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$950,000
14 Days Online

243 S Quince Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

For Sale|Townhouse|Active
4
Beds
2
Full Baths
1
Partial Bath
2,224
SqFt
$427
/SqFt
1850
Built
Subdivision:
Washington Sq West
County:
Philadelphia

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A once in a life time opportunity to purchase an architecturally significant town home comprised of two joined corner residences nestled into a storybook setting in the heart of Washington Square West. This home on a picturesque Olde Philadelphia cobblestone street with colorful flags waving in the breeze is actually two homes (243 S Quince St + 222 S Jessup St), connected via the kitchen and garden perfectly situated on Quince, Irving and Jessup streets. 1-CAR PARKING located at a small surface parking lot steps from the home at Jessup and Locust Street is included in this sale. This is a rare opportunity to own an historic, traditional 3+ bedroom home with multiple outdoor spaces combined with a "dollhouse" with its own separate entrance which could serve perfectly for work from home, guests, in-laws or a dream library/den, art or painting studio, spacious additional dining or entertaining space or a 4th bedroom. The home exudes style and charm both inside and out. Admire the authentic brick exterior with classic shutters and an arched wooden gate on Irving Street to enter the garden. Enter the main entrance on Quince St to a spacious and open living/dining room with Schuylkill River pine floors, high ceilings, wrap-around windows showering the space in great natural light, exposed beams and a fireplace. Ample 15' width and a deep home easily accommodates a full dining room table and chairs. Organized kitchen with plenty of storage and cabinetry + skylight overlooks a beautiful garden entered via double sliding glass doors spanning the width of the kitchen. The kitchen and a side garden provide a seamless and architecturally harmonious connection between the traditional home and the "the dollhouse," a 2-story home with basement + full bathroom currently being used as an office and a den. The top floor of 222 Jessup Street has soaring ceiling to the peak of the terra cotta tiled gable roof that creates an inspiring space with great scale and proportions. Beautiful features in this breathtaking room abound: high ceilings with angled exposed beams, a Rose window like those found in historic churches, two sets of a balcony level, romantic French doors opening to wrought iron balconies and a cozy fireplace with original mantel and handsome original tile mosaic. On the second floor of 243 S Quince St, you will find 2 bedrooms and one full bath with shower/tub enclosure and pretty stone finishes. The front bedroom is spacious with a band of three large windows overlooking the tree tops of Quince Street, a fireplace and closets. The back bedroom has access to a deck and a Juliet balcony. Plenty of thoughtful storage spaces throughout and two basements for extensive storage plus mechanicals. The top floor is the primary suite and includes a half bathroom. A grand and glorious space with the most incredible views of Quince, Irving and Jessup Streets from above. This home is need of renovation, but has the "great bones," dreamy curb appeal, location, size, hard to find work from home configuration + parking rarely found in this sought after location. Located in the coveted McCall School Catchment. A destination neighborhood - with "Best of Philly" and off the beaten path BYO restaurants and shopping - 243 Quince Street is also strategically positioned close to Jefferson and Pennsylvania Hospital, Avenue of the Arts and walkable to other popular neighborhoods like Midtown Village, Society Hill, the Italian Market, Queen Village, Rittenhouse Square, Society Hill and Old City. A well cherished and striking home is waiting for a new Philadelphian to take over its stewardship. A must see!

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Listing Snapshot
Price 
$950,000
Days Online 
14 Days
Bedrooms 
4
Inside Area (SqFt) 
2,224 sqft
Total Baths 
3
Full Baths 
2
Partial Baths 
1
Lot Size 
0.02 Acres
Year Built 
1850
MLS® Number 
PAPH2338636
Status 
Active
Property Tax 
$10,393
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees 
N/A
Sq Ft Source 
Estimated
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
8 minutes agoListing updated with changes from the MLS®
2 weeks agoStatus changed to Active
2 weeks agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style 
Traditional
Water 
Public
Sewer 
Public Sewer
Electric 
100 Amp Service
Garage 
No
Foundation 
StoneSlab
Other Structures 
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials 
Brick
Zoning 
RSA5
Levels Count 
3
Acceptable Financing 
CashConventional
Interior Features
Flooring 
Hardwood
Appliances 
Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeCommercial RangeCooktop - Down DraftDishwasherDisposalDryer - ElectricDryer - Front LoadingDual Flush ToiletsStainless Steel Appliances
Laundry 
Basement
Heating 
Hot Water
Cooling 
Central A/C
Central Air 
Yes
Basement 
Yes
Basement Description 
Fully Finished
Fireplace 
Yes
Other Interior Features 
Built-InsBreakfast AreaCombination Dining/LivingCurved StaircaseDouble/Dual StaircaseExposed BeamsKitchen - Eat-InSkylight(s)Walk-in Closet(s)Wood Floors
Main Level Bedrooms 
4
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Exterior Features
Pool 
No Pool
Roof 
Other
Other Exterior Features 
Exterior LightingSidewalksStreet Lights
Community Features
Accessibility Features 
None
Senior Community 
No
Schools
School District
PHILADELPHIA CITY
Elementary School
Unknown
Middle School
Unknown
High School
Unknown
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach The Harper at Rittenhouse Square (215) 546-0550



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