Cooler than Rittenhouse Square — and cheaper, to boot — Graduate Hospital has been attracting young and old folk alike for years. And the appeal isn't hard to find: G-Ho, as its colloquially known, with its walkability to Center City and easy access to the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel campuses, quirky array of restaurants and pubs and its rapidly improving schools. No wonder young professionals and families are calling this place home.
Check out three Grad Hospital stunners that will make you want to plant some roots in this charming 'hood.
First up, this spacious six-bedroom stunner in the Greenfield School catchment, on the market for $700,000. Built in 1915, this home is on Philadelphia's Register of Historic Places, and has been pristinely maintained and updated in a way that perfectly blends modern amenities with old-world charm.
Enter through a tiled hallway into a dramatic living and dining room, with high ceilings, a bay window that fills the room with sunlight, original crown molding, pine floors and a custom built walnut buffet cabinet. An entryway leads to the kitchen, which includes ample countertop and cabinet space, updated stainless steel apartments and a sunny breakfast room. Upstairs, there are two full bathrooms and gorgeous exposed brick.
If new construction is more your style, go for this ultra-sleek home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms, listed for $650,000. Perfect for owners who want smart houses, this property features wired audio throughout, a video intercom system and a security system.
This spot is all about entertaining: Climb three flights to the rooftop deck, with a stellar city skyline view, wet bar and wine cooler attached on the pilot house. Or host friends in the kitchen, where updated appliances, a subway tile backsplash and a breakfast bar with granite countertops.
Also built in 1915, this five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom home is listed for $745,000. But city living doesn't mean you have to skimp on space. This 3,800-square-foot home includes soaring 12-foot ceilings, three outdoor decks, an 8-foot granite island in the kitchen, ample closet space and a Jacuzzi soaking tub in the master bath. Not to mention the high-end finishes: Gorgeous hardwood floors throughout, Italian tile in bathrooms, professional grade stainless steel appliances and a stacked-stone backsplash.