greenhouse as well as build a residential 3 story property w/ off-street parking & a yard on the other half of the lot where the fenced & gated driveway, yard, courtyard, patios, gardens are. From The Public Ledger newspaper in Philadelphia, dated April 14, 1845, page 2 states "The Kensington Engine Company have nearly completed a handsome brick edifice, three stories high". The Kensington Fire Company was established on May 20, 1791 which is signified by the Marble inscription on the front of this building. A copy of the original wax raised seal "Act to Incorporate the Kensington Fire Company" documents from the Philadelphia Volunteer Fire Company archives are included w/ the sale of this historic property. In the 19th century Kensington had ship building businesses, was the epicenter of the commercial Shad fishing-industry along the DE River & early settlers were fisherman so it became known as "Fishtown". Fishtown was absorbed into the City of Philadelphia in 1855.There’s no shortage of cool in Fishtown, Philly’s truest harbor of artistic, culinary & musical action. Updates: open cooks' kitchen/dining room w/ White 42" cabinetry, Grey solid surface counters, DBL bowl sink, Matte Black faucet, disposal, stainless steel Kenmore 5 burner gas range & oven, refrigerator/freezer & dishwasher, Butcher Block island), 3rd floor primary suite full bath, 2nd floor full bath, 1st floor half bath (cast iron clawfoot tubs & showers, White & Black Subway wall tile, diamond & honeycomb hex ceramic floor tile, Toto toilets, Marble & Porcelain Kohler sinks, vanities, faucets, shower, fixtures, recessed & Matte Black sconce lighting, vent fans, wainscoting), roof (architectural shingle & flat), 2 zone HE 90% AFUE gas heat & central air systems (RUUD), 2 zone HE ultraviolet air treatment, electronic air cleaner, humidifier systems (Honeywell), exposed ductwork, HE AO Smith Vertex gas HWH, electric (200 amp), recessed, LED, sconce, barn lights, ceiling & vent fans, Cat5 & Coaxial wire, washer & dryer (LG), windows (Low-E), entire interior & exterior just professionally painted, restored & refinished original: old growth Heart Pine hardwood floors & stairs, millwork, moldings, banisters, wood doors, Porcelain door knobs, iron door locks, Marble thresholds, Brass lights. Features amazing light, lots of closets & storage, great indoor & outdoor space. Amazing location, 1 block to Penn Treaty Park, DE Ave & the DE River, 2 blocks to Girard Ave restaurants, shops, bars, music venues, markets. Easy access to Frankford Ave, Center City, Fairmount Park, 95, 676, 76, Ben Franklin & Betsy Ross Bridges, Philly Airport, NJ Shore, Poconos, NJ, DE, NYC, Brooklyn.
Air Filter System, Attic, CeilngFan(s), Chair Railing, Crown Molding, Curved Staircase, Entry Lvl BR, Exposed Beams, Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Tub Shower, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
Brick Driveway, Fenced, Lighted Parking, Private, Secure Parking, Stone, Paved Driveway, Paved Parking
Additional Storage Area, Built In, Covered Parking, Garage - Front Entry, Inside Access, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized
Air Cleaner, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer - Electric, Dryer-front loading, Energy Star Appliances, Humidifier, Oven-Self Cleaning, Oven/Range-Gas, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer-front loading, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
Forced Air, Energy Star Heating System, Programmable Thermostat, Humidifier, Zoned
Central A/C, Energy Star Cooling System, Programmable Thermostat, Dehumidifier, Zoned, Air Purification System
Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Gutter System, Play Area, Secure Storage, Sidewalks, Patio, Roof Deck, Terrace, Decorative Fence, Fenced-Fully, Privacy Fence, Fenced-Rear, Fence
Interior, Landscaping, Level, Lot Premium, Private, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Trees/Wooded, Vegetation Planting
Double Hung, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, ENERGY STAR Qualified, Insulated, Low-E, Screens
Architectural Shingle, Flat, Pitched
THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
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