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Put a Bird in It: Broad Street Brownstone With An Aviary


Broad Street—Philadelphia's longest thoroughfare—still has some single-family Victorian homes that haven't been turned into apartments. Such houses tend to be vast inside; it's hard to imagine urban dwellers once had so much space. This particular brownstone is not only capacious but friendly to those who like birds: It has an aviary. Hence the ornithological theme indoors, we suppose. There are also extremely swell period details, like encaustic and figural tiles, plaster moulding, and droolworthy fireplace mantels. Size: Five bedrooms, three baths, 3,505 square feet
Price: $549,900
Outdoor(ish) space: Attached garage, yard
Green thumb bonus: Greenhouse with established plantings; part of house currently used as a flower shop
· Listing: 1220 S. Broad St. [Prudential Fox & Roach/Joseph Dougherty]