SoPhilly Spotlight: The Twin Edition

If you’ve ever walked down a little side street called Castle Avenue (between Moore and Morris, and 13th and 15th) you probably noticed that the block is a little different than the rest of South Philly. It’s full of twins! The block above, on Morris St., is also populated exclusively with twin houses. And they’re all big- three stories, with a porch, modest front yards, side yards AND back yards. That’s three yards, total.


1325 Castle Street is having an open house this Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. if you want to see it in person.

The stats: 2,400 square feet, central air, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, hardwood floors, plenty of closets and ceiling fans for $429,000.

From the listing:

This large Passyunk Square home has recently been updated and boasts unique turn of the century design. Located on quiet tree lined Castle Ave, the street is one block long. You enter through the garden on to a front porch with an original stone facade. The open floor plan allows a view through to the recently renovated kitchen and on to the rear patio. The second and third floors each have two oversized bedrooms and full baths. The open stair offers an skylight which enhances the center living areas. There is a deck off the second floor. Two blocks from the heart of Passyunk Square this home offers 2,400 SF of totally… upgraded bathrooms, kitchen, heating and central air.


This theory holds water: the only people who dislike built-ins don’t read and they’re ashamed of it.


A different kinds of stairs! You get so much more natural light in a twin.




This seems to be a mud room or den behind the kitchen, leading out to the back yard.


Back deck off the second floor. 


A bedroom. So many closets!

–  Rachel J. Cox