As the first month of 2017 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at some of the homes we’ve kept an eye on for the past few months—or years. From a Point Breeze fixer-upper with a turret, to a gorgeous Chestnut Hill carriage house on the edge of Fairmount Park, here are five homes that sold in January.
A few of them nabbed a few thousand over their original asking price, while it a few tries for some of the blockbuster listings to find a buyer.
↑ This Point Breeze fixer-upper sold for $340,000 on January 24—$41,000 above its original asking price of $299,000. The new owner will definitely have a lot of work on his/her hands fixing up this property, but there are a lot of nice original details to work with, including hardwood floors, an ornate fireplace and mantel, and built-in armoires and shelves.
↑ This artist’s live-work studio in Callowhill couldn’t have listed at a better time in October, the same month that the Rail Park broke ground. But despite its prime location, some Curbed readers said the price was still too high. Apparently not, for the new owner: It sold on January 25 for $610,000, slightly above its listing price of $599,000.
↑ It took some time and multiple pricechops for this Chestnut Hill carriage house to find a buyer. But on January 17, the 3-bedroom, 2-bath home with a koi pond finally nabbed $753,000. The original asking price was $890,000.
↑ When this renovated Queen Village home hit the market in May 2016 for $969,000, readers balked at the price tag, predicting that it would need a big price cut to find a buyer. Indeed, the asking price was slashed six times before it sold on January 12 for $842,000.
↑ This Society Hill property was once one of the most expensive homes for sale in Philly, first hitting the market in November 2015 for $5,775,000. Designed to house the owner’s impressive art collection, the 6,624-square-foot home finally sold on January 5 for $3,375,000, well below its original listing price.