Philadelphia certainly has its share of quaint little enclaves and Instagram-worthy streets, but one of the most unexpected surprises just steps away from all the hustle and bustle of the center of the city, is the magical 300 block of Fawn Street. Just around the corner from the theatre and antique districts and the famous 13th Street restaurant corridor, you'll find yourself tucked away in a picturesque oasis of classic ivy-strewn rowhomes with tiny brick stoops, colorful doors, and shuttered windows flanked with potted planters. The pedestrian-only street is lined with tall mature trees and showcases some of the best of the city's late 19th-century Federalist and Greek Revival styles. It is so picturesque and refreshing, you'll forget you're in the heart of the city. 311 Fawn is a lovely, carefully restored 148-year-old trinity with coveted straight stairs. Enter into a living room flooded with natural light and gorgeous hardwood floors. A wood-burning fireplace with a slate hearth and restored mantle flanked with built-in bookcases beg you to curl up with a good book or to settle in for a movie. The sunny kitchen boasts white shaker cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances and will be the place where old family recipes are reimagined. A handy powder room rounds out the floor. The charming brick patio is perfect for morning coffee and warm spring nights dining al fresco. On the second floor, find a light-filled bedroom with a fireplace, an en-suite tile bath with a shower, and an enviable walk-in closet. The hall landing offers handsome built-in bookshelves for a library and collection display. The third floor features a full marble tile bath with a soaking tub and two Jack and Jill bedrooms, one with a third fireplace and large windows, providing a serene loft nestled in the tree tops. The basement is clean and dry and offers laundry facilities and plenty of storage. No detail was spared in the home's renovation down to reproduction hardware and door hinges and classic barn and pocket doors. 7 years remain on the partial tax abatement. Surrounding the quiet and quaint enclave of Fawn Street is the bustling neighborhood of Washington Square West where you'll enjoy dining in Midtown Village, shopping on Pine Street's Antique Row, relaxing with a book in Washington Square Park, and taking in a theater production along the Avenue of the Arts. No car is needed as the best of the city is walkable and the Jefferson train station is just a few blocks away, as is the Walnut-Locust Broad Street subway stop. Charm and unexpected tranquility tucked away in a coveted and exciting neighborhood of rich history; welcome home.
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