SoPhilly Spotlight: Huge, Affordable Backyard edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is not the biggest house on the block, but the backyard very well may be.


This 1031 sq. ft. house at 2340-44 Marshall St., near 7th and Ritner streets, has a listing price of $160,000.

What sets this 2 bed, 1 bath house apart is the large attached backyard. It’s also not just a 1 lot backyard, but 2 full lots for gardening and general outdoor enjoyment—which as we all know, is a rarity in the city. In addition to a backyard space, the house is also located within walking distance of Mifflin Park.

From the listing by BHHS-Fox Roach:

Incredible opportunity to own a large garden with your home! This South Philly row home comes with not 1 but 2 lots attached to the home creating a total lot size of 42 X 49! The current owners use the space for an extra large garden area. The home itself has been lovingly maintained.



The first floor features a spacious living/dining room with hardwood floors and a wood burning stove. The updated kitchen features large sliders out to the yard.




The second floor contains an extra large bathroom, and 2 spacious bedrooms. The home is located 2 blocks from Mifflin Park, and a few blocks from the Oregon Ave shopping area. Incredible buy for this up and coming neighborhood!





One of the only cons about this place is that it’s in a section of town that has no registered community organization, wedged in an unclaimed are between the Lower Moyamensing Civic Association and the Whitman Council.

But on the merits of the house itself, what do you think of it?

4 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: Huge, Affordable Backyard edition

  • September 22, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    I hope it has bunkers to hide in when gunfire from 7st flies through the yard everynight.

    • September 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

      What a stupid comment! This house looks like a good deal for the price.

    • September 23, 2014 at 3:19 pm

      I live right off 7th @ Morris and have never had an issue. Back to Mom’s basement with you!!

  • September 22, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    What confuses me is how the property taxes and utility bills are handled since it is three different addresses.

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