Rare Find! Center City Home With Charming Porch

It's "The Little House" at 23rd and Lombard.

2324 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA

2324 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Does anyone remember The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton? If not, it’s a children’s book that follows the life of a cute little house out in the country who over time finds itself surrounded by towering city buildings. It sticks out like a sore thumb and, if I remember correctly (probably not), it starts to deteriorate and almost…well, I won’t spoil the ending.

Anyway, while some think the story might be commentary on urban sprawl (Burton denies this), this home does not seem to be headed toward the same fate (nor is it noticeable in a bad way). Still, it reminded me of it just a teensy bit because it’s not something you see every day: a porched home mingling among the the more conventional townhouses near Fitler Square.

Put on the market less than two weeks ago, the renovated property is set far off the street and has a gated entry for added privacy. Inside, an exposed brick wall extends from the living room to the dining area, while high ceilings and hardwood flooring are featured throughout. Kitchen and bathrooms are all new, and lighting comes in droves through the side windows and two picture windows in the living room.

There’s also basement “with decent ceiling height” currently used for laundry and storage.

Open house: Sunday, August 17, 1:30pm
Beds: 2
Baths: 1
Square feet: 1,142
Price: $525,000

Listing: 2324 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146 [Fox & Roach]