With a rare Collegiate Gothic facade, cast stone window surrounds and Flemish bond brick, this home is truly a standout. From the moment you step onto the inviting front porch, you know you're somewhere special. Inside you'll find almost 1,700 square feet of living space, high (9'+) ceilings throughout, beautiful original details, and tons of charm. Spacious living and dining room features original hardwood floors, exposed beams, and great space for entertaining. Large eat in kitchen features exposed brick, ample workspace, new stainless refrigerator and dishwasher, new lighting and fan, decorative shelving, large pantry cabinet. Through the kitchen you'll find a bright sunny room that makes a great home office, built in shelving, and access to a separate laundry and powder room. Backyard features beautiful native and flowering plants including hydrangeas and butterfly bushes. Upstairs you'll find three bedrooms, a center hall bath, a separate dressing room / walk in closet, and a large hall linen closet. Large sunny front bedroom with original built in cabinet. Spacious rear bedroom gets amazing sunlight from the east and features new blackout shades for when you need to sleep in. Quiet middle bedroom is a great nursery or child's room. Large unfinished basement with good ceiling height and plenty of storage space. Fabulous home for first time buyers - comfortable and manageable while still providing room to grow, move-in ready but with opportunities to make improvements over time and add value. Fabulous location. Fairmount Park and the Schuylkill River Trail are just footsteps away. Within walking distance, enjoy great restaurants, coffee shops, the East Falls Farmers Market, a beautiful public library, three playgrounds, and much more. Easy commute to Center City - just a five minute walk to the train station and a 12 minute ride to Jefferson Station or bike into Center City along the Schuylkill River Trail (just two minutes downhill from your front door). When you need a break from the buzz of the city, just head in the opposite direction and within minutes you can surround yourself by towering trees along the Wissahickon Creek. Don't miss this wonderful gem of a home. Schedule your visit today!