100 W. Tulpehocken St. Philadelphia, PA 19144 $279,900

November 3, 2014 | by Brooke Willmes

Built by architect Joseph P. Tyrrell and listed as a contributing structure in the Tulpehocken Station Historic District, this home is described in the record as a “20th Century Revival” “1 bay Wissahickon Schist” with “projecting eaves on the sides and a gable roof.” This special home was built as the architect’s home and thus is wider and has more ornate details that the others (102-106 W. Tulp). It sits crested on the corner of McCallum and Tulpehocken Streets, with a private enclosed porch and a side entrance as well as a rear entrance next to the 1 car garage with garage door opener. Grand details await you through either of the main entrances: the foyer on the McCallum side features ornate windows, a beautiful staircase and french doors lead you to the living and dining rooms. The living room (also accessible off front porch) has a gas fireplace, original mantel, original 6 light brass fixture and bookcase radiator cover. The dining room features an unparalleled built-in china cabinet, with two french door closets flanking it. Through a single french door into the kitchen, you’ll find a recently renovated kitchen with granite, plenty of tall cabinetry and black appliances. Off the kitchen is a rear shed that could be turned into a powder room or a laundry room with a rear entrance to the patio that sits atop the garage. There is access to the basement that spans the entire width of the house and contains a worker’s bath with toilet. Upstairs, you’ll find six bedrooms, 5 of which are substantial and the 6th of which could make a great closet or storage. However, each of the bedrooms and the house in general features plentiful closet space, built at a time when people started having more than a few changes of clothing. There are 3 full bathrooms-2 on the second floor, one of which adjoins the largest bedroom as a master bathroom, and 1 on the third floor. They are all mostly original and the owner attempted to restore them as much as possible with salvaged tile, etc. Roof was certified in 8/2014, boiler and water heater installed in 2008, chimney liner in 2009.

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