Inside Look: A home big enough for the holidays

Thanksgiving is just the start. After Thursday’s feast, every week leading up to Christmas, Chanukah and New Years Eve is like a mad dash to prep the house for another family gathering.

Even if the ham is glazed, the cookies cooled and the tree up and decorated, a sure way to hamper the holiday spirit is a house that’s just too small.

Whether you’re dealing with a galley kitchen or are cooped up in a cabinet-sized studio, this four-bedroom home on South Broad Street listed for $770,000 can solve your woes, with plenty of space for kids, pets and even in-laws.

At 1630 S. Broad, this brownstone has been recently updated with modern amenities to keep you and your guests happy.

Enter through the home’s wrought-iron entryway and classic facade into a vintage-style vestibule, decked out with stunning wooden molding and hardwood floors. Continue in to the first of the home’s living spaces with a built-in bar and outdoor access. The room isdrenched in sunlight from tall, east-facing windows. Continue into the large, airy kitchen, with tons of countertop space for meal prep, a breakfast bar for a quick snack and plenty of space for a table, or choose to dine in the home’s attached formal dining room.

Upstairs on the second floor, find the master suite with an attached room that could be used as a sitting room, nursery or closet, and two smaller rooms in the back, which could also be repurposed into bedrooms. The upstairs bath boasts of a custom vanity and marble flooring.

Head to the third floor, where guests can enjoy a bit of privacy with their own private eat-in kitchen, sitting room, laundry room and full bathroom, as well as access to the home’s roof-top deck offering views of the city skyline.

Plus, when you’re (inevitably) up to your wits in laundry and dishes, East Passyunk Avenue is just steps away for a quick shopping outing or brunch with the fam.

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