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Sold for $452,500 Sold

532 S Melville Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

4 beds, 2 baths | Townhouse
1,572 sq ft; lot: 1742 sq ft - MLS# 1000423366
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Sold for $452,500 on Jun 19, 2018


There are only a couple of blocks of 2-story townhouses with garages within the catchment area* for the high-achieving K-8 Penn Alexander public school, and 532 S. Melville St. is on one of these blocks! Built by Clarence Siegel c.1920, these homes are more modest in size than the earlier Victorian houses nearby. Theyre practical, comfortable places, easier on the budget, less costly to heat and cool - and yet, still plenty spacious. This house has 3+ bedrooms (two of the four second floor rooms are used together as a suite) and 2 baths, plus a year-round sun porch, living room, dining room, laundry closet, kitchen, and a back deck over the driveway entry to the garage. The interior is 1572 s.f. Theres also a full unfinished basement (the garage occupies one corner) with an outside entry. The location is the Spruce Hill section of University City, very close to Clark Park and the shops and restaurants on Baltimore Ave. New owners will find some projects awaiting their imagination. In an earlier life, the house was split into 2 apartments, and while the second floor no longer shows evidence of that, the first floors kitchen was made mighty small to allow space for an adjacent full bath! But the house is completely livable right now, so theres no need for immediate changes. *Catchment area residency does not guarantee admission to the school. Green Remarks: No need to have a car! The #34 trolley is at the corner on Baltimore Ave., a 15-minute ride to Center City, stopping at UPenn, Drexel, and the 30th St. Station transportation hub along the way.


  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 1,572
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Basement: Yes, Full, Outside Entrance
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Full Main Level: 1
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 1
  • Baths: 2
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Construction Materials: Brick
  • County/Area: Philadelphia County
  • Electric Service: Circuit Breakers
  • Elementary School: Penn Alexander School
  • Full Baths: 2
  • Garage: 1-Car
  • Heating: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Gas
  • Heating Y/N: Yes
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Improvements: Above Grade
  • Interior Features: Skylight(s)
  • Land Use Code: R30
  • Laundry Type: Main Floor
  • Levels/Stories: 2
  • Listing Status: Closed
  • Lot Dimensions: 16X108
  • Lot Features: Front Yard
  • Lot Size: 0.0400
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Lot SQFT: 1,720
  • Net SQFT: 1,572
  • Original Listing ID: 7165220
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Photo Option: No Photo per Seller
  • Property Type: Townhouse
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Bedroom 1
  • Sale Includes: Land Only
  • School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
  • Selling Agent: Jaclyn Dabrowski
  • Selling Office: Space & Company
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
  • Sold Date: 2018-06-19 00:00:00
  • Sold Price: 452500.00
  • Sq.Ft.: 1572
  • Story List: Main, Upper 1
  • Style: Traditional
  • Sub Type: Row/Townhouse
  • Subdivision: University City
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: University City
  • Tax Annual Amount: 4619.0
  • Tax Year: 2018
  • Total Finished SQFT: 1,572
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total Finished SQFT Units: Square Feet
  • Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 2
  • Total Non-Garage Parking Spaces: 1
  • Total SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Water Source: Public
  • Year Built: 1923
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
  • Zip Code: 19143
  • Zoning: RSA5

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