In addition to the cool “Rocky” history, the home itself has gone through quite a renovation to become what it looks like today. Here’s a look at the home prior to the updates:
Ok, now to the “Rocky” connection. In “Rocky,” it’s stated that Little Marie’s hangout is the Atomic Hoagie Shop. Well, the Atomic Hoagie Shop from the film happens to be located just across the street from this home. The location of the shop has been frequently mistaken over the years as being in Kensington in a building that resembles it, but actually, it’s located here in South Philly at the corner of 12th and Cantrell.
The block the home is located on was also shown in the scene where Rocky walks Little Marie home.
According to the listing from Coldwell Banker:
This is a lifestyle meant to be enjoyed. Completely renovated 15 Ft. Wide/ 1200+ Sq. Ft. South Philly Row offers new hardwood floors, new windows, totally remodeled kitchen new appliances, new electrical and plumbing. Enter through the vestibule and feel how spacious the home is with the open floor plan and high ceilings.
Combination Living and Dining room with beautiful hardwoods open to Large Modern Kitchen with plenty of storage. An exit door off kitchen to the Large Patio and Pergola area great for entertaining.
Large finished basement presently being used for storage. The basement offers a Full Second Bath and Laundry area with washer and dryer. The homes location offers many conveniences, close proximity to various modes of public transportation (BSL, 23 and 79), beautiful parks, walking distance to Passyunk Ave. Close to premier educational and medical facilities, and let’s not forget close to Philadelphia Sports arenas. Located on the block is a retired Paintbrush factory that has city approval to convert to High end Apartments known as the Artisan Lofts with its own parking for the owners. Opportunity knocks come see this home for yourself and all it has to offer. Move in Ready !
The realtor, Jean Zantapoulos of Havertown Sales, can be reached at 610-853-2700 or 484-645-1644.
What do you think of this home’s renovations?
–Taylor Farnsworth, @tfarnsworth3