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$425K for 4 Bedrooms; Penn's Short-Lived Vineyard Experiment

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Fun fact: Francisville was once the site of William Penn's failed vineyard experiment. Before the area (bounded by Ridge Avenue to Francis Street and 19th Street to Girard Avenue) came to be called "Francisville," (the earliest record of this is in 1839) it was actually called "Vineyard," ostensibly named for the vines he had planted at Springettsbury Manor in the hopes they would yield some New Country wine. He was too busy to give the vines the TLC they so desperately craved, so they all died. But we ain't mad because everybody knows Philly's a beer town, anyway. Oh, by the way: this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home (currently under construction with a spring 2015 delivery date) is currently being listed for $425,000, and includes a 10-year tax abatement. The 1,800 square-foot home features a backyard and patio area, multiple master suites, a fireplace, and a roof deck fitted with an outdoor grill and seating area. And the Porcelanosa kitchen features a built-in wine fridge, for all your viticultural imports.

· About Francisville [Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation]
· William Penn And Beermaking in Colonial Pennsylvania [Beer History]
· 1923 West George Street [Redfin]