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SoPhilly Spotlight: Traditional yet modern Bella Vista home

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a charming and large home in Bella Vista.


The property, located at 707 Catharine St., has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 3,000 sq. ft. of space.

On the market for $799,900, this beautiful home has a lot to offer with a traditional yet modern feel to it.

From the Century 21 listing:

This is a unique and rarely offered property in the Meredith catchment. This amazing Bella Vista home is located on a picturesque tree lined street. 707 is a beautiful 3000 square foot + residence that captures the originality of the traditional Philadelphia town home with all the modern amenities one would expect from a home of this caliber.



When entering the home through the classic vestibule entrance take notice of the authentic facade which offers great curb appeal. The living area is enormous and flows nicely though to the dining area and the kitchen.




The attention to detail and tasteful decor is obvious on this level. Custom trim, exceptional lighting and the remarkable, refinished original oak wood flooring highlight this space. The kitchen at 707 is the heart of this home. This area features handmade cabinetry along with upscale appliances, an island with a wine cooler and fantastic granite counter tops which are complimented buy the stone back-splash and flooring.



This space opens to a very large and private outdoor oasis, the perfect urban getaway.


The basement is completely finished and is used and a recreation room. It also has great storage, a half bath and laundry area as well.


Take the re-stored banister and stair case to the upper level of 707 and you will find four massive bedroom suits and 3 full bathrooms.


The two rear bedrooms each boast attached sitting areas. These spaces are currently used and an office and additional living area but can also be utilized as extensions of the sleeping areas or play rooms for the little ones.


The second floor front bedroom has its own bathroom that boasts a double vanity, porcelain tiled floors and a steam shower with body massage jets and a rainfall ceiling. The 3rd floor master bedroom also offers a private bathroom along with tons of natural light and ample closet space.


The master bath has a beautiful layout with a bath surround trimmed with travertine, a double, cherry wood vanity and porcelain tiles flooring.


This convenient Bella Vista location is in close proximity to everything living in Philadelphia can possibly offer. Fantastic eateries, the 9th St Market and great gastro pubs are plentiful and steps from this home. A short walk to Center City, Queen Village the East Passyunk corridor makes 707 wonderful for city living.



3 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: Traditional yet modern Bella Vista home

  1. Wow January 30, 2015 at 9:42 am #

    That’s really cheap for 300,000 sq feet!! ;-)

  2. Brandon G January 30, 2015 at 10:02 am #

    300k of SF for only 800k! What a steal.

  3. Constance January 31, 2015 at 11:37 am #

    That is a gorgeous home. I wonder why the half bath(s) weren’t included in the bath total.

    “Four massive bedroom suits”? Are they two or three piece? “These spaces are currently used and an office and additional living area”. If you’re selling a house for close to $900,000. have the sense to have someone proof read your description.

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