SoPhilly Spotlight: Double-wide ‘Bella Vista’ home edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a double-wide lot at 709-11 Alter St., which as an astute reader points out, is not in Bella Vista, as the realtor claims. (This post has been updated) 

Currently on the market for $389,900, this home has 1,120 sq. ft. of living space, plenty of outdoor space with a patio and a deck, along with a one car garage.

More from the BHHS Fox & Roach listing:

Rare opportunity to own a super unique, 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home on a double wide lot with huge garage, deck, outdoor space and more! Located in the heart of Bella Vista, close to where it hits the lively Passyunk Square, this is a prime spot, convenient to all your needs!



The appeal begins with this homes pretty brick facade, side yard and 1-car garage. Step inside into the wide open living and dining room area with a charming gas fireplace, window, beautiful hardwood floors and convenient half bath.




The spacious eat-in kitchen is ideal for any chef (or chef in training!) with tile flooring, stainless steel appliances, tons of cabinetry and a very cool dining room area with exposed brick, skylights and glass block windows.



Double doors lead out to a huge sunroom that takes you out to the yard, perfect for gatherings.



There is also access to the garage and steps up to the large second floor deck- another ideal place for relaxing solo or entertaining guests.



On the second floor you’ll find two nice size bedrooms with windows and closets, one with door to the deck. Off the hall is a spacious bathroom.



Follow spiral steps up to the third floor offering a extra-large bedroom, recently redone, with carpeting, large closet and sliding glass doors to the roof with fantastic skyline views?great rooftop deck potential!


The basement is super clean, and offers newer mechanicals (2011), laundry facilities and plenty storage space. New roof installed in 2014. This is a truly special home in a very desirable location? move right in!!!

Desirable location, yes, but since Alter is below Washington Avenue, this is in Passyunk Square, not Bella Vista.

7 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: Double-wide ‘Bella Vista’ home edition

  • September 4, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    “The heart of Bella Vista” my ***. Below Washington, west of 6th = Passyunk Square. What a liar this realtor is.

    • September 4, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks for keeping us on our toes, Kat! We’ve updated the post.

  • September 5, 2015 at 11:25 am

    Of course the realtor is going to say it’s Bella Vista. That adds at least 50K to the price.

    • September 8, 2015 at 8:31 am

      For me Bella Visto = negative $50K. South Street to the north and the PJ’s to the east and west. No thanks.

  • September 9, 2015 at 8:14 am

    gee whiz thanks for the compliments and kind words everyone! they really do make one feel warm and fuzzy inside 🙂 believe it or not .. even realtors and their assistants make mistakes from time to time! I’m just praying the Pope will pardon me for this grave and mortal sin when he comes to visit !!

  • September 9, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Your good homey!

    • September 10, 2015 at 10:44 am


      I’m scratching my head. What the heck are PJs?

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