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Stunning Society Hill postmodern home asks $1.5M

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The incredible home was designed in 1978 and is in need of some updating

This Society Hill home is on the market for $1.5 million.
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In a city of rowhomes, a stand-alone home hitting the market is like finding a diamond in the rough. That feature alone makes this Society Hill stunner attractive, but there are plenty of architectural gems inside the $1.5 million home that add to its appeal.

The 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home clocks in at 3,018 square feet and sits on a big 43-foot by 77-foot lot. It was designed by architect Kenneth Walter Holt in 1978, becoming one of the few postmodern homes that dot Society Hill’s landscape.

The clear eye-popper in the home is the spiral floating staircase, which winds up to the second story with parquet floors throughout. But there are other lovely details, like the two-story brick fireplace in the corner, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a center pivot door separating the kitchen and living room.

Speaking of the kitchen, it’s may be one of the rooms that needs the most updating. In general, the home hasn’t been touched since 1982, when its terrace was enclosed, according to listing agents Michael Garden and Anthony Gibilisco.

There’s an open house at 230 S. 3rd Street on Sunday, April 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.