Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. This week we’re looking at homes for sale asking around $275,000. Is one person’s townhouse another’s studio? Let’s find out!
Passyunk Square (3 beds, 1 bath)—Right off East Passyunk Avenue is this 950-square-foot home asking $269,900. It has a mix of handsome architectural details and some spots that could use some updating, perfect for someone willing to put in a little elbow grease into the property.
Old City (1 bed, 1 bath)—A bi-level condo is up for grabs in the Wireworks condo building, clocking in at 850 square feet. It makes the most of its south-facing position, with six large windows flooding the condo with natural light. There’s also some character, including exposed brick and timber beams. Along with the $275K price tag, there are $370 monthly HOA fees.
Kensington (4 beds, 1.5 baths)—We make our way north to Kensington, where this 1,263-square-foot home is sitting pretty. The four-bedroom home has hardwood floors and an updated kitchen, with access to a cute backyard. It shouldn’t be an issue in the winter, but the home uses wall-units for AC.
Art Museum (2 beds, 1 bath)—Over in the Art Museum/Spring Garden area, this 1,136-square-foot condo in the Carriage House Condominiums is looking for a new owner. The condo has a loft-style set up, a recently renovated kitchen, and is close to all of the action up and down the Parkway. Along with the $273,000 asking price, monthly condo fees come out to $348.
Manayunk (4 beds, 1.5 baths)—To get the most bang per buck, look to Manayunk. This 1,512-square-foot home is the biggest property for sale on this week’s list, featuring hardwood floors throughout and a big backyard. Plus, the home is on a cobblestone street, a short walk to the Ivy Ridge station.
Which home would you buy for $275K?
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Old City condo
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