Green Street is a lovely Philadelphia thoroughfare, particularly the stretch near the glorious Bergdoll Mansion, the home of the famous beer heir who bit the thumb off of a would-be kidnapper (among other daring deeds). Neat red brick homes and brownstones line the wide, one-lane street with lush tree cover up till 23rd. Some of the homes are grand, like the Bergdoll Mansion and state Sen. Vince Fumo's former house (he's in the Big House now). Others, like this Queen Anne, are more modest. Either way, this unhurried Art Museum area is competitively priced: A two-bedroom condo at 19th and Green, for instance, is on sale for $465,000, while a one-bedroom condo a block down is $250,000. For those who aren't looking to buy, there's a 1,000-square-foot condo for rent at 19th and Green. The space has 12-foot ceilings, plaster molding and hardwood floors, and a deck for solitary night-sky meditations. The deck looks down onto a communal garden that has a bit of the Southern Spanish patio to it—including a fountain—if you use your imagination. Okay, fine. Your imagination on acid.
Size: 1 bed, 1 bath, 1,180 square feet
· 1911 Green St #5 [Atacan Group]