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 $225,000.
Logan Square (0 beds, 1 bath)—The only Center City contender on this week’s list is this 522-square-foot studio in the Kennedy House on 19th and JFK Boulevard. While short on storage and kitchen counter space, the unit does have access to a storage unit elsewhere in the building. Worth noting: The Murphy bed is included in the purchase. Along with the $225,000 asking, there are $363 monthly condo fees, which includes access to the building’s pool.
Pennsport (2 beds, 1 bath)—This price point buys this adorable South Philly rowhome, with a bright and colorful back patio to boot. It manages to pack in a lot of charm and character into 822 square feet. There’s not much updating needed here: There’s a new roof, sewer pipe, and electrical system. It’s asking price is $224,900.
Roxborough (3 beds, 2 baths)—To really stretch those dollars, look northwest to this 1,584-square-foot twin in Roxborough. There’s a lot to like, from all of the outdoor space (a front porch, roof deck, and a backyard) to the spacious bedrooms on the upper floors.
Olde Richmond (3 beds, 1 bath)—Here’s a sweet home on the edge of Fishtown in Olde Richmond. The 822-square-foot two-story offers the typical floor plan of a rowhome, with a living room, dining room, and galley-style kitchen on the first floor and the three bedrooms located upstairs. There’s also a back patio and a basement.
Kensington (2 beds, 1.5 baths)—Our final stop is in Kensington, where this recently renovated two-story home is up for grabs. It clocks in at 940 square feet and offers both clean-lined, modern finishes and original details like exposed brick. The real perk of the home, however, is the large backyard, which comes equipped with custom planter boxes and a reclaimed pallet fence.
Which home would you buy for $225K?
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Logan Square studio
Olde Richmond 3BR