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217 Catharine Street Philadelphia, PA
$ 1,400,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH990914
  • TypePending
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19147
  • NeighborhoodQUEEN VILLAGE
  • Zip19147
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1915
  • Taxes14624
  • Price$ 1,400,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3188
  • Lot Size1,742 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

JUST WOW! Truly a rare find in Philadelphia! Gorgeous brick-fronted town home on one of the most beautiful blocks of Queen Village. With views of Mario Lanza park from the front windows, the main home features four bedrooms, two and and half baths and is situated on a property that runs from Catharine Street to Fulton. Behind the main home on Fulton Street (220 Fulton) is a fully restored guest quarters with a garage on the first level, and a one bedroom, one bath bi-level living space perfect for an in-law suite or nanny apartment! This fully functional living space with it's own private gated entrance could also be ideal for an Airbnb or the ultimate "home office!" The beautiful gecko mosaic on it's wall gives the guest home an air of distinction on the cobble stone street and the owners affectionately have named it "Gecko House." Enter the main home through the beautiful double-doored entrance with it's arched glass transom where you will find a spacious and open living /dining room with a large brick fireplace and bright sunlit windows overlooking the park across the street. The home features original pine floors throughout. Glass French doors separate the kitchen from the living space and there is a powder-room located directly before the kitchen entrance. The kitchen is a chef's dream and features a six-burner professional gas cooktop and vent, double ovens, and is thoughtfully designed with ample storage and counter space. The kitchen has radiant heated floors and offers roomy, eat-in kitchen space! There is direct access to both the side patio and garage from the kitchen. Upstairs on the second level are three equally sized, spacious bedrooms and a full bathroom. All bedrooms have original pine floors throughout, one bedroom features exposed brick and the front facing bedroom has a beautiful Pennsylvania bluestone fireplace. On the third level is the main bedroom with a large wall of closets, and a stunning bathroom with double vanity, radiant heated floors and a massive multi-head steam shower. At the top of the staircase to this level is the entrance to a fabulous two-tiered roof deck with a gas line, electric and water. Awesome views of the city and surrounding neighborhood abound from the mahogany wood decks. The guest home is an original trinity and houses the garage on the first level. Accessed with it's own entrance through a secure gate on Fulton Street, the second level is an open living room and newly added full kitchen complete with washing machine. Upstairs is a bedroom with fireplace and a separate, spacious full bath. All in all, the property features five bedrooms and three and half bathrooms. The home is highly energy efficient and has spray-foam Insulation in all exterior, basement and ceiling surfaces, a dual zoned high-efficiency heating and air-conditioning system and a high efficiency hot water heater. 217 Catharine is located in the highly rated Meredith School District and is close to many restaurants and an easy drive to Philadelphia's major highways and bridges. The home is directly across the street from the peaceful and serene Mario Lanza Park which contains a wonderful dog park.

Elementary School Middle School
Meredith William Elementary School Meredith William Middle School
Price History
3/5/2021 Listed $1,400,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 7
Elementary School MEREDITH WILLIAM
Garage Spaces 1.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air
Levels 3
MLS Area 19147 (19147)
Middle/Junior High School MEREDITH WILLIAM
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 61-90 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 468.54
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Interior Row/Townhouse
Subdivision Name QUEEN VILLAGE
Tax Annual Amount 14624.0
Tax Lot 35
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RM1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 2988
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Other, Fully Finished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 3 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 3 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Lower Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count Lower Level 3 1
Below Grade Finished Area 200
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 3188
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 1
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Garage - Side Entry
Inclusions All appliances (as-is) in main home and guest home. All furniture in guest home. All roof deck furniture.
Lot Dimensions 18.60 x 88.00
Lot Size Acres 0.04
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1637.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 1
Type of Parking Attached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19147

AVG $460K
AVG $4,534
AVG 32
Year Built
AVG 1953
AVG 96
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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