SoPhilly Backyard Oasis (& reader) edition

For this week’s SoPhilly Spotlight, we bring you one of the prettiest back yards in the heart of East Passyunk. The owner also happens to be a devoted reader, nearly from day one, so that doesn’t hurt.

So nice...
So nice...

Listed for an even $300,000, this 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath clocks in at about 1,460 square feet at 1834 S. 12th St.

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From the listing by Coldwell Banker:

Prices are going up faster than the mercury rises in hell. It’s amazing. Your new home offers square footage, charm, original detail, and a romantic rear yard. Rather than financing someone else’s choice kitchen this home affords you the opportunity to do your own personal upgrades.

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Isn’t needing work usually a con? Anyway:

Enter through the adorable arched doorway adorned with unique stone and strong brick. Enjoy entertaining in the large open floor plan and imagine your celebrations spilling out to the landscaped, tree covered yard. Upstairs relax in your soaking tub and quit fighting over sink and counter space, the bathroom has plenty. Two large rooms on the 2nd floor are crowned by a massive 3rd floor loft with exposed beams. Hardwood t/o!

T/o means “throughout,” btw.

That is one big-ass tub
That is one big-ass tub

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And this is a really cool bedroom, with the beams above.

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So, for $300k, good deal or not?