It's not often we come across a classic farmhouse for sale that's actually within Philadelphia city limits. But this 6-bedroom, 4.5-bath home designed by prominent local architect Robert McGoodwin fits the bill—and it just underwent its fourth price chop since hitting the market in December 2015.
Now asking for $575,000, this 4,930-square-foot property dates back to the 1850s and reportedly was built as a two-story, folk Victorian farmhouse somewhere along the banks of the Schuylkill River. It wasn't until the 1930s when the owners moved the property to its current location in Upper Roxborough that McGoodwin designed additions for the home.
Today, the home has undergone a number of updates, though it still maintains that country charm within a city. There are a number of built-ins throughout the first floor, as well as hardwood floors throughout. The bedrooms on the upper levels feature sloped ceilings that we can imagine could make for some cozy reading nooks.
Again, the asking price of this home is $575,000—it originally listed for $699,000.
- 730 Spring Lane [Sivel Group]