2935 W Harper Street

  • $ $299,000
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  • Beds: 2
  • Baths: 1
  • Sq Ft: 728
  • Lot Sq Ft: 0.010 acres
  • Acres: 0.010

Looking for a sweet, cozy, affordable house or investment property near all the city has to offer? This house is the spot for you! Situated close to public transit, I-76, and within walking or cycling distance from the Philadelphia Art Museum, The Philadelphia Zoo, Boathouse Row, the Schuylkill River Trail, and Fairmount Avenue restaurants. An Aldi supermarket is just a 5-minute walk, as well as several other Girard Avenue businesses including The Monkey & The Elephant coffee shop, Spot Gourmet Burgers, Pizza Dad’s, and much more. Center City’s Love Park and City Hall as well as 30th Street Station are within approx. 2 miles. Come make yourself at home on this quiet residential street, jog along the river, and take advantage of all that the city has to offer!
This lovely 2-story south-facing painted brick home has marble front steps, a wrought iron railing, window boxes, and a planter which give it unique curb appeal in the middle of this block of lookalike row homes. The front door opens into the sunny living room which features wraparound built-in bookshelves and a storage cabinet. The open floor plan gives the living room and adjacent eat-in kitchen a spacious and welcoming feel. The IKEA kitchen was updated with a 2016 Energy Star stainless and black refrigerator which complements a stainless and black gas range, microwave, and dishwasher. The kitchen window looks out on the fully fenced, private backyard which features a plex deck with planting beds. A dwarf is weeping ‘Pink Heartbreaker’ Redbud tree in the corner bed, a beautiful touch in the springtime. A stormwater planter catches rainfall from the roof gutters, providing water for the gardens. The front and rear doors have security storm doors with glass allowing sunlight to stream in during afternoon hours and providing extra insulation in winter. There are also screens, currently stored in the basement, that allow for more airflow during spring, summer, and fall.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms. The main bedroom faces the front of the house and has two tall south-facing windows. There is one closet in the room with an additional closet in the hallway. The second bedroom, accessed off the hallway, also has a door connecting to the main bedroom. The full bathroom was updated in 2015 with insulated flooring and pipes, a tub/shower, new tiles, a new toilet, new lighting, cabinets, a sink, and hardware. The upstairs floors and staircase are original pine wood floors that have been sanded and refinished.
The roof was entirely replaced in 2016 with a new white granulated bitumen rubber roof, including insulation, edge capping, and new ventilation vents. The roof comes with a transferable 15-year warranty that has 6 years remaining. In 2021, Enphase microinverter solar panels were purchased and installed on the roof and come with a transferable 25-year warranty of which 22 years remain. The panels significantly offset the electric utility bills.

There is a full-height unfinished basement that houses the utilities. There is an enlarged 100-amp electrical panel, a high-efficiency Lennox furnace serviced in Nov 2023- (which can be adapted for central air in the future), a new 40-gallon electric Bradford White water heater installed in January 2024, water shut-off valves, washer, dryer and laundry sink.

Address:2935 W Harper Street
Square Feet:728
Lot Square Feet:0.010 acres
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