House vs. House: $1.8M in Bella Vista and Society Hill

Which of these homes is the better deal?

Left: 248 S 3rd Street; Right: 744-46 S 10th Street.

Left: 248 S 3rd Street; Right: 744-46 S 10th Street.

Two homes, two histories, one big decision for a buyer who’s looking in the city at this price point.

First up, a historically registered five-bedroom on 10th Street between Catharine and Fitzwater with original pumpkin pine floors, stained glass windows, a marble fireplace and landscaped gardens. The kitchen won a “Best Kitchen Renovation” award from someone somewhere, and has custom maple cabinets, granite countertops and Italian tile floors. A balcony/terrace adds to a you’re-not-downtown feeling.

Beds: 5
Baths: 3/1
Square feet: 4,824
Parking: Two-car off-street
Price: $1,750,000

Listing: 744-46 S. 10th ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19147


Next up, a historic home built in 1825 on Third Street between Spruce and Walnut. The four-bedroom has been completely renovated, with new pine floors, a wine cellar, four working gas fireplaces and a skylight. The landscaped garden with brick pathways is equipped with an irrigation system.

Beds: 4
Baths: 2/1
Square feet: 4,098
Parking: Street
Price: $1,795,000

Listing: 248 S. THIRD ST PHILADELPHIA PA 19106