On the Market: Rehabbed Rowhouse with a Twist in Queen Village
The owner of this traditional Philly rowhouse recently updated it for modern times. But you'll also find in it an unusual touch of Art Deco.
This unassuming-looking rowhouse on Christian Street in Queen Village dates to 1919, like most of its neighbors. And like a number of them, it has an owner who decided to bring it into the here and now with a thoughtful update.
But (we suspect) unlike its other neighbors, something interesting happened to this house sometime between Then and Now.
What happened should be evident in the living room photos above and below.
Specifically, this house got a little Art Deco thrown into it.
That makeover gave the living room its large full-height mirrors and the curving staircase and railing that forms its back wall.
A passage next to the staircase leads to the dining room and kitchen in the back of the first floor. This is one of the spaces the current owner brought up to date.
They did so with a slight nod to that Art Deco dress-up in choosing the light fixtures. You’ll find similar modern references to the style in places like the master bathroom.
The kitchen is nicely outfitted with a breakfast bar that covers two wine racks and a wine fridge in addition to the full complement of stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and tile floor and backsplashes.
That Deco stair and railing continue up past the second floor and its three bedrooms to the top-floor master suite.
It ends in a seating area next to the bedroom.
The master bedroom has loads of space and an attractive en-suite bath with tile wainscoting, floors and tub enclosure.
This house also has a wood-decked patio in back and a full finished basement with half bath. Either of these spaces can be used for relaxation or entertaining.
And finally, it has a great location. You’re close to a slew of great Queen Village restaurants, and South Street, Head House Square and the Italian Market are all a short walk away as well. With a Walk Score of 97, you may even be able to ditch your car if you have one now.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,959
SALE PRICE: $510,000
OTHER STUFF: This house’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $15,000 on Dec. 5th.
510 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Caitlin Coppock | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]