Welcome to a special edition of Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. In honor of Germantown being crowned the 2017 Curbed Cup Neighborhood of the Year, we’re taking a look at its current housing stock, eyeing five great homes for sale with various price tags. Let’s dig in.
6123 Wayne Avenue, $20,000
We know what you’re thinking: What a steal! But this 1920s stone home is actually a co-op, so the $20,000 asking price buys a one-bedroom, one-bath apartment here. The 1,100-square-foot unit features a working fireplace, big rooms, and a walk-in closet. Along with the price tag, monthly fees come out to $602.
5111 Wayne Avenue, $250,000
The $250K price point goes a long way in Germantown, as evidenced by this six-bedroom twin home that’s 3,727 square feet, which comes out to $67 per square foot. Currently, it’s set up as a triplex, so consider it either an investment or a chance to turn it back into a single-family home. Either way, it looks to be in pretty good shape with plenty of character throughout.
5243 Wissahickon Avenue, $275,000
This four-bedroom, two-bath home is just on the edge of Germantown and East Falls, clocking in at 1,836 square feet. It’s pretty much move-in ready, thanks to all of the updates that the previous owners put into the property. Bonus: There’s a driveway big enough for two cars, plus a cute back patio.
121 W. Price Street, $329,900
Located just a short walk from Vernon Park, this three-bedroom, two and a half bath house is sitting pretty after what looks like a recent makeover. The wide-plank hardwood floors are matched with a wood-burning stove in the living room, and one of the bedrooms has a nice set of exposed beams. There’s also a long, fenced-in patio out back.
421 W. Walnut Lane, $445,000
The priciest home for sale on this week’s roundup is also the largest, clocking in at 4,173 square feet. It’s also ideal for someone willing to put in a little elbow grease. The stone home at 431 W. Walnut Lane dates back to 1885 and features eight bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and two-car driveway and lots of outdoor space that’s planted with perennials.