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).
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|
|There are grape vines on the trellis|