For Sale/Rent

On the Market: High Style, Low Price in Germantown for $234.9K

This striking rehab on Queen Lane may not look like much on the outside, but wait until you step inside.

114 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Center City

There’s definitely more going on here than meets the eye at this freestanding row home on West Queen Lane in Germantown.

(No, this isn’t a row home that lost the rest of its row; it was built this way in order to fit in with the rest of its block. But because it sits on a wider-than-usual lot, you get a narrow side yard to go with the large backyard. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here.)

What meets the eye is a typical modest row home of a kind that’s found all over Germantown. Houses like these were built to house the neighborhood’s many large working families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This particular home dates to 1919.

Their modest fronts hide a lot of room on the inside, and the builder who rehabbed this home made the most of every square inch of that space.

Dining room

Inside, you will find a traditional layout on the main floor, with a dining room behind the spacious living room and a hallway connecting the dining room with the kitchen. Off that hallway is a utility room with a front-loading washer and dryer.

Kitchen

That kitchen has been upgraded to today’s standards with the latest appliances and modern cabinetry.

Bathroom

On each of the two upper floors you will find two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bathrooms both feature stone-tile-finished tub-shower combinations; the one in the slightly larger third-floor bathroom is a little fancier, equipped as it is with both a fixed and a handheld shower head.

Bedroom

You’ll find new hardwood floors throughout this home, save for two of the bedrooms, which are carpeted.

Side and back yard

And in the backyard, you’ll find both grass and a brick terrace with a tree already in place. It’s all ready for you to make it your own little outdoor oasis.

This home is also conveniently located: it’s a little more than a block off Germantown Avenue and about six blocks from the center of the neighborhood. Queen Lane Regional Rail station is five blocks to your west.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,843

SALE PRICE: $234,900

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $14,100 on July 11.

114 W. Queen Lane, Philadelphia, Pa. 19144 [Jonathan Fink | The Jonathan Fink Group | Keller Williams Center City]