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Fitler Square fixer-upper lists for $850K

It needs a lot of work

A completely gutted room with a staircase in the center.
This fixer-upper in Fitler Square wants $850,000.
Courtesy of Solo Realty

It has come to this: A fixer-upper in Fitler Square has hit the market for $850,000, and is already pending sale after one day on the market.

The 3-story home, built in 1867, looks to be in pretty good shape from the exterior. But inside, it’s clear that in addition to its steep price tag, the home needs a lot of elbow grease and TLC. Some of the hard work has already been completed: It’s been gutted and structurally repaired, and historically-certified windows have been installed. But the rest is up to the new owner.

The listing photos reveal a pretty bare-boned, 4-bedroom home—there are no bathrooms at the moment. That said, the 2,623-square-foot property really does have plenty of potential. And some of the character remains: There’s a foyer and marble fireplace in the living room (no sign if it works), and the main staircase remains in the center of the home.

The home has also been zoned for off-street parking. Out back, the driveway/back yard is hidden behind a unique brick wall that was recently rebuilt and now features a garage door.

At $850,000, this home isn’t the most expensive property for sale in the Fitler Square neighborhood, but it’s undoubtedly in the least move-in ready shape. If it helps, the listing comes with some conceptual designs to help the future owner get started. And the location is pretty ideal, almost smack dab in the middle between Rittenhouse Square and the Schuylkill River Trail.