Jaw Dropper of the Week: Historical Double-Lot Residence in Society Hill

The historically-certified property dates back to the 18th century.

Photo credit: Kate Devlin

UPDATE: Listing agent Jared Carrell cleared up the two address misunderstanding. The lot holding the house with the blue shutters is the home listed, while the second lot mentioned is not the home with the green shutters on the right. Rather, it’s the lush garden that was formerly the site of an apartment building, which was demolished in the 50s or 60s during Society Hill’s revival. “The house was then fully rehabbed and added on to,” he adds.

Either of these two houses strike your fancy? If you said both, have we got news for you: they’re counted as a single property and are on the market as such for under $1.1 million. Doesn’t hurt that the Society Hill home was built circa 1792, boasts historical certification, and counts a number of Philadelphia’s most well-known structural heirlooms as its neighbors.

Here’s what the double-lot residence offers:

  • Random-width pine flooring
  • Living room with wet bar, fireplace, French doors leading to garden
  • Recently updated kitchen: custom hand-built cabinetry, granite tops, hand-painted tile back splash
  • Dormer bedroom on the top floor

To boot, there’s a private landscaped garden that surrounds the back of the house and which informs the formal dining room with its double side bay windows. Check out the gallery below!

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square feet: 1,910
Price: $1,095,000

Photos by Kate Devlin.

Listing: 519-21 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut]