Philly is one of the top cities in the country for house flips—five neighborhoods were named among the top 30 zip codes for house flips by Realty Trac earlier this year. And the results are quite impressive: Here are 10 recently renovated homes for sale in Philly with brand-spanking new kitchens, bathrooms, and more with price tags ranging from $150,000 to just under $2 million.
Parkside (3 beds, 2 baths)—It really is possible to buy a good-sized home in the city for less than $200,000. This 1,440-square-foot home is close to the zoo and Fairmount Park, and it recently underwent a top-to-bottom renovation. There are new hardwoods, a revamped kitchen, and new windows. And we're digging the tiles on the stairs. Asking price: $150,000.
Newbold (2 beds, 1 bath)—Here's another lovely home that makes the under-$200K cut. The rowhome was last renovated in 2007, though it has a new paint job and the basement is now dry-locked as of this year. The backyard patio is an added bonus, too. Asking price: $169,000.
Spring Garden (1 bed, 1 bath)—We immediately fell for this historic carriage house in Spring Garden when it hit the market earlier this month. Built around 1859, it's steeped in history, yet made livable by today's standards thanks to a recent renovation. If you want to get your hands dirty, the downstairs garage is still a raw space and has a lot of potential. Asking price: $349,000.
Fairmount (4 beds, 2 baths)—Down the street from Eastern Penitentiary is this totally rehabbed 3-story rowhome. It's clearly move-in ready for someone with a love for modern finishes. We're fans of the painted exposed brick in the living room, too. Plus, there's a fenced in back patio. Asking price: $465,000.
Fitler Square (3 beds, 1.5 baths)—This gorgeous home pulls off the whole rustic-chic look off really well. The home was built in 1915 but most recently got special treatment from an architect. Now, it features finishes from Restoration Hardware, Room and Board, Design within Reach, according to the listing. Asking price: $665,000.
Fishtown (2 beds, 2 baths)—This property was completely renovated from a "dilapidated" industrial building into a live-work space, with retail on the first floor and the residence on the second and third levels. It's zoned for mixed-use, so whoever buys this property has a number of options to play with. There's also a large fiberglass deck off the kitchen and the home is located right along Frankford Avenue. Asking price: $925,000.
West Philly (5 beds, 5 baths)—Clocking in at 3,455 square feet, this renovated property has been fixed up from all angles. Currently serving as the owner's residence and a mix of rental units, the kitchen has been completely transformed, and the entire home has new windows—all 45 of them. There's also been a fourth floor addition to the property, which looks out to Clark Park. Asking price: $950,000.
Art Museum (3 beds, 2.5 baths)—With a price tag just under $1 million, this Art Museum rowhome was recently renovated and boasts 3,491 square feet of space. Built in 1917, the home now has a new kitchen, bathrooms, and a huge backyard space with a 500-gallon pond. The entire fourth floor is reserved for the master suite. Asking price: $975,000.
Chestnut Hill (5 beds, 3.5 baths)—This historic property in Chestnut Hill was the home of local architect Robert McGoodwin, who is credited with designing many of the homes in Chestnut Hill and the surrounding area during his time. Over the years, it's undergone numerous renovations, though much of the original details have been preserved. Asking price: $1,195,000.
Bella Vista (3 beds, 3 baths)—A creative couple transformed this former warehouse into an artsy home three years ago. And it just chopped $105,000 off its asking price. The home features floor-to-ceiling windows, lots of light, and big open entertaining spaces—not to mention a private patio in the back. Asking price: $1,495,000.