On the Market: Modern Rehabbed Rowhouse in Point Breeze
This classy rehab respects this house's strong bones. It also has some nice design touches that raise it above the level of the generic gray box.
Stop us if you’ve seen this one before: A nice, compact yet comfortable rebuilt two-story rowhouse in a rising Philadelphia neighborhood.
You can find nice renewed houses like this house for sale in neighborhoods from Tacony to Germantown to Walnut Hill to Girard Estate. This one just happens to be located in Point Breeze.
You can probably describe them in your sleep: Open-plan main floor. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen. Gray walls throughout. Metal railing on the staircase.
But, as that famous modern architect dude said, “God is in the details.” And this house has several nice ones.
For starters, there’s that exposed brick wall on the main floor, stretching from the living room through the dining area and staircase. It gives the main floor some color and shows off the house’s character.
That’s not the only thing that 191 & Company left exposed in making over this house. Its finished basement has an unfinished ceiling, a cool move that gives that multipurpose space a touch of warmth.
Then there’s the full bathroom upstairs. With patterned tile, a freestanding soaking tub and an industrial-style door over its shower, it’s a real looker.
And how about the patio in back? Wood fencing makes it a little greener than your typical concrete plot, and the planter bed in the corner makes it even greener still.
Finally, all of this is very conveniently located: Wharton Square Park and Playground sits at the west end of your block, the Point Breeze Avenue commercial corridor lies just a little more than a block to your east, and SEPTA bus service on the north-south streets at both ends of your block takes you to and from Center City — and beyond.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,185
SALE PRICE: $329,999
OTHER STUFF: A 10-year tax abatement has been approved for this property, whose sale price was reduced by $10,000 on July 1st.
2211 Sears St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Frank L. DeFazio and the Center City Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]