Remake Ready in Wash West for $335K

This estate-sale special is in good shape and ready to be reborn. Are you up to the task?

221 S. Sartain St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

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You probably couldn’t find a better-located candidate than this one.

Situated on one of those charming “little streets” that Washington Square West residents and visitors alike prize, this home has been well cared for by its owner, who has passed from the scene. But it’s clear that its owner had lived in it for many years. Now it’s ready to be awakened from its slumber.

Its fundamentals are sound: original wide-plank pine floors, a working fireplace, and a rare butterfly spiral staircase connecting the first and second floors. Those pine floors call out, “Strip off our paint, refinish us and make us sparkle!”

The kitchen on the main floor is likewise ready for a reset. Its fridge is of recent vintage, but the cabinets and countertop could stand some updating.

The second-floor bathroom is in good condition. New fixtures and fittings would take it up several notches. The home’s main outdoor space is also on this level in the form of a spacious deck. (There’s a narrow yard behind the kitchen as well.)

The top-floor bedroom has plenty of space for you and your clothes. The unfinished basement contains the laundry facilities.

Outside your front door is Center City’s liveliest and most variegated neighborhood. The heart of the Gayborhood is up the street and around the corner, Thomas Jefferson University is almost a next-door neighbor, and the Forrest Theatre and Walnut Street restaurants are just a short stroll away. So are the Avenue of the Arts and Washington Square itself.

If you’ve been looking for a lovely old home that you can make brand new, your search is over. (And if you’re just looking for a place to land in Wash West on your way to bigger and better things, you could do worse than hang your hat here.)





SALE PRICE: $335,000

OTHER STUFF: This home is being sold in “as is” condition. Its sale price was reduced by $10,100 on Nov. 6 and by $4,900 on Nov. 20.

221 S. Sartain St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]