Spotted in Rittenhouse: Former Brewery Property Now a Three-Bedroom on Lombard

Guess what? Two-car parking.

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Well, would you look at that? Sitting in plain sight on the 1700 block of Lombard – near 18th Street and within walking distance to Rittenhouse Square – is this Old Philadelphia-style home. Truth be told, the property once housed a brewery, which following its circa 1970 demolition was “left room for the alley and parking” as opposed to a double row of townhouses, according to the owner. This Colonial-inspired home was built sometime after that.

Recently, the house has been sprinkled with updates. First up, the roof: it’s new, added just last year. The kitchen was redone in 2013 (take a look at the photos in the gallery below), while the whole back of the property was excavated in the early 1990s after the owner purchased it. At the time, they, quote, “had the back excavated to leave room for the open lower space with multiple doors, the wooden stairs to the next level, and regraded the yard.” Bonus? There’s two-car parking. How many can say that in Rittenhouse?

Features include notable brick work, built-in shelving, and a lower-level kitchen with tile floors, kitchen island, ss appliances, and recessed lighting. This area expands to a dining area with a built-in buffet, as well as a second exit to the back patio (the first is in the upstairs living room where glass sliding doors lead out to the wood deck). Wood floors are throughout.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Square feet: 1,768
Price: $765,000

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Listing: 1744 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146 [Coldwell Banker – Brody Team]