A Classy New Kid on the Block in Queen Village for $770K

Actually, after five years, this one's a big kid now. But it looks a lot more mature than its age. It's also loaded with goodies.

1006 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Bright MLS images via Houwzer

You’ve read others elsewhere lament about the plague of houses, plain and fancy, with square bay windows going up all over the city.

You haven’t read such laments here, but we can’t say we don’t share them. When done well, these projections can look nice, but more often than not, even the nice ones loom too large over their streets and look, well, boxy.

Which is why, when we came across this Queen Village listing, we thought we were looking at a home that was much older than it turns out to be. Look how handsome that traditional bay window appears.

Surprise! This home is only five years old.

But it has the grace, poise and elegance of a 105-year-old home. (Okay, maybe we exaggerate. But only a bit.)

Main floor, view from dining room

Of course, it’s completely modern in plan: open main floor, full-floor top-floor master suite, roof deck, finished basement.

Living and dining rooms

But the main floor features a coffered ceiling with a handsome lamp chandelier. Its placement suggests that the space should be ordered dining-living-kitchen, as it is in these photos.

But, of course, how you arrange it (save the kitchen) is up to you.


The kitchen is beautifully outfitted, with a large island with breakfast bar seating, large custom cabinets, stainless steel appliances and an equally large window at the back.


That window looks out on a nice-size patio with wood accent wall. You have plenty of opportunity to give your green thumb a workout with planters or hanging pots.

Den (bedroom)

On the second floor are two bedrooms and a hall bath. If you don’t need both, one of them could make a great den or family room, as you see here.

Master bedroom

The full-floor third-floor master suite includes a luxurious spa bath, a walk-in closet and a wet bar with wine fridge.

Roof deck

Spiral stairs lead from the rear of the suite to a full-floor roof deck.


The finished basement contains the fourth bedroom, a full bath and a space that could be configured as a media room, home office, family room or gym, or just used for storage if you’re the kind of person who accumulates stuff.

In addition to being nicely designed, this home is also ideally located. South Street, Head House Square, Fabric Row, the Delaware riverfront and Washington Avenue are all just a short walk away.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $769,950

OTHER STUFF: If you have a car, there’s parking available one block away. Five years remain on its tax abatement.

1006 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Andrew Gray | Houwzer via Zillow]