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SoPhilly Spotlight: A new kind of bay window edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is actually two Point Breeze houses side-by-side, 1344 and 1346 S. 17th St., both for sale for $355,000 and both recently reduced by $14,000.

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Both are also having open houses this weekend, Saturday from 5 to 6 p.m. So, you can see for yourselves what that kind of dough gets you in this part of town.

It gets a lot: 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,600 square feet, a bright, massive finished basement with a ladder up to the back yard and a roof deck with a stunning view of Center City.

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From the listing by PruFoxRoach:

Impressive sunfilled new construction townhome in the newbold neighborhood in point breeze. … Contemporary facade w/a balcony, open living rm w/a stone accent tv wall w/a flat screen tv, hrwd flooring, open dr, pr, gorgeous kitchen, center island, quartz counters, farmhouse sink. Wine refrigerator, ss appliances and exhaust fan, door to a spacious concrete yard.

That TV would be yours, but you could probably go bigger, right?

That TV would be yours, but you could probably go bigger, right?

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The 2nd floor has two large bdrms, hall laundry room and beautiful tile bathroom. The 3rd floor has a private master bedroom suite with a front balcony, sitting area, two large walk in closets, a luxurious italian tiled mstr bath w/a jacuzzi tub, separate shower w/mutiple jets and rain shower.

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This is the master suite. 2nd floor bedrooms were nothing special

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This new home also features a full finished basement w/a tile flr, a video monitored intercom system and a built-in security system. There is ample street parking.

That is one big-ass basement

That is one big-ass basement, with a ladder up to the back yard? That’s kinda cool

By the way, what do you think of those angled bay windows?


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7 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: A new kind of bay window edition

  1. adam September 20, 2013 at 1:03 pm #

    Nice design. Nice house. I thought parking was required on all new homes? Still wouldn’t feel 100% safe in that area at night, especially parking on the street.

    • AGS September 20, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

      parking is not required – in fact the new zoning code actively discourages (and perhaps even prohibits) street front garages

  2. Tommy September 20, 2013 at 2:09 pm #

    My wife lived on the 1400 block of Bancroft from 2008-2010. It was pretty tough around there.

    • AGS September 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

      Have these new constructions been lived in (hence the furniture) or is this a staging?

      • Albert Stumm September 20, 2013 at 2:38 pm #

        I think that’s staging because they were both recently completed.

  3. Jenifer September 20, 2013 at 2:18 pm #

    I think the angled bay windows would mean I wouldn’t have to put up the screen and stick my torso out the window to see what was going on up the block.

  4. BAA September 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm #

    Hideous design choices. Tough neighborhood. What a shame.

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