Only in Philadelphia, Of Course: Colonial Meets Mid-Century in Fitler Square

Appearances can be deceiving.

Seems pretty standard from the outside, we’ll grant you that. But, appearances can be deceiving in the case of this 19th-century Colonial on Pine Street. See, at some point during its life* in Philadelphia, the home got a mid-century renovation that left it with roomy – agent Olenka Santore tells us the overall feel of the property is “lofty and airy”– indoor and outdoor spaces, as well as a partially finished lower level with carpeting.

Here’s what we found:

  • Crafted wood floors, two-story brick wall
  • Vaulted dining and living areas, the latter with working fireplace
  • Glass exposure opening to a “city garden”
  • “Sculptural” open stairway

Moreover, the second floor contains a bedroom and bonus room, both of which offer generous closet space. Up on the third level, a multi-purpose space offers a bevy of built-ins, making it ideal as a home office, studio, guest room or third bedroom. Even better? The listing notes this floor comes with a “groovy full-tile bath.” A deck is also on the premises.

*Note: In an email, Santore tells us the home was redesigned “in 1973 by Semir Mukherjee, a Philadelphia architect,” but was originally just a smidge larger than a trinity. During its renovation, the winding trinity stairs were replaced and the two-story ceiling height created. The painted designs on the walls of the third floor were done by “a young artist from Moore College.”

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square feet: 1,344
Price: $755,000
Additional Info: Within Greenfield School District.



TREND images via Redfin.

Listing: 2417 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 [BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel]