Inside Look: This Fairmount home was built for fun

Checklist for homes that have what all Philadelphians want: size, convenience, neighborhood aesthetic, parking… and a ball pit?

A home for sale in Fairmount manages to have it all, and more. The four bedroom, 3.5 bathroom house has enough space for a growing family or an at-home business. The large beautifully finished outdoor deck is the perfect space for dining or entertaining al fresco, and amenities have been remodeled to have the best of the best. Plus, the home at 2124 Mount Vernon St. has a built in ball pit and rock climbing wall in one of the bedrooms.

A tiled marble floor in the living room immediately presents a sophisticated and modern look. A curved staircase leads to the more cozy areas of the house, including the large updated kitchen complete with a chalkboard wall for drawing or brainstorming. The large kitchen island provides more counter space for the chef de cuisine, or pull up a stool to make it a breakfast bar. The door outside the kitchen leads to the incredible deck that sprawls out over the open air garage. Wooden beams call for vintage looking bulbs or whimsical fairy lights hanging over happy visitors.

The four bedrooms vary in size and layout, but one is perfect for kids or visiting little ones who need built in entertainment. The adorable rock climbing wall scales the wall of one of the bedrooms, and has a ball pit to help catch any (short) falls.

As for the neighborhood, Fairmount has tons of bars, restaurants and parks to help keep everyone busy. And it’s conveniently located to event hotspots the Philadelphia Museum of Art and Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The home has the perfect balance of being in the middle of everything, while still feeling tucked away on a tree lined street.

“It’s a wow feeling when you walk down the street,” says realtor Joe Herzog. “It’s a premier block in a popular neighborhood. The home has parking, a gorgeous kitchen new bathrooms — this is a real estate agent’s dream.”

The 2,650- square foot Victorian row home underwent an expansion less than a decade ago to provide the extra bedrooms and deck. Herzog said that it is one of the larger homes on the street. Prospective buyers can contact him at


Price: $1,100,000
Year Built: 1917
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3.5

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