Come see this lovely property on a great Fishtown block that checks all of the boxes for a price well below $500,000. This well maintained and recently updated property, on an 18~ w x 80~ deep lot, was renovated and expanded just 5 years ago. It features a hard to find configuration: 3 bedrooms, and 2 ~ bathrooms, on just two floors, which eliminates a lot of steps compared to 3 and 4 story homes. Enter into a well proportioned living room with an exposed brick wall, walnut stained oak floors (that run throughout the house) and a wrought iron and wooden stair railing. Just past the open stairway is a spacious dining room with plenty of room for meals with friends and family. Well placed between the dining room and kitchen is a powder room, a rarity to be found on the living level in today~s market. The kitchen is decidedly a highlight of the house. It is comprised of a smartly designed layout with timeless finishes including white Shaker style cabinetry; white marble counter tops with beautiful gray veining; more counter space than you imagined, including a substantial island; stainless steel Kitchen Aid appliances; and two windows overlooking the exceptional outdoor space. Outside you will find a truly special outdoor space. First you will step on to a wide wooden deck, suitable for grilling and dining, that is two steps above a deep and rather private yard that is hardscaped with European style gravel, wood fencing, and wooden planter boxes lining one side. The patio is backed by a large, dramatic, windowless masonry structure that affords both shade and privacy. Upstairs you will find a gracious owners suite featuring a built-out, walk-in closet, and a fine bathroom including a tiled shower with built in bench, and double vanities paired with mirrors and sconces. Down the hall are two modest but very functional bedrooms, with access to a hall bath featuring neutral ceramic tiles and a warm wood vanity. The laundry is conveniently located on the bedroom level. The useful basement is dry, painted white, and well lit. Perfect for storage and the occasional DIY project. There are still approximately 7 more years left on the tax abatement which did not go into effect until 2017. ~~~~All in all, this is a great value for a solid house with thoughtful finishes in an ever appreciating neighborhood. The kitchen, outdoor space, and owners bedroom suite elevate this home to a level well above the cookie cutters you~ll come across during your search. This is one you don~t want to miss.