Inside Look: Three homes for people who love parks

Sometimes, you just need a little breathing room.

Whether you’re in a 400-square-foot studio or a double-wide rowhome, living in the city can leave us feeling a little cramped. That’s where Philly’s tens of thousands of acres of parks and gardens come in handy. So even if your backyard is more concrete than grass, and you’re not among the lucky few to have a rooftop oasis, living across the street from one of the city’s dozens of parks can be just as nice.

315 Tasker St.

This newly renovated three bedroom, three bathroom has no shortage of green space, and it’s also just across the street from Pennsport’s Dickinson Square Park, offering views of the tree-lined square from its three stories.

On sale for $525,000, this house feature a spacious custom kitchen with quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances and a glass tile backsplash. Plenty of natural light and hardwood floors make this open-concept home cozy, and the oversized master suite and bath create the perfect sanctuary. Plus, there’s a finished basement den and rooftop deck with breathtaking views.

1019 Lombard St.

At $689,000,this Washington Square West spot is just across the street from Seger Park, where you’ll often find families on a Saturday morning at the park’s semi-new playground, and just a few steps from the Magic Gardens.

With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this home is spacious and modern. Some of our favorite features include the recessed lighting and paneled ceilings in the main living room, the black stall shower and tile inlays in the master bathroom and the walk-out balcony and backyard overlooking charming cobblestone alleys and, of course, the neighbors.

8400 Saint Martins Lane

Why just view the park when you can live in it?

This charming Chestnut Hill colonial balances meticulously preserved original details with modern amenities and updates. The Mulberry House sits on the edge of the Wissahickon Valley Park, less than a mile from the Wissahickon Creek. Take in views of the gorgous grounds from a wall-to-wall windowed morning room or your customized chef’s kitchen that includes two dishwashers and granite countertops.

This sweeping five-bedroom, four-bathroom home is on the market for $2.4 million, and also features a master suite with a sitting and dressing room (with a fireplace!), a side-family entrance for when the in-laws are in-town, and a grand library with built-in shelves and another fireplace.

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