Just Listed: Expanded Rowhouse in Grad Hospital

This classic rowhouse on a trapezoidal lot has been turned into a spacious modern house thanks to a combination renovation and expansion project.

house for sale graduate hospital expanded rowhouse exterior front

Looks like new, doesn’t it? Actually, only the left half of this handsome renovated rowhouse at 2409 Catharine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146, is new. Just one clue, however, gives away its real age. | Bright MLS images via OCF Realty

What would you do if you had a vintage early-20th-century Philadelphia rowhouse on an odd-shaped lot with some land left over?

The owner of this Graduate Hospital expanded rowhouse for sale decided to build a little more house on it as part of a top-to-bottom rebuild.

Combined with the reworking of its original 1915 brick facade, the HardieBoard-clad expansion turned it into a totally modern residence.

house for sale graduate hospital expanded rowhouse main floor

Main floor

Well, almost. The original staircase and banister remain on the main floor to remind us of this house’s roots. But everything else on the main floor, including its open plan, is in the here and now.

house for sale graduate hospital expanded rowhouse living room

Living room

The living room occupies the first floor of the addition and has a large window to both let in lots of light and let you take in the passing scene.

house for sale graduate hospital expanded rowhouse dining room

Dining room

The dining room and kitchen together make up the original house’s main floor.

house for sale graduate hospital expanded rowhouse kitchen


The kitchen is very nicely decorated, with quartz countertops, gray Fabuwood cabinets, and a porcelain tile backsplash and accent wall with open shelves. It’s equally well outfitted with a Fisher and Paykel refrigerator, a Bosch gas range and dishwasher and a GE microwave. It also has a built-in pantry closet for storage of your groceries and gadgets.

basement rec room

Basement rec room

Down one floor is a tile-floored rec room that could also serve as a home office, media room or gym. It could even serve as a fourth bedroom, for it has a closet sitting between it and the half bath on this floor. The plumbing is already in place to allow you to turn that half bath into a full one.

Two spacious bedrooms, a hall bath and the laundry make up the second floor. The third floor contains the primary suite. Its bedroom has two large closets, one of them equipped with an Elfa organizing system, and a huge bathroom in the addition, entered through a sliding barn door.

view from roof deck

View from roof deck (currently under construction)

The roof deck is being installed as this is being written. It will take up the entire top of the house and offer you an unobstructed panoramic view of the city.

And all this is convenient to the Grays Ferry Triangle on South Street, which is surrounded by great places to dine, shop and hang out, along with the South Square and Giant Heirloom markets.

Which makes this Graduate Hospital expanded rowhouse for sale a great choice for someone looking for something extra.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $730,000

OTHER STUFF: This house’s sale price was reduced by $49,000 on May 6th.

2409 Catharine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Dava J. Costello | OCF Realty via Zillow]