Just Listed: New Construction Townhouse in Point Breeze
A wider-than-usual footprint and a split-level main floor give this brand-new townhouse an extra-spacious feel.
What you see in these photos is the staged model unit at a new multi-unit townhouse development taking up an entire block near the center of Point Breeze. It’s one of two new townhouse developments facing each other across Woodstock Street, which runs for just one block between Wharton and Reed streets.
The development of which this house for sale is a part is called Wharton Court. Its counterpart across Woodstock is called Wharton Place. Different agents with the same real estate brokerage, the one most closely associated with the Point Breeze building boom, are marketing houses in the two developments.
So what is this wholesale transformation of two Point Breeze residential blocks producing? Some 120 or so modern townhouses. They don’t look that much different from new mid-market townhouses going up in gentrifying neighborhoods across the city, but they do have some features that make them stand out.
One of them is a wider-than-usual footprint. The townhouses in Wharton Court range from 16 feet wide to 20 feet wide, giving buyers more room to play with in each room.
Another is a split-level main floor. JKRP Architects’ design for Wharton Court places a floating staircase across the center of the floor and lines it with glass railings that offer clear views of the downstairs living room and the upstairs dining room and kitchen.
Like its neighbors, this house for sale contains lots of luxury-for-less features. The kitchens, for instance, have GE Profile appliances and islands with waterfall stone countertops (the choice of stone is up to you).
Similarly, the master bathroom is nicely tricked out with marble tile, double vanities and a large shower. The master suite is located on the middle floor, making it easier for you to raid the fridge for a late-night snack.
It also means you have to climb one more floor to reach the roof deck, but there’s a wet bar next to the steps leading up to it that provides an incentive to make the climb.
The half basement makes a great media or recreation room, and the house includes a one-car garage.
The Point Breeze Avenue shopping district lies just steps from your front door, and three SEPTA bus routes and the Broad Street Line, all within walking distance, can take you to Center City and other destinations. That means you can keep your car, if you have one, cooped up much of the time.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,350
SALE PRICE: $585,000
OTHER STUFF: The photos you see here are of the development’s model unit, a larger corner townhouse. Because this house for sale is still being built, it’s still possible for you to choose your finishes and fixtures. Developer Haffey Investment Company is offering $10,000 to assist in covering closing costs to buyers who make full-price offers for houses in this development and close the sale before Dec. 31st.
1305 S. Capitol St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Dava Costello | OCF Realty]
Updated Nov. 19th, 4:22 p.m., to correct the spelling of the developer’s name.