Price Jump!: Steampunk(ish) Carriage House on Irving Street For Sale

There's a photo studio on the first floor.

TREND image from former listing

TREND image from former listing

Alright, so we wouldn’t say it’s completely within the realm of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but you’d be amazed at what a collection of Victorian-inspired appointments can do to an interior. And honestly, that industrial wheel on the second floor living space already does a bang-up job of doing just that, so you’d have an excellent starting point. Price check? The rare Philadelphia home is listed for $2 million.

Interestingly, that’s a jump from when we last wrote about it. Another difference is its purported construction year, then noted as being 1913 and now identified as 1930, according to Zillow. The owner – it’s listed by them, not an agent – could not be reached for comment, but we’ll update as soon as we get word. (Ideally, they’re both wrong and it’s actually a 19th-century construction. You know, to have this whole steampunk thing hold water.)

In any case, here’s a refresher on the property, which potential investors may be happy to know has CMX-5 zoning, allowing for mixed-use usage:

  • Formerly two separate buildings, the home is technically a double carriage house with two-car garage
  • First level contains a photo studio (this is the garage space)
  • Second level loft with two bedrooms
  • Third level with additional bedrooms, plus access to roof deck
  • High ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood floors, exposed brick

The listing also notes this block of Irving Street has a “very low volume of vehicle traffic” in spite of its people-attracting location in the Gayborhood/Midtown Village. Additionally, the building’s first floor can be accessed from Latimer Street at the rear of the home.

Oh, oh! Bonus: 1317 Irving Street, a neighboring home, was designed by Frank Furness.

Beds: 4
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,323
Price: $2 million

Listing: 1311-13 Irving St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 [Zillow]