2512 Swain Street Philadelphia, PA
$ 485,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH2032040
  • TypePending
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19130
  • NeighborhoodArt Museum (Fairmo
  • Zip19130
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1920
  • Taxes$ 4048
  • Price$ 485,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage1360
  • Lot Size1,307 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Century 21 Advantage Gold-South Philadelphia
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

In the Fairmount/Art Museum Area the 2500 block of Swain Street is unique and said to be the “nicest block in the neighborhood.” Once it was one of a very few "Garden Blocks" in Philadelphia of which only two survive today. The Garden area paved-over and re-named from Park Terrace to Swain Street, it's dimensions are wide with parking only on one side. This 101-year-old classic row home has been updated and well maintained, yet is still full of character. Enter through the marble-floored vestibule and into the combined Living Room/Dinning Room with its 14 foot ceilings, original staircase, stained-glass window and a mirrored wall that holds the original mantle. Next is the huge eat-in Kitchen with ample storage, counter space, stainless appliances and custom lighting design. Behind the Kitchen sits the Laundry Room and a Half-Bath with south-facing picture window that brings sunlight into the entire Kitchen areas. Out the rear door is a bi-level deck and steps down to a backyard garden that's very large for the neighborhood and big enough for plenty of outdoor furniture. The deck features a natural gas connection for tank-free grilling. Upstairs, with all new wood flooring, the Rear Bedroom enjoys southern sunlight through five windows, including a three-window bay. There's the original mantel and original arched door with leaded glass. The Bathroom features a jetted tub, over-sized closet and hot-house window.. The Middle Bedroom, the smallest, still features a South-facing window , large Closet with a cedar-lined storage area above. And down past the hall closet you enter the Front Bedroom with large operating skylight and room for any-sized bed set. The Basement is partially finished with a Cedar Closet, storage area and Mechanical area. Interior row house position makes home heating affordable. Walk to lots of bars, coffee houses, restaurants, shopping and the cultural attractions in the Art Museum Area. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Rodin Museum, The Barnes, Franklin Institute, Academy of Natural Sciences, and Boat House Row are all walkable or bikeable in under 15 minutes. Multiple Septa lines run through the neighborhood or stroll down the Ben Franklin Parkway to Center City. Schuylkill Banks Park, Kelly Drive and all of Fairmount Park are a jog away. It's an easy commute by bus, bike or on foot to Center City hospitals, office towers and University City, Temple University and the Avenue of the Arts. Retail and restaurants along Girard Avenue are close by. Walk East along Fairmount Avenue you'll pass CVS lots of dinning and shopping with the Historical Eastern State Penitentiary, now Museum. Whole Foods, Klein's, Giant and two Aldi supermarkets flank the neighborhood. But many, small pharmacies and family businesses still serve area.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Bache-Martin School Elementary School Bache Martin Middle School Parkway Center City High School
Price History
9/22/2021 Listed $549,900
9/30/2021 2% - $539,900
10/5/2021 3% - $525,000
10/18/2021 3% - $509,900
11/8/2021 2% - $500,000
11/17/2021 3% - $485,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, FHA, Conventional, VA
Accessibility None
Appliances Cooktop, Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Dryer - Gas, Icemaker, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer/Dryer Stacked, Water Heater
Architectural Style Traditional
Association Y/N No
Basement Improved, Partially Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s)
Days on Market 75
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Facing Direction North
Garage Y/N No
Heating Radiator
Interior Features Ceiling Fan(s), Combination Dining/Living, Crown Moldings, Floor Plan - Open, Kitchen - Eat-In, Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Wood Floors
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 1268.00
MLS Area 19130 (19130)
Middle/Junior High School BACHE MARTIN
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession 31-60 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 356.62
Property Type Residential
Roof Flat
School District 300200397108
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Interior Row/Townhouse
Subdivision Name ART MUSEUM (FAIRMO
Tax Annual Amount 4048.0
Tax Lot 145
Tax Year 2021
Utilities Cable TV, Natural Gas Available, Electric Available, Water Available, Sewer Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RSA5

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1360
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
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 No
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 1360
Room Type Living Room, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Half Bath
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 3

Exterior Features

Foundation Details Stone
Lot Dimensions 15.00 x 84.50
Lot Size Acres 0.03
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Type of Parking On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 1 Upper 1
Bathroom 2 Upper 1
Bathroom 3 Upper 1 Crown Molding,Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Skylight(s)
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main
Laundry Main
Living Room Main Living/Dining Room Combo


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

Property vs Pending Average in 19130

AVG $360K
AVG $3,876
AVG 28
Year Built
AVG 1953

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