Center City Philadelphia Realtor Update – Brand New Listing in University City!



    231 S. 42nd Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


    Listed by
    Jeff “City” Block

    One of the grandest properties in the City, with 11′ ceilings, most gracious rooms, pristine condition, and plentiful landscaped grounds (47.5′ x. 170′ lot). This important Second Empire Italianate Villa is just Majestic. Built by the Clarks (of Clark Park fame), it offers astounding character throughout. On a beautiful Spruce Hill block, lined with towering, mature trees, the 6,000 square foot Clark House offers so many options for how to use the space. It is currently run as 5 extended-stay apartments plus a beautiful owner’s residence. All of the units are corner units! You could continue with the current business, expand it to a lucrative Airbnb model–it is the perfect set-up, or set up as a more conventional multi-unit. Enjoy as an owner occupant or a pure investor. The owner’s unit is a spacious 1 bedroom plus den and finished lower level with spectacular finishes and outdoor space. Use as-is or expand it to create a larger home in the Penn Alexander School CATCHMENT. And rent the remainder. Use as is or create different spaces to fit your personal living and/or investment needs. Come and see what works for you. Original floors, moldings, and trim throughout. And in the owner’s space, common hallways, and exterior, just a special level of character. Also, a pride of ownership you will not find anywhere. These owners have worked with the finest, most experienced contractors and craftsmen over the years to continually maintain, update, and improve this true trophy property. High Velocity Central Air. Weil McLain Ultra High-Efficiency Furnace. Circulation pump for instant hot water throughout. Energy efficient, Pella architectural windows. All windows with superb sound attenuation. Ample storage. All this in the most central and walkable location in University City. 94 Walk Score and 99 Bike Score. Less than 1 block to the Penn Alexander Catchment School. Just several blocks to Clark Park, awesome Farmers’ Market, Clarkville, Honest Tom’s, Local 44 and the Bottle Shop, Green Line Cafes, CVS, supermarkets, so many coffee shops, and the entire 40th & Walnut shopping area. Close to HUP, CHOP, Penn, Drexel, University of the Sciences. 10 minutes to Rittenhouse Square by car or bike and plenty of convenient SEPTA options. Note–Possible GARAGE PARKING 1 block away. TURNKEY Airbnb. All furniture (TVs in every unit), linens, and supplies in rental units are included. Contact agent for details.
    For more information or questions about this home or any Center City Real Estate; whether selling, buying, or even if just curious, contact the City Block Team and you will have instant access to the premier, award winning Center City Real Estate Team.
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    Jeff “City” Block, Esquire, Associate Broker
    City Block Team/Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS

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