When you think quintessential South Philadelphia, this is what comes to mind: lovely tree-lined streets, the soft music of church bells in the distance, the smell of sweet pastry in the air and neighbors on stoops chatting away. Welcome to one of the neighborhood's most beautiful homes. Let's start at the curb: rich brownstone and brick, a freshly painted front door and overflowing handmade flower boxes. Tastefully decorated with contemporary colors and hues, this handsome three bedroom + den home exudes modern sophistication while honoring the charm and original details that make it so special. Enter into a sunny vestibule with classic decorative tile which opens to a spacious living room with original hardwood floors with walnut inlay, soaring ceilings and a whitewashed decorative fireplace. The formal dining room is perfect for dinner parties and entertaining and includes a cheerfully painted powder room under the stairs. The retro eat-in kitchen is delightfully charming, boasting butcher block countertops, painted cabinets, a large porcelain sink, stainless steel appliances and a built-in pantry. A laundry room rounds out the first floor. The yard is private and ideal for summer barbeques and dining al fresco. Take the main or rear staircase to the second floor and find two spacious bedrooms, one with an original built-in walnut armoire, an enviable walk-in closet and dressing room and a classic vintage-inspired tiled bath with pedestal sink. The sun-drenched third floor features two connecting rooms, currently used as a den and studio/guest room, complete with a custom walnut Murphy bed with built-in shelving. The crowning jewel of the home is the private deck with lighting and a built-in bench. Bask in the sun and dream of summer days entertaining with friends. You'll love the neighborhood: walk to favorite eateries, South Philly Tap Room, Ultimo, Potito's, Cacia's, L'Angolo, Scannicchio's and the new Second District Brewing. A few more walkable blocks northeast is Passyunk Square, recently named one of Food & Wine magazine's 10 Best Foodie Streets In America where you'll also enjoy eclectic boutiques, coffee shops, vintage clothing stores, an urban garden store, yoga studios, private specialty grocer and the soon-to-open South Philly Co-Op. If you are looking for a distinctive home loaded with character and renovated with the highest quality craftsmanship in a solid, friendly neighborhood rich in tradition, we have found your home!