SoPhilly Spotlight: ‘Newbold meets Passyunk Square’ edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home that the listing calls “Newbold meets Passyunk Square” due to the home’s relatively close proximity to Passyunk Square and East Passyunk Crossing.


Located at 1643 S. 15th St., this home has 2,500 sq. ft. of living space and is currently on the market for $390,000.

More from the BHHS Fox & Roach listing:

Newbold meets Passyunk Square- Total New 5 Bedroom rehab featuring 2500 Sq.Ft. of living space in Newbold and yet 1 block from all the action in Passyunk Square & Broad Street subway.



This property is new from top to bottom featuring hardwood floors throughout, a finished full tile basement, nice size yard & rooftop access.



1st floor consisting of large living room, powder room, dining room and very large eat in kitchen with access to rear yard for private outdoor space.



2nd floor has master bedroom to the back of the property and 2 more additional bedrooms in the front along with full bathroom & linen closet.


3rd floor features two more additional bedrooms, a half bath & door access to rooftop.



Brand new Refrigerator, Washer & Dryer are included in sale. This is a True Walker’s Paradise with a Walk Score of 94 !


8 thoughts on “SoPhilly Spotlight: ‘Newbold meets Passyunk Square’ edition

  • October 23, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I would expect a much higher end rehab for that $ in that location. Also, is that roof access legal?

  • October 23, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Strange–no dishwasher.

  • October 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Why in the world should this house be a ‘spotlight’?? Is the intention to highlight the extremely poor quality of the renovation or perhaps the laughable price this contractor is trying to get? I’d rather see a column about an actual spotlight fixture than this. gotta up your game…just sayin…

  • October 23, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Might have been a spotlight if someone had rehabbed it actually preserving just a tiny bit of the character of the house instead of getting whatever fixtures and appliances were on special along Washington Avenue that day.

    • October 26, 2015 at 9:14 am

      I agree – the fridge and hood are stainless steel – yet the stove is white. The ceiling lights in the bedrooms cost $22.97 at Home Depot, and the facade is sad looking. $390,000 – good luck with that.

  • October 23, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I guess the price point is related to the square footage, it’s quite large. But that house looks like crap. Must have been on a tight rehab budget.

  • October 25, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Property was purchased for 45k in 2013 if the property records are to be believed. Pretty extreme profit margin they are trying to exact, given the price. Also, roof access to a mod-bit roof that is likely not load-bearing in any capacity could be trouble long-term.

  • November 20, 2015 at 10:58 am

    Outrageous price !!!

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