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SoPhilly Spotlight: Stately twin edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a charming home on the market at 2523 S. Colorado St. in Girard Estates.


This twin home on a tree-lined street has four bedrooms, two bathrooms and 1,734 sq. ft. of space. The house is currently on the market for $275,000.

From the listing:

Historic Girard Estates Philadelphia. Tree lined Colorado Street is now offering one of its stately twins.




This 4 bedroom 2 story home provides generous space and traditional charm for today’s contemporary lifestyle. The home has finished hardwood floors in the living and dining rooms highlighted by nine foot ceilings.


The kitchen has endless possibilities with the extra-large space it offers. There is a front porch and a covered back porch for relaxing or entertaining. The rear yard has a garden and a patio.



 New carpet accents the second floor hallways and bedrooms. Each room is sun filled by many windows.




There is 1 full bath on the second floor and a powder room on the first floor.



Girard Estates is located near public transportation, shopping and dining and the major highways surrounding Philadelphia. A beautiful move-in South Philadelphia home is available for you now.

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11 Responses to SoPhilly Spotlight: Stately twin edition

  1. Constance July 10, 2016 at 2:22 pm #

    It’s a bit old fashioned but, wow, that kitchen is huge. Since everything looks to be in good condition a buyer could move in and make upgrades in the future.

  2. Lou_100x July 11, 2016 at 8:34 am #

    Why is there a manhole in the yard??

    Otherwise, looks nice, but the location sucks.

  3. paul July 11, 2016 at 8:24 pm #

    Why does the location suck? Whats wrong with Girard Estate? Not everyone wants to live on a tiny street or a socalled newly gentrified street. Also, doesn’t take long to get in your car and drive someplace. 10 min drive to Center or 5 min drive to Passyunk Ave

    • Joy July 11, 2016 at 10:57 pm #

      Great location and the house is perfect “a bit old fashioned”. God forbid someone doesn’t want to live in overpriced EAPA in the clone rowhouse with the granite and the stainless steel and the…

    • Lou_100x July 12, 2016 at 9:55 am #

      Because, just as you pointed out, you need to get in your car to go anywhere.

      If I want that lifestyle I’m sure not spending $275K to live in a twin, I can get a single home with a decent amount of property in the burbs.

      • Joy July 12, 2016 at 11:32 am #

        Wrong. 4 blocks to the BSL on Oregon so absolutely no reason to ever own a car. The “lifestyle” of that neighborhood is wonderful–nice neighbors, Girard park, shopping and Taproom on 19th and McCluskers very close by. Take a walk down there sometime from your side of Broad. It’s a big city with lots of lovely neighborhoods.

        • ProvWitout July 13, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

          Agreed on most things other than the “no reason to own a car” part… What if you want to go to the mall or the shore points? What about when it snows and you can’t ride your bike? Vehicles are still important.

          Anyway.. This is one of the most charming neighborhoods in the city hands down.

  4. AL July 12, 2016 at 9:07 am #

    Saying the location sucks is comical.

    3.5 blocks to subway, 10 min walk to EPX, grocery store 2 blocks away….and a tree-lined street with historic twin houses.

    I’d take that over just about anywhere in/around EPX, with the exception of 13th st but what do I know.

    • Resident July 13, 2016 at 11:39 am #

      I agree with you saying that the location sucks is comical. It’s a very nice historic area. What is comical are the millennials paying $500K to live at 5th and Mifflin.

      • ProvWitout July 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm #


  5. acer July 22, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Why does everyone in South Philly (particularly the lifers) have an inferiority complex? Holy crap you are some of the most prickly people I’ve ever been around in my entire life.

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