231 S 42ND ST
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Sold 8/10/2016
  • 7
  • 7
Single Family Home

One of the grandest properties in the City, with 11' ceilings, most gracious rooms, pristine condition, and plentiful landscaped grounds (47.5'x170' lot). This important Second Empire Italianate Villa is just Majestic. Built by the Clarks (of Clark Park fame), it offers astounding character throughout. On a beautiful Spruce Hill block lined with towering, mature trees, the 6,000 square foot Clark House offers so many options for how to use the space. It is currently run as 5 extended-stay apartments plus a beautiful owner's residence. All of the units are corner units! You could continue with the current business (or expand it to a lucrative Airbnb model--it is the perfect set-up) or use as a multi-unit. Enjoy as an owner occupant and as an investor. The owner's unit is a spacious 1 bedroom plus den and finished lower level with spectacular finishes and outdoor space. Use as-is or expand it to create a larger personal residence in the Penn Alexander School CATCHMENT. And rent the remainder. Of course this property could be a glorious mansion as well. Use as is or create different spaces to fit your personal living and investment needs. Come and see what works for you. Of course, you will want to leave the amazing details intact. Original floors, moldings, and trim throughout. And in the owner's space, common hallways, and exterior, just a special level of character. Also, a pride of ownership you will not find anywhere. These owners have worked with the finest, most experienced contractors and craftsmen over the years to continually maintain, update, and improve this true trophy property. High Velocity Central Air. Weil McLain Ultra High-Efficiency Furnace. Circulation pump for instant hot water throughout. Energy efficient, Pella architectural windows. All windows with superb sound attenuation. Ample storage. And all this in the most central and walkable location in University City. 94 Walk Score & 99 Bike Score. Less than 1 block to the Penn Alexander School. Just several blocks to Clark Park, awesome Farmers' Market, Clarkville, Honest Tom's, Local 44 and the Bottle Shop, Green Line Cafes, CVS, supermarkets, so many coffee shops, and the entire 40th & Walnut shopping area. Close to HUP, CHOP, Penn, Drexel, Univ. of Sciences. 10 minutes to Center City by car or bike; great SEPTA options. Note--Possible GARAGE PARKING 1 block away. All furniture (TVs in every unit), linens, and supplies in rental units included. Contact agent for details.

Property Details
  • Philadelphia
    school district
  • Other
  • $8,122.00
  • 1867
  • 6740379
Double oven
Fireplace in living room
Central air
Hot water heat
Natural gas heat
Zoned heat
Breakfast bar
Breakfast room
Wood floors
Full basement
Partial basement
Elementary school: PENN ALEXANDER
School district: Philadelphia
On street parking
Stone exterior
Lot acreage is: 0.19
Lot dimension is: 48X170
Lot zoned: RTA1
Public sewer
Public water
Property style: Other
Tax year: 2016
Family room is 0 x0
Family Room Level: Upper 1
Master bedroom is 0 x0
Master Bedroom Level: Main
Bedroom 2 is 0 x0
Bedroom 2 Level: Main
Bedroom 3 is 0 x0
Bedroom 3 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom 4 is 0 x0
Bedroom 4 Level: Upper 1
Dining Room is 0 x0
Dining Level: Main
Kitchen is 0 x0
Kitchen Level: Main
Living Room is 0 x0
Living Room Level: Main
Full baths on lower floor: 1
Full baths on main floor: 2
Full baths on upper floor: 4
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Name Type GreatSchools
Penn Alexander School Elementary School, Middle School / Public 10 0.1 mi.
West Philadelphia High School High School / Public 1 0.77 mi.
Jubilee School * Pre-School, Elementary School / Private N/A 0.29 mi.
Christ Academy * Elementary School / Private N/A 0.24 mi.
Spruce Hill Christian School * Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 0.2 mi.
The City School * Elementary School, Middle School, High School / Private N/A 0.2 mi.
Address Distance Sale date Sale price
231 S 42ND ST 0 mi. 8/10/2016 $1,325,000
1233 REMINGTON RD 4.5 mi. 12/22/2017 $930,000
901 SUMMIT RD 5.97 mi. 5/15/2018 $1,025,000
6925 SCOTFORTH RD 6.07 mi. 3/1/2018 $1,060,000
7103 SHERMAN ST 6.62 mi. 5/1/2017 $1,125,000
335 ROSE LN 6.79 mi. 4/17/2017 $1,018,000
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231 S 42ND ST, Philadelphia, PA 19104 is a 7 bedroom, 7 bath single family home was sold for $1,325,000.
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