Property Description 4729 UMBRIA STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19127
The longtime owner of this Victorian era 3 story twin in charming Manayunk, has loved and meticulously updated & maintained its character over the last 35 years, and that will be clear as you approach the home, boasting tasteful curb appeal with a freshly painted door embellished with ornate woodwork, archway, & window boxes on the second level to elevate the exterior. Inside, you will find old world charm throughout, including but not limited to- 9' ceilings, curved archways, stained glass, transoms, detailed woodwork throughout, glass doorknobs, built in cabinetry, original built in hutch, original solid wood doors and HW flooring, and a rustic carriage house with endless potential! Enter into the spacious LR with 9' ceilings, large windows with plantation shutters, crown molding, and high baseboards, flowing nicely into the DR that is complimented by a beautiful staircase. Through an archway, you will find a stunningly renovated kitchen and attached breakfast room with an abundance of natural light through the plethora of windows and full glass rear door. The kitchen has plenty of white cabinetry for all of your storage needs! The custom island has a spice shelf, glass front cabinet doors, and outlets for convenience, and serves as additional counter/working space. Other features: Recessed lighting, granite c/t, Viking 4 burner gas stove top, GE Profile double oven, double sink, chopping board cubby, built in original hutch, built-in desk area, ceiling fan. The breakfast room has ample room for a spacious table, walls of windows/natural sunlight and built-in shelving, a ceiling fan, storage/coat closet, and a nearby FULL bath with new rain glass glass shower doors, double rainfall shower head, &. tile floor and shower. This space is a "bump out" addition that adds more main level living space than the neighboring homes! One of the true value added features of this home is the backyard oasis and carriage house that awaits through the back door. Enter into your "sanctuary" by day and entertainment space by evening, onto a slate patio with electric retractable awning, an established garden, grass area, all fully fenced. At the rear of the yard is a truly magical space- a "weathered" carriage house that is just waiting for strung lights to adorn the space- the history and possibility with this space is endless! There is currently a storage shed within that space, but it could be transformed into anything your creative mind can imagine- a workshop, gathering area, enclosed fire pit space, perhaps? The roof is open air, so you are one with nature, but still enclosed in a space that you must see to appreciate, with a variety of brick and stone and ivy surrounding you! Back inside on the 2nd level, you will find 2 spacious BRs with 8' ceilings, original wide planked HW flooring, spacious closets with organizers, additional (included) storage units in 2 of the 4 BRs, ceiling fans in each room, and a full bath, entered through a stained glass door, with shower, vanity, mirror, and shelving. The 3rd floor offers original "working" transoms, 8'ceilings, & 2 additional large BRs with ceiling fans. You will be impressed by the amount of storage this home offers- including the huge basement that offers a storage room and 2 cedar closets. There is also a laundry area and Water Closet! A liquor tub & tiny door space for bottles (1920's prohibition) is just one example of the history this home exudes. The location is unrivaled, as this home is across from the free/no permit required, municipal parking lot. You are a short stroll to the train line at Ivy Ridge Station (2.5 blocks), & the SEPTA bus lines(9,27,35,61,62) can be found a 1/2 block away. Situated along the banks of the Schuylkill River & the Manayunk Canal and Tow Path & only a few steps away from the bustling shops and restaurants found on Main Street, downtown Manayunk offers a city feel, but with a small town charm that is hard to find elsewhere!