Living in a high-rise in Jenkintown over a decade ago, Jim Kuter loved the views of the city.
“I thought it would be nice to live in the middle of it,” he recalls. “City center, old town, art museum.”
And after a year of searching, he settled into a 1900 warehouse in the University Hospital neighborhood that had been converted to townhouses in the 1980s.
“It was a bit different,” says Kuter, an electrical engineering manager who designs solid-state robotic equipment. “It has a terrace on the third floor with a view of the skyline. It’s 40 feet from my dining room to the skylight.
But last April he married Suzanne McKenna, a paralegal living in Allentown, and they will move to the Lehigh Valley.
“I love this area,” he says, “but I love it more.”
The University Hospital area home has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is three stories with a fully finished basement and is 1,623 square feet.
Behind the historic brick facade is a living room with hardwood floors, 14-foot ceilings, and a versatile layout that opens to the dining room and kitchen. The dormer extends to the back of the house.
The lower level has a full bathroom, laundry room and storage space and could be used as a living or working space.
The second floor has a large bedroom which could be converted into two bedrooms and a full bathroom.
The third floor master suite has cathedral ceilings, built-in storage wall, ensuite bathroom and terrace.
Across the street is a large community garden maintained by neighbors.
The House is listed by Andy Oei and Lauri Mufson of BHHS Fox & Roach at The Harper, Rittenhouse Square, for $585,000.