Cheerio! Unique “English Village” Tudor Near Rittenhouse Square
Rittenhouse is chock-full of wonderfully walkable streets, but one of them tends to stand out for its uniquely English characteristics in the middle of Philadelphia: the 2100 block of Saint James Place. Closed off to cars, this block is a secluded collection of Tudor-style houses developed in the 1920’s. With a stone walkway lined by flowering trees, it’s downright romantic. Imagine having a chance to live within its calming confines?
2141 Saint James Place, an end cap on 22nd Street inside English Village, just hit the market. Listed at $735,000, the architecture–a pitched roof, strong stone wall and a classic brick chimney–does not lack in curb appeal. Inside, the 3-bed, 2-bath home offers many original touches, such as the parquet floors and three fireplaces.
Updates are definitely needed–namely, central air and a revamped kitchen–but there’s something to be said about living in a unique enclave that’s a short walk from Rittenhouse Square. Plus, it’s well under $1 million, has reasonable taxes, in the Greenfield catchment and the HOA dues are a mere $25 per month to maintain the courtyard.
Don’t forget, the Walnut Estates development is in the process of replacing the unsightly surface parking lot between Chancellor and Walnut on 22nd Street with five multi-million dollar townhomes.
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 1,752
2141 SAINT JAMES Pl PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
- 2141 Saint James Pl Philadelphia, PA 19103 [Kurfiss Sotheby’s]