Modern Tradition in Graduate Hospital for $739K

This total rebuild plays nice with its Second Empire neighbors, even keeping its original exterior. Inside, it's been completely rearranged for today's tastes with contemporary style.

2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Photo: Jackie “JD” Dembrowski. All photos via Space & Company; staging for all photos: Kendall Quigley, QA Designs

Its mansard roof may be missing, but on the outside, this newly rebuilt Graduate Hospital townhome harmonizes nicely with its Second Empire neighbors both with its height and its first-floor bay window.

On the inside, though, this home’s a totally contemporary looker that at the same time gives a few nods to its past.

One of those nods is in the living room, which has been opened up to the rest of the main floor. A gas fireplace with a gray stone surround provides a dramatic focal point.

The main floor is designed for entertaining with its open yet defined dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is also nicely finished and equipped, with a waterfall marble countertop, commercial-grade faucet and KitchenAid appliances. You can also take your party outdoors thanks to a roomy rear patio accessed through huge sliding doors.

You’ll find an equally classy personal indoor-outdoor retreat on the top floor, where the master suite includes a wet bar with access to a large maintenance-free deck with great views of the Center City skyline. (You’ll probably want to invite your really close friends up here for evening enchantment.)

In between are two more spacious bedrooms, a nicely outfitted hall bath and the laundry facilities. Down below is an unfinished basement with plenty of storage space and the climate control equipment for one of this home’s two zones (a separate unit keeps the top floor comfortable).

The renovation also brought this home’s other systems, including roof, drains, plumbing, electrical and basement pumps, up to snuff, which means that all you need to do after you buy it is haul your furniture in.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $739,000

2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Jeremy D. Kaplan | Space & Company]