What $500K Will Buy You in Germany Hill
Nestled on a hillside in Philadelphia, Germany Hill is a neighborhood in Roxborough that really does have it all – it’s quiet, it’s close to public transportation, it’s walkable, it’s close to many bars and restaurants, and it still maintains some natural beauty. What more could a potential homeowner need?
Homes in Germany Hill range anywhere from $160,000 to $520,000, with the median price falling at about $222,000. So, if you’re looking to spend close to $500,000 on a home, you’ll definitely be on the more expensive side. But, the properties just might be worth it. Take a look at the three we’ve listed below and decide for yourself.
356 Cinnaminson St. (above) | 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,700 square feet, $499,900
This gorgeous, modern home is a part of Cinnaminson Hill, the newest development in the area appropriately named for its location on Cinnaminson Street. The newly constructed property is a twin, but don’t let the proximity to your neighbors scare you – it offers plenty of space that will prevent you from feeling suffocated. Let’s start with the finished basement, which can be used for entertaining. On the first floor, enjoy a one-car garage, a “flex space” that can be used as an office or additional bedroom, and a full bathroom. Head up to the second floor to find a large dining, kitchen, living room area (bonus: the kitchen has quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances). This floor also contains an outside deck. Up on the third floor, three decently sized bedrooms can be found with a nearby laundry room to make cleaning your clothes hassle-free.
356 Cinnaminson St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Arvind Balaji | PRDC Properties]
247 Delmar St. | 4 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths, 4,000 square feet, $519,000
This self-proclaimed “urban find in the hills of Manayunk” is as trendy as it claims to be. With an open floor plan, expansive rooms, a basement leading out to the backyard, a modern kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors, high ceilings, a garage and driveway, it’s the total package. The master bedroom shines (literally) thanks to its floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city. There is a second bedroom containing an en-suite bathroom, and two additional bedrooms on a separate floor. An outstanding rooftop deck tops off this property.
247 Delmar St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Michele Cooley | BHHS Fox & Roach]
4824 Umbria St. | 4 bedrooms, 1 full, 1 half bath, 1,620 square feet, $500,000
Although pictures don’t quite do this property justice, we must give credit where credit is due: it has extreme potential. With four bedrooms, a full bath, and a half bath, there is plenty of room for a small family ready to spice the place up or a group of young adults looking to rent. If you’re an investor or builder, utilize the adjoining lot and construct two to three more townhouses – or get even more ambitious, tear down the existing structure, and redo the whole lot altogether. The choice is yours. As it currently stands, the home has a fairly nice eat-in kitchen and a living room leading to a large rear deck (and even larger backyard). Its desirable location paired with its unlimited potential make this property a challenge that just might be worth the risk.
4824 Umbria St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19127 [Stanley Szostek | Long & Foster Real Estate]