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.

2 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: Wood paneling vs. location edition

  • September 15, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Embrace the kitsch and spend your money on bold vintage furniture, great art, and upgraded awnings. Over time you can update the windows for efficiency and perhaps do some era adjustments, but you’ll have a unique piece of cultural history to appreciate.

  • September 19, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Wood paneling may have a kitsch quality and could make a comeback someday in some form, but the drop ceilings are scary.

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