This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a building that has been under construction for probably four years.
Facing Columbus Square Park, 1202 Reed St. is one of the highest-priced houses in the area at $749,000. But it must be hard to find for appraisers to find comparable properties for a house on one of the few parks in South Philly that has a front and back deck, 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. It’s also a massive 3,500 square feet with a finished basement with separate entrance.
From the listing, by Century 21 Forrester:
The home is full of custom finishes including exposed stone and brick walls, atrium, fireplace, marble window sills, recessed lighting, lots of closet and storage space and so much more…A full sized butler’s pantry and a powder room are also on the first floor. The second floor rear bedroom… has two walk-in closets. The third floor is a large pilot house that is bounded by front and rear decks that offer excellent views of the Center City skyline. It has a kitchenette… The basement receives ample amounts light through the private entrance off Reed Street and through two light wells. It has a kitchenette, laundry room, office/bedroom, and full bath with a Jacuzzi tub.
Below is the aforementioned kitchenette in the pilot house, which is big enough that it would be called a suite in most other listings:
We’re not huge fans of the Home Depot School of Renovating, which tends to strip all of the character and charm from old houses, but this one would definitely be worth considering if we won the lottery and needed a pied-á-terre.