SoPhilly Spotlight: Original Girard Estate home edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a charming, historic Girard Estate home that’s a bit of a fixer upper.


Coming in at $300,000, this five bedroom and three bath home at 2512 S. 20th St. could be a beautiful and grand home with a bit of work.


More from the RE/MAX listing:

Here’s your chance to own a piece of history! Rarely offered, this one of the original Girard Estate homes designed by the Windrim brothers in 1906.



This home is historically certified and maintains the authentic characteristics from when the home was built.



Because the home does need some updating, a 203K/ construction loan would be a good fit for a buyer who is looking to update the kitchen and give it the TLC it needs to restore this home to all of its glory.





The home offers brilliant natural light and intricate details hard to find in todays cookie-cutter rehabs.




Take a look, use your imagination, and make it your own!

A look at the backyard

What do you think of it? Do you see potential in the space? 

5 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: Original Girard Estate home edition

  • April 17, 2015 at 10:32 am

    That news story about the refineries by girard estates causing health problems would have me thinking twice about this propety. Its too bad cause its a beautiful house.

  • April 17, 2015 at 11:19 am

    Girard Estates is a quiet gem, why isnt it more popular? This neighborhood looks like it could have easily been transplanted from Swarthmore, Lower Merion, or New Hope. The homes are beautiful stone, 100 year old, houses with backyards, driveways and tree lined streets. I wish sites like Passyunk Post, Curbed- Philly, and Naked Philly etc focused more on Girard Estates.

  • April 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    The refineries have been around since the Civil War. Nothing new.

    I have been living in GE for 40 years. It is a great neighborhood. I chose to live here even after moving out of my parents house instead of fleeing to NJ like so many others. So called East Passyunk is nice place to visit to dine, but the homes are a tad small.

    Again, as far as the refineries, if you think something bad is coming from, I doubt whatever it is stops at Broad Street. I’m sure the wind carries whatever to the Delaware across Passyunk and Pennsport and even Rittenhouse Sq.

    If the refineries are a problem, I suggest moving to the midwest.

    • April 18, 2015 at 9:17 am

      I would prefer to take my chances with the occasional wind direction, rather than undocumented landfills, contaminated aquifers, or proposed pipelines.

      Once you calculate the odds, homes in Girard Estates seem more attractive.

  • April 18, 2015 at 11:58 pm

    I’ve always thought of Girard Estates as one of the most charming and pleasant neighborhoods in the city.

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