First-Time Find: A New, Bold Home in Point Breeze for $265K

With its postmodern facade, sleek contemporary interior and up-to-the-minute systems and features, you'd never guess that this nicely equipped home has been around for a century.

1538 S. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

1538 S. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

The two-story row house is passé, says the conventional wisdom. It’s too small for modern living, and you can’t equip it with the features today’s buyers want.

This postmodern two-story row home in Point Breeze, a complete rebuild of a home built in 1917, demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is wrong. It plays well with its more traditional neighbors while making a new, bold statement all its own.

Entering through the front door, you come into a bright and sleek open-plan space that blends all the main living functions into one, making it perfect for both private relaxation and entertaining guests. The living-dining area provides a spacious area for entertaining, while the kitchen is equipped with everything you could possibly desire. From stainless steel appliances, to custom cabinetry and countertops, to the contemporary tile backsplash and pendant lighting, there is no modern detail this efficient kitchen leaves out. A large sliding glass door at the back of the kitchen leads to a paved rear patio. The main floor is finished off with a powder room as well.

Up on the second floor, you’ll find two generous bedrooms, complete with the same wide-plank dark wood floors and large windows. These bedrooms share an attractively designed bathroom, with dual vanities and a stunning full-tile tub/shower.

Completing this spectacular townhouse is a semi-finished basement that runs the length of the house, providing the perfect space for storage or adaptation into whatever you feel you may need.

Then there’s its location in eastern Point Breeze: You’re just three blocks from a Broad Street Line station and only a little further away from the lively shopping and dining scene on East Passyunk Avenue. SEPTA bus lines that almost pass by your front door also offer convenient access to other destinations such as the Delaware riverfront and Rittenhouse Square.


BEDS: 2<

BATHS: 1 full, 1 half


PRICE: $265,000

OTHER STUFF: This home also comes with recessed lighting, all-new systems (HVAC, plumbing and electrical) and a one-year builder’s warranty.

1538 S Colorado St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 [Harkeet Charda | Coldwell Banker Preferred]