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SoPhilly Spotlight: Coolest Rowhouse Roof Deck Ever edition

It’s 1439 S. 8th St., near Dickinson. We’re speechless.

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Right? And the rest of the house ain’t too shabby either. This 1,540 square foot home is going for $365,ooo. Totally renovated, and it also has a backyard nice enough to feature on its own.

1439 S 8th St4Since you’re probably not familiar with that block, that brick wall is part of an apartment building that appears to be lofts, so you’re not butting up to a factory. But, by the way, it’s on the south side of this yard, so the lack of winter sunlight is the only con here.

But yes, there is an inside to this house too. One problem is we’re not exactly sure how many bedrooms it has. Listing has four, but then in the text it says, “Two spacious bedrooms with the option for a third to be built.” At $365k, this is the priciest two-bedroom around.

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From the listing by Keller Williams Center City:

A gorgeous home in Passyunk Square. Crown moulding, hardwood flooring throughout, including walnut inlay in the dining area. The powder room includes tile flooring and wainscoting. Modern kitchen with granite counters, tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, island and access to a large back patio.

Two spacious bedrooms with the option for a third to be built, and a large bathroom with tile flooring, tiled tub and shower, and large dual vanity. The home’s immense roofdeck features a wet bar and fantastic view of the city.

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Located in the vibrant Passyunk Square area, you can walk a just a few blocks in this intimate, residential neighborhood and grab a cup of coffee from one of the several cafes, such as Black n Brew or B2, enjoy a sandwich from Cosmi’s Deli, savor some baked goods from Termini Brothers Bakery, and in the evening kick back with a delicious meal and drink from restaurants such as Fond, or Pub on Passyunk East.

So, whattya think?


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3 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: Coolest Rowhouse Roof Deck Ever edition

  1. Constance August 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Love the flow of the first floor, the deck and back yard. I wish there had been more photos of those three, possibly four, bedrooms. Somewhat pricy for a narrow street with an overactive bus route. But hey, at least it has a powder room.

  2. Philly Ray August 31, 2014 at 7:07 pm #

    I have never understood the allure of a deck on the roof. What happens when/if the roof needs to be redone? Won’t the deck have to be removed?

    • Lee September 2, 2014 at 10:02 am #

      short answer: yes

      longer answer: yes, but a well designed roof deck should allow access to the roof membrane for repairs and re-roofing will be nominally more expensive every 10-15 years that it needs to be done.

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