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3-BR Townhouse in Fairmount Has That New-Car Smell

Here now, From Curbed Marketplace, highlighting an intriguing pick from that spot at the top of the page that rotates listings and makes real estate junkies refresh and refresh and refresh the page until the trackpad is dotted with blood.


Fresh, newly built homes—there's nothing like them. It's the smell of ... breathe it in ... fewer phone calls to emergency plumbers or roofers in the middle of the night. And when new construction comes with a tax abatement and attached garage, well, it's even better. Funny thing, though: This house is being marketed as being in the Art Museum area. In fact, it's between 15th and 16th on a side street that juts away from Fairmount Ave. Sure, it's in Fairmount, and the word Fairmount is often used interchangeably with "Art Museum Area," but are they really the same thing? At any rate, the listing is hyperventilating with excitement over nearby attractions:

New Construction w/Tax Abatement in Art Museum area,just in time to be neighbors w/Trendy Vie, Osteria, Route 66,Alla Spina,Shoppes & Restaurants of Fairmount Ave & the Barnes Foundation! Wowza. The house is, at least in photos, melon-sweet, with a nice amount of space supplemented by ample outdoor options: a backyard, a second-floor deck, a third-floor deck and Juliet balconies. Plenty of storage in the unfinished basement, which you could turn into an art museum, and then you'd really be living in an Art Museum Area.

Size: 3 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,808 square feet
Price: $559,000
Extras: wet bar, oversized walk-in closet
· Listing: 1512 Melon Street [Zillow]