City House of the Week: Quintessential Townhouse Near Rittenhouse Square

We'd take it over a McMansion any day.

1937 Panama St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

1937 Panama St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Why is it that some of us, given the choice, would pick a little townhouse on a hidden street over a luxury condo or McMansion in the area? Maybe an environmental psychologist could answer that, but I for one think there’s a certain comfort in knowing that your nest is safely tucked away, while still being able to access city amenities with relative ease.

In this case, that nest is a charming white townhouse on quiet Panama Street, a narrow tree-lined path only slightly wider than your average alleyway. It’s a winner, to say the least. For one thing, it has a library (a room easily converted into a fourth bedroom) with a Juliet balcony overlooking the charming street.

The home features oak floors, two fireplaces, finished basement, a kitchen with granite counters and custom-designed cabinets and pantry, and an open floor plan on the first level. Its rear yard includes a lovely landscaped garden, while parking consists of 1 deeded parking space at a nearby garage that is included in the home sale, but requires an annual association fee. Details below.

Beds: 4
Baths: 3
Square feet: 1,671
Price: $989,000
Parking: Included in sale, but with annual association fee of $600, plus $402 for taxes

1937 Panama St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 [BHHS Fox & Roach – Rittenhouse]