Just when you thought it would be impossible to buy into one of Philadelphia's best neighborhoods, and one of the public school systems finest catchments, along comes this intriguing pearl of a home. Prioritizing living space over bedrooms, this urban dwelling stands as an ideal perch to embark on city explorations and immerse in its vibrant surroundings. Featuring both front and rear entrances, the first floor offers a seamless flow from the welcoming vestibule to a well-appointed kitchen and an inviting garden-facing dining area. Prepare to dine by fireside as this room is graced with a counter height wood burning fireplace. Abundant storage and a full bathroom enhance the practicality of the 1st floor. The shaded, brick-paved garden provides ample space for alfresco dining and a barbecue grill. Beyond the garden, owners enjoy secure access through a gated entrance to tranquil Addison Street, renowned as one of the city's finest blocks. On the second level, a generous family room spans from front to rear, divided by built-in cabinetry, creating a dedicated area perfect for a library or home office. A wood burning, red brick fireplace anchors the room. This level offers picturesque views of the tree canopy to the north and south, creating a peaceful setting. Ascending one more flight, the third floor harmoniously blends two charming, sunlit bedrooms with a well-appointed jack and jill bathroom. Each bedroom has ample storage for personal belongings. The Primary bedroom is graced with a bright bay window, while the front bedroom welcomes in the invigorating rays of the south. The Primary Bath features an elegant vanity topped in granite. The lower level is a full-height basement with a designated laundry area and ample space for storage. This exquisite property, nestled just blocks from Rittenhouse Square, embodies a captivating blend of urban allure and refined living. Its distinctive charm and central location make it a truly exceptional find, providing the perfect retreat for those seeking the pulse of city life.