Most people buy for the home.
But in this case, says Jake Cherry, he and his wife, Ashley, “really bought for the OR.”
It is a quiet and friendly block of Fairmount, with one-way traffic and houses only on one side of the street.
After Ashley completed her veterinary studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the couple moved from University City and rented in Fairmount until the good neighborhood house opened two years ago.
The two bedroom, 1 Â½ bath townhouse was in need of some work, but Jake, a practical real estate investor, made many upgrades, including completely renovated bathrooms, new rugs and LED lighting throughout, and removing the “ugly red tiles” and replacing them with white.
He also upgraded the exterior steps and railing and got a new washing machine.
But now they are moving with their two children and Labrador to northern Montgomery County, where Ashley can work in emergency medicine and the children can have more space.
âWe wanted to try something different,â Jake says. âWe move a lot. “
He describes the Fairmount block as multigenerational, in part because unlike many townhouse blocks, it has houses of varying sizes.
Her home has a finished basement, a back kitchen walkout patio and a rooftop patio with a wide view. Jake says it’s the only house in the neighborhood with this feature, which offers privacy.
The bedrooms are on the upper floor.
Nearby attractions include Fairmount Park, the Art Museum, the Barnes, the Franklin Institute, as well as shopping and dining.
The house was built in 1923 and the total area is 1,076.
The House is listed by Erik Lee of Redfin Corp. for $ 440,000.