footer 1

Tag Archives | Camac

What's Happening in:  Passyunk Square 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Artsy edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight has a bit of a melancholy tinge to it, but maybe it will prompt you to give thanks for your life. The late artist Thomas Beckett, who died in 2006, lived in the white house in the middle at 1532 S. Camac Street, a unique 1- or 2-bedroom, depending on how you look at it, that is high on amenities, location, and price.

Going for $1,800 a month, this 800 square foot charmer has a new kitchen and bathroom, central air and quirky features throughout. From the Craigslist listing:

A Must See gem in the heart of desirable Passyunk Square! Nestled on a quiet, no drive through street just one block from the Passyunk Square piazza and fountain,this … two story property is replete with custom artistic touches! These begin upon arrival at the repurposed confessional front door and hand crafted mosaic tile vestibule floor. Details continue in the dining area of the open floor plan, with rounded ceiling corners echoed in the inlay of the restored original hardwood floors. The newly renovated kitchen boasts a tasteful terrazzo floor, exposed brick walls, mosaic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, white lacquer cabinetry, and lots of chic ambience.

The second floor features a modern bathroom with mosaic glass inlaid subway tile, and an open den area which can be used as a multi-purpose area or enclosed by owner as a second bedroom.

According to Curbed Philly, which has even more pictures, by the way, the house was previously listed for sale for $265,000. Ouch. For a 1-bedroom plus den? No wonder it didn’t sell. What do you think this house should go for?

Continue Reading


What's Happening in:  East Passyunk Crossing 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Wood paneling vs. location edition

Well, it’s not much to look at, but you can’t beat the location. Listed for $164,999, this 2-bedroom, 840-square-foot ugly duckling sits at 1829 S. Camac St., which is practically spitting distance to Stogie Joe’s on Passyunk. And you might do a spit-take once you see the sheer volume of wood paneling in this rowhouse.

Maybe they just liked earth tones

The number of plastic trees that lost their lives to make all that crap truly boggles the mind. From the listing:

This is a well kept 2 bed. 1 bath home steps from Passyunk Ave. with all the restaurants and shopping you can wish for! Steps from broad street and public transportation. First floor has nice size living room and a full kitchen. Second floor has full tile bath and 2 cozy bedrooms. Basement is unfinished but it is clean and dry. Come and take a look. This home is Priced to sell!!

But is it priced to sell? This place comes down to a choice. Either you buy it to sink another $40,000+ into gutting it and remodeling, or you appreciate the kitschy quality and spend the extra dough on Clover Clubs at Stateside. What would you do?

In Realtor speak: Ample glare protection
That ceiling, yikes. Was a Chinese restaurant fryer in there, or did they pick that?
Not a bad size at least
Believe us, removing that tile is gonna be a bitch
Itty bitty bedroom
Main bedroom
The rest of the estate, though that pit could be done up pretty nice.
Continue Reading



Copyright 2013 Passyunk Post | WordPress customized by Auspicious Consulting