SoPhilly Spotlight: LoMo Roof Deck edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 1030 sq. ft. home at 1142 Durfor St.


Coming in at $225,000, this Lower Moyamensing home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a finished basement and an awesome roof deck–what more can you ask for?



From the BHHS Fox & Roach listing:

Welcome home to this beautifully maintained home in LoMo! You’ll love the neighborhood- Enjoy local neighborhood restaurants like Bomb Bomb and Los Gallos. This home is walking distance to Passyunk Sq but far enough away you will actually find parking. Enter into an open floor plan with Brazilian cherry hardwood floors.


Enjoy the large kitchen with plenty of counter space, gas cooking, and a double oven- choose to use it how it is now (an eat-in kitchen)or add an island for a cook’s dream kitchen.



There are two large bedrooms and a smaller one with access to the enormous roof-deck.






The upstairs, luxe, bathroom was recently remodeled with floor-to-ceiling Carrera marble.


Every bit of space in this home is used wisely including a full finished basement with a powder room.




If you are looking for a home that has plenty of space, on a great block, add this to your list!

What do you think of this home?

18 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: LoMo Roof Deck edition

  • November 21, 2014 at 9:42 am

    What more can I ask for? Oh, where to start? A hand rail on that staircase to the second floor. A railing or wall in that open area at the cellar steps. Very scary and dangerous areas.
    Plaster or drywall ceilings on the second floor. Fewer mirrors.

    Give me time and I can come up with more.

    • November 21, 2014 at 10:09 am

      Central Air.

    • November 21, 2014 at 11:01 am

      Adding a railing/guard/wall to the cellar steps would be my first priority.

    • November 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      someone is having a bad day. the house is pretty nicely done and more original than a lot of the homes you see in s philly

      • November 22, 2014 at 2:19 pm

        Not really mjg.
        The house does have some nice features but it also has some dangerous ones too. It’s certainly not a home for a family with young children.

  • November 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Not to throw rocks at the hornets’ nest but:

    “This home is walking distance to Passyunk Sq but far enough away you will actually find parking.”

    I live a block from Tasker and E. Passyunk and I find parking much more easily near my house than I do if, for whatever reason, I ever have drive down near where this house is.

    But then, who cares about parking? Surely no one in South Philly. 😉

    • November 21, 2014 at 11:09 am

      @Dan, not to mention that for the same price you can still get a house a block from Tasker & Passyunk!

    • November 21, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      We live on Tasker a block off Passyunk, and yeah, unless it’s super late we rarely have trouble finding a spot on a day-to-day basis. I can only think of two or three instances in the past year or so where we’ve had to park more than a block, block-and-a-half away from our apartment; Hell, half the time there’s spots directly in front. Anyone who can’t find parking around here is doing it wrong.

  • November 21, 2014 at 9:56 am

    For only $225,000 this house is a great deal!

    • December 12, 2014 at 4:05 pm


  • November 21, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    Wait. Is that wall around the back door in the kitchen mirrored?

    • November 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

      Of course it is!

  • November 21, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    You’re just picking the listings only if they have sectionals in the photos, now right?

    That is not a double oven, that is a broiler, which most ovens have.

    The roof deck is nice.

    • November 22, 2014 at 2:14 pm

      LOL @ Michelle C’s comment about the sectional.

  • November 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    Definitely made some decor choices during the last rehab of this home that aren’t going to settle well with most people. Especially those bathrooms and all the mirrors. Any why is the powder room toilet on a platform?

    • November 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

      That toilet is raised because it is in the basement and it needs to be above the sewer pipe.

      • November 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

        Fair enough.

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