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SoPhilly Spotlight: Brownstone Steal edition

For this week’s SoPhilly spotlight, we technically are looking in Point Breeze – the house is on the west side of Broad Street (or, in Newbold, if you want to get fancy). But that grueling trek to such a distant neighborhood, whatever it’s called, is worth it to get a peek at this brownstone mansion at 1818 S. Broad St., being offered by Jeff “City” Block at PruFoxRoach for $440,000 (or $400,000 if you trust the Zillow listing).

Grand, indeed

With 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths in 2,970 square feet, this “warm, wonderful and grand” home is less than two blocks from EPA and has lots of interesting, old-world detail. Some of the details are a little old-fashioned, lots of dark, carved wood, and some unfortunate color schemes. But the massive kitchen is renovated and bright, and there’s an extra family room and office with 10 to 12-foot ceilings throughout. Grand really was the right word, Mr. City Block.

If you want to get a closer look in person, there’s an open house Sunday from noon to 1 p.m. Tell ‘em Passyunk Post sent you.

That’s original stained glass
Living room, nice built-ins
Damn! That’s a big kitchen
Could do without the border, but hey, that’s nice
The family room, or as the original inhabitants probably called it, the parlor
Love the woodwork
Spacious bathroom in the master suite
So many bay windows
Starting to see why it’s not more expensive
Very nice
There are grape vines on the trellis



One Response to SoPhilly Spotlight: Brownstone Steal edition

  1. Anonymous September 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I wish I had waited a year and a half so I could have made an attempt to grab this, even though I love the house I bought.

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