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SoPhilly Spotlight: Designer Home edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located at 111 Mercy StreetThe home features some nice designer home touches with the Brazilian Cherry wood flooring in the living room and kitchen and the high ceilings throughout.




Coming in at $249,900, this 1,100 sq. ft. Pennsport home comes with everything you need from a back yard space to a finished basement.

According to the listing from BHHS Fox & Roach:

Enter into a Gorgeous Living Room/Dining Room with Brazilian Cherry Floors, High Ceilings, Exposed Brick



Full Light Filled Custom Kitchen with Soft Shut Cabinetry, Large Pantry, Backsplash and French Doors leading to a Nice Yard.




Second Floor: 2 Decent Size Bedroom with Built in Closets, High Ceilings & Full Ceramic Tile Bath with Seamless Glass.




Finished Basement/Family Room with High Ceilings, Separate Full Bathroom and laundry (Could easily be a separate suite).


The finished basement is a major asset for this property

What do you think of it?

–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3

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12 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: Designer Home edition

  1. AnthonyG November 7, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    Holy moly, $250K? House looks really nice, but way too close to I-95 for me.

    • James Jennings November 7, 2014 at 11:46 am #

      On the plus side, 95 makes for an incredible garage under a snow storm. Also, that area of the bridge is actually that bad, compared to the area around Morris St/Wawa. It leads right to shopping area.

      • AnthonyG November 7, 2014 at 11:49 am #

        @James: you are certainly right! Unlimited, free, covered parking!

        • ProvWitout November 10, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

          Wow… You like parking..? Parking is important? Parking adds value here..? I think they should just have a gigantic dog park underneath I-95… LoL…

  2. Kernel November 7, 2014 at 9:52 am #

    The exterior is a bit sad without the cornice.

  3. Lee November 7, 2014 at 11:48 am #

    Not too shabby. I’m not sold on that far south corner of pennsport. Really far from walking to a lot of places. Convenient to Target et al. though.

    Also not a huge fan of the lack of curb appeal as an earlier commenter pointed out.

    And finally, whats the deal with people jamming overstuffed Raymour and Flannigan furniture into rowhouses. It makes the space look super small. Fine if thats what you like, but not a great way to stage a house.

  4. Constance November 7, 2014 at 12:41 pm #

    It’s a nice home, those floors are gorgeous. But the kitchen and the back yard are small. While it’s wonderful to have central AC the units take up a lot of space in those postage stamp yards.

    Lee, I said something similar to a friend about so many small South Phila rows having huge sectional sofas.

    • Lee November 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm #

      Constance (love that name, I had a 2nd cousin named constance…but we called her cherokee…).

      totally agree. I feel like there are smaller, more streamlined sectionals out there…..but I’ve never understood the overstuffed furniture in small houses and apartments.

  5. MJ November 9, 2014 at 8:51 pm #

    Beautiful home. Love the awnings and the high end finishes I know the area and there is plenty of parking. No driving around and around looking for parking. It’s also close to a lot of stores. Constance mentioned large A/C unit but I didn’t see that in the pics? And I don’t know about you but I can’t stand those window units hanging out of the windows and dripping water down the house.

  6. Michael November 10, 2014 at 9:39 pm #

    I saw this home today great house it has everything quiet block lots of parking access to everything you can park anywhere and walk to everything you need public transportation right on the corner and what other older home fully updated has two full bathrooms

  7. Constance November 11, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    MJ, the listing states there’s central air. If the unit isn’t in the basement it must be in the back yard. In the one photo of the yard there seems to be a large object on the left, near the door. I’m guessing that’s the AC unit.

  8. Donna November 17, 2014 at 1:34 pm #

    This is a lovely house, with nice finishing.

    I agree that the sectional is too chunky. One thing I am wary of is taking up all of the basement storage area for a tv lounge. I need at least half of the basement for storage, not to mention laundry. On the other hand, the extra lounge space is nice. I couldn’t do it though, I need storage.

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