Brownstone vs. Brownstone: Rittenhouse Edition

Similar style, similar size, very same block — but different asking prices.

Google Street View of the lovely and desirable 2000 block of Spruce Street.

Google Street View of the lovely and desirable 2000 block of Spruce Street.

Here we have two single-family homes on the same block near Rittenhouse Square. They are, in fact, only about five houses apart from each other. They have roughly the same amount of square footage, and many similarities in style, both inside and out. But one is above $2 million and the other is not. That’s a significant dividing line.

Let’s take a look at slideshows of each.

Beds: 6
Baths: 4
Square feet: 4,018
Built: 1915
Listing: 2031 Spruce Street

Beds: 7
Baths: 5.5
Square feet: 4,648
Built: 1865
Listing: 2037 Spruce Street

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  • z

    2037 is brighter and has a newer kitchen and bathrooms….BUT its updates are generic and blah. AND the bones aren’t as gorgeous as 2031. I would much rather have the nicer bones and update the kitchens/baths to my taste.

    PS they are 3 homes apart, not 5. Evens and odds are on different sides of the street ;)

  • TBG

    At $280K asking price and $136 per square feet less including much better upgrades, there’s no way a buyer would purchase 2031 over 2037. 2037 will only sell if 2031 is no longer available.