Luxury for Less in East Kensington for $499K

This totally rehabbed rowhome has features you won't find in homes listing for a good deal more. One in particular you'll find in few homes, period.

2107 E. Dauphin St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | Photos via Todd Hovanec, Luminous Realty

Do you love Fido as much as you love your spouse? (Or maybe even more?)

Both of them will be thrilled to live in this rebuilt contemporary East Kensington rowhome. (The listing puts this home in Fishtown, but although it’s in Fishtown’s zip code, it’s actually on the Kensington side of Trenton Avenue.)

It’s loaded with spaces and amenities you usually have to spend a good bit more than this to find, and one of those amenities you probably won’t find anywhere else you look, no matter how much you spend.

That amenity is the dog shower in the second-floor hallway. “Fishtown’s best dog shower!” is how the listing on the agent’s website describes it. We’re willing to bet good money it’s Fishtown’s — and East Kensington’s — only dog shower. Your pooch will be so grateful.

You and yours will find plenty of other stuff to love in this home as well. The main floor is a good place to start pointing it all out. The kitchen, for instance, is outfitted with KitchenAid appliances, including a five-burner gas range and a drawer-style microwave oven in the island. Frosted glass cabinets add a touch of flair, the island seats four (great for both casual entertaining and large parties), and the range hood actually vents to the outside.

Out back is a large patio with a gas hookup that’s ready for you to install a fire pit or grill. When the weather’s nice, this will be a go-to spot for relaxing and entertaining.

Then there’s the open seating area on the top floor, outside the master bedroom. It’s equipped with a wet bar with wine fridge, glass rack and a beautiful arabesque tile backsplash. This can serve as a den, a home office, or even a fourth bedroom if you build a wall to close it off from the hallway.

And the bathrooms are also really something, especially the one in the master suite. That bathroom is lined in white ceramic tile and has a quartz-tiled shower with a multi-flow shower assembly and custom doors.

Up above all this is a roof deck that’s wired for sound with outdoor speakers. It also boasts undermounted LED rope lighting and nine wall sconce lights to make it as enjoyable after dark as during the day.

The basement, which has its own powder room, makes a great media room or lounge as well.

With all this, do you really care that it’s convenient to both the Market-Frankford Line and to the Frankford Avenue shopping and entertainment district? Your dog’s wagging tail says you don’t.


BEDS: 3 (4 per the listing)

BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $499,000

2107 E. Dauphin St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 [Todd Hovanec | Luminous Realty]