Jaw Dropper of the Week: Rittenhouse Home May Have Once Been a Boarding House

Take a peek inside.

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

TREND images by Drew Callaghan via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

If the walls inside this Rittenhouse Square home could talk…well, we couldn’t even begin to imagine what they’d say if what the listing says is true: formerly a corner store and, later, a boarding house, the unique property has now settled into its latest iteration as a sleek single-family dwelling a mere few blocks from the neighborhood’s namesake park (map). It’s currently listed for $812,500.

So, what does a supposedly flexible building like this yield as a three-bedroom home? Flip through the gallery to find out. Although, we will say this: it’s recently been renovated, so expect new bathrooms (one comes with a soaking tub), polished up living and sleeping quarters (the loft-style bedroom has access to a wet bar), and neat architectural details like a sunken living room, exposed brick and ceiling skylight. Bonus? It comes with parking!

Specs and photos below.

Baths: 2 full, 1 half
Square feet: 2,032
Price: $812,500

TREND images via Zillow/BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut.

Listing: 245 S 23rd St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut]