On the Market: Renovated Colonial Revival in Queen Village

This elegant house channels the 18th century so faithfully, it has a fireplace in almost every room. Yet it’s totally modern in its layout and creature comforts.

queen village colonial revival house for sale main floor

Corinthian columns. Crenelated crown moldings. A classic fireplace mantle and turned railings. Wait, what’s that railing doing here? It’s keeping diners from falling into the living room on the open main floor of 793 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Bright MLS images via MGC Real Estate Group

As the main-floor photo above should make clear, this lovely Queen Village Colonial Revival house for sale isn’t the same house it was when it was built in 1915.

Yet at the same time, it is.

Two renovations — one in 1995, the second in 2018 — have not only restored all of the original woodwork and detailing but also added a slew of more modern features to it.

queen village colonial revival house for sale dining room

Dining room

One of those features is the open main living area on the first floor. A spacious, high-ceilinged sunken living room with fireplace — like the other three fireplaces in this house, it’s been converted to gas — and a dining room combine to form one single space, with only a railing dividing them.

queen village colonial revival house for sale kitchen


Behind the dining room is a totally modern kitchen that looks like a product of the first renovation. It has granite countertops and backsplash, room for a dining table and sliding doors that open onto one of this house’s two outdoor spaces: an attractive rear garden.

second-floor balcony


A second-floor balcony overlooks that garden.


Study (bedroom 3)

Said balcony is attached to a study at the rear of the second floor.


Bedroom 2

And in front, there’s a handsome bedroom with a coffered ceiling, fireplace and built-in bookshelves.

master bedroom

Master bedroom

The top floor contains the master suite. Its vaulted-ceilinged bedroom contains the third fireplace…

master bathroom

Master bathroom

…and its master bathroom contains a sunken tub next to its Palladian window and a separate toilet stall.

basement den

Basement den

Finally, the basement den is where you’ll find the fourth and last of the fireplaces.

A fireplace in every room but one! How 18th-century! In addition to the faithful architectural detail (did you check out the crenelated crown molding in the main living area?), that may be the chief way that this modern Queen Village Colonial Revival house for sale channels the past.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $889,000

OTHER STUFF: This house comes with a gated parking space at Neziner Court, 771 S. 2nd St.

793 S. 2nd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Nella Genovese | MGC Real Estate Group]