SoPhilly Spotlight: Enchanting Queen Village home edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a unique 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home at 826 S. Front St.


The 3,300 sq. ft. home is currently on the market for $1,125,000. While it’s a pretty pricey home to purchase, the home’s architectural details and the current owners’ decor make the space worth checking out.

More from the BHHS Fox & Roach listing:

Here’s the unique & enchanting hm you’ve been searching for! It’s a jewel of country-eclectic style, of 3300 sq ft, running st to st, w/ garage, & in the Meredith school district. Enter this warm & inviting hm by the open, bright, slate foyer filled w/ breath-taking greenery & garden-art sculpture work-must be experienced to be appreciated.
To the side is a deep walk-in coat closet. Down 3 steps to the delightful sunken LR w/high ceilings, exposed brick, original wd flrs & a gas-log fp. The formal DR is enhanced by a skylight, lg west-facing window, & many custom-designed details. A charming, updated powder room is off the hallway.
The kitchen-wow!- is a country-style gem w/ every modern amenity, plenty of cabinets, Italian tile countertops, new SS Viking & Bosch app, lg island suitable for prepping, eating, or work space, & handsome, tall pantry w/ antique drs.
The adjacent caf~ features a comfy seating area alongside a bright eating nook, w/2 oversized windows, opening to the enchanting indoor Grdn Rm. You’ve never seen anything like this-a work of art, truly. Here a large skylight illuminates a profusion of beautiful plantings, including 2 Japanese maples, climbing ficus, & a lush groundcover of soleirolia.
A stone trough & fountain, tasteful garden artifacts, hand-made faux brick & stone details- you can savor this delight from the 4-seat gliding settee. No sudden rainstorm will interfere here, as a hidden control panel regulates ventilation as well as track lighting. Double drs open directly into the garage, w/shelving, storage, & potting bench.
Private, fenced side yard w/ window boxes & more gorgeous greenery. On the 2nd fl, the rear area is currently used as an off w/2 south-facing windows and exposed beams, a full sep laundry/sewing room, & a stunning, new full ba w/ lg shower. Hallway on this level features a lg closet.
The 2nd fl front comprises the main suite: the light-filled sitting rm leads to spacious BR w/2 bright, east-facing windows, wd flrs, wall of custom closets, & beaut full BA.
Up the graceful staircase to the 3rd fl featuring 2 BR, huge full BA, & hallway w/4 more closets!
On the 4th level is the art studio, w/2 skylights & 2 windows (light, light, light!), vaulted ceilings, wd flrs, & a Franklin stove for coziness, a perfect space for both work & play. Unfinished bsmt w stone foundation houses mechanicals, 3-step water filters, irrigation for front planters, & generous workspace w/SS sink, cabinets, & tons of storage.