Price Jump!: Steampunk(ish) Carriage House on Irving Street For Sale
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.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,323
Price: $2 million
Listing: 1311-13 Irving St, Philadelphia, PA, 19107 [Zillow]