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Old-world Victorian on South Broad asks $700K

It’s been in the same family since the 1930s

A series of colorful Victorians with bay windows in South Philly.
This South Broad Street mansion (center) is on the market for the first time since the 1930s.
Courtesy of Michael Becker, BHHS Fox & Roach

A big South Broad Street mansion filled with original Victorian details and room to spare has hit the market for the first time since the 1930s to the tune of $700,000.

“What’s really unique about the house is its condition,” BHHS Fox & Roach listing agent Michael Becker said. “It’s in original condition and pristine.”

This 5-bedroom, 2.5-bath Victorian has been home to generations of the same family for the past 80-some years. The 3,160-square-foot property itself is more than 100 years old, and many of original architectural details have been maintained by the family.

There are stained glass windows in the foyer and the bathrooms, a marble fireplace in the living room, and original cedar cabinetry and closets down in the basement. The third floor features an in-law suite with its own kitchenette and bathroom.

The home could use some updating in some parts of the home, but no doubt the bones are there. The property also extends from South Broad Street to an alley, where there’s a private patio and one-car garage.

Becker, who listed the home just three days ago, said there has already been an overwhelming interest in the property, from young families who want to keep it as a single-family residence and others who want to convert it into a triplex, which is the current setup of some of the adjacent properties.