NEIGHBORHOOD: NEWBOLD / SOUTH BROAD STREET
LIST PRICE: MID $700S/TBD
BEDROOMS / BATHS: 4 BEDROOMS & 3.5 BATHROOMS (MAIN HOUSE), 1 CAR GARAGE, 2 DECKS
STATUS: UNDER CONSTRUCTION- ESTIMATED COMPLETION- MAY 2018
Situated just off of South Broad Street, this 3-story corner home is being completed restored and renovated from top to bottom, to combine the best of the unique original structure with the comforts and high-end design of a brand new home. Located right near the intersection of Morris Street and South Broad Street, the property is just steps from the Broad Street subway line and all of the shops and restaurants along Passyunk Avenue, and just across the street from the new library and playground. The home is a mix of Victorian and Federal styles, and still has a surprising amount of original details intact, which we are excited to restore to bring back to its former glory. We will be restoring original brick façade and brownstone, along with the turret and the ornate cornice, and replacing windows throughout (including rounded windows for the turret). The current front door will be replaced with an antique double glass door, appropriate to the style of the home. At the rear of the property, the façade of the garage will be replaced to match the style of the home and the entry will be heightened. Above it, a private patio area will be added just off of the master bedroom. An addition will be added on the rear of the property on the 3rd floor, to allow for a large bedroom and access to a roof deck, both with fantastic views of Center City. Although the original details will be preserved, all of the electric, plumbing, and HVAC will be brand new, and a 10-year tax abatement will be applied for. The property will have two high-efficiency HVAC systems to properly heat and cool the home.
The first floor will feature an open floor plan with high ceilings, antique mantle with gold mirror, dining room with mini bar, and custom kitchen. The intricately carved stair railing will be retained, as well as the vestibule with its leaded glass transom and antique tile, made by the American Encaustic Tile company at the turn of the century. The large kitchen will feature custom cabinetry with brass hardware, a stainless steel Bosch appliance package, quartz countertops and full height backsplash (made to look like Calacatta marble but without the stains!), and an island with seating. Tucked behind the kitchen is a powder room and a side entrance to the home. The basement runs the length of the property and will be finished- although there is plenty of room throughout the home, it is a fantastic space for a home office, exercise area, wine room, extra storage… or all of the above!
On the second floor, pass through the beautiful original double doors to the master bedroom, which is a very large bedroom with many windows and original plaster accents and moldings. Two glass doors provide access to a private patio over the garage. Attached to the master bedroom, you will find an elegant bathroom with marble tile, double vanity, standing shower and freestanding tub, as well as a large walk-in closet. A second bedroom and bath will also be located on this level, with a seating area in the turret. The kitchen and all of the bathrooms will feature high-end Kohler vanities and fixtures- a package valued at around $60,000.
On the third floor you will find two large bedrooms, a full bathroom and a laundry room with custom cabinetry. The front bedroom features a turret and an original built-in vanity, which will be restored and painted, and the rear bedroom has large windows with fantastic views of Center City. The laundry room will feature custom cabinetry, laundry sink, and quartz countertops. Also on the third floor, you will find a spiral staircase that leads you to the deck over the main roof. Unparalleled views allow you to see all of Center City from river to river- it is a perfect place to entertain outdoors and watch the sunset.
Listing agent has also acted as General Contractor on this renovation and/or has a financial interest in this property. Please note that the photos below are pre-renovation and that the information below is to give an idea of the overall design, however design and fixtures are subject to change. Please contact listing agent for specific details and please click here for examples of finished homes by this developer.