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626 Diamond Street Philadelphia, PA
$ 338,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH1024934
  • TypeTownhouse
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19122
  • NeighborhoodOld Kensington
  • Zip19122
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1915
  • Taxes$ 1373
  • Price$ 338,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage1992
  • Lot Size871 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Market Force Realty
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

This 7 bedroom home has been newly finished with MANY unique touches including heated tile floors in every room, polished exposed brick walls, floating stairs, recessed shelving, hand-made concrete counter-tops, custom-built bamboo cabinets, 10-foot high structural bookshelves, floor to ceiling mirrors, and end-grain wood tiles in the halls! With 7 full-sized bedrooms, 2 of the rooms have loft-bed spaces built into the ceiling, which can double for storage, and 5 of the bedrooms also have closets, recessed shelving, and hammock-hooks. Each room has both wired Internet connections as well as wifi, for high speed reliable Internet. There are ample electrical outlets too, with around 20 outlets per room. The basement room has 8 Internet connections, 26 outlets, and an overhead projector, so it can double as a home office or movie room! There is a lot of extra storage space throughout the house. In addition to all of the shelves already mentioned, the kitchen has 11 cabinets and four wide shelves. There are also two integral loft cabinets in the dining room and two more in the hall. There is also a stairs leading to a partially finished attic, which already has outlets, lighting, smoke alarms, carpet, and drywall installed. The basement has high ceilings, a lot of storage shelves, recessed lighting, a wood-stove to cut down on heating costs, and the sound-proofed home office mentioned above. There is a French drain underneath the basement floor running the full length of the house, emptying into a sump pit to keep the basement dry. The basement has also been mold-proofed and water-proofed. Both roofs have recently been completely replaced right down to the wood with new roof decking, asphalt, and silver-coating. There is a door opening onto the rooftop with a perfect view of the city skyline, as well as the Delaware river, and beautiful sunsets. Independent Day is especially amazing from the roof, with fireworks in every direction around you! The home is energy efficient. With all in-floor heating, the gas-furnace has no trouble keeping the entire house warm in winter at low cost (we usually spend about $200/month on heating). The entire house has also been insulated using hybrid closed-cell foam along with fiberglass insulation, for both draft protection as well as thermal protection, both in summer and winter. In addition to all this, all of the windows have recently been replaced with new windows, and the roof has been silver coated to further reduce energy costs. Also, the new on-demand water heater saves energy on hot water, and the new PEX plumbing has been insulated to save on heating and to avoid having to run the faucets waiting for the water to get hot. There is a large garden across the street full of fruit trees, and there are also fruit trees bowed down with delicious fruit in front of the house as well as in the backyard. In addition to service-berries, peaches, and pears, the backyard also has blueberry bushes, grape vines, and asparagus plants growing around the edges. There are slate walkways through the yard, and ample mulch to keep the yard weed-free. Additional perks include: the front side-walk was just re-poured last year, there are laundry areas and hookups both on the second floor as well as in the basement, the kitchen has a regular sink and a laundry sink, and there is a third laundry sink in the basement. There are also hot, cold, and sewage connections in place for a fourth bathroom in the basement if desired. The house also has a 400-amp electrical service with two panels, so there is still room for expansion! And for peace of mind, a hard-wired security camera system is functioning on the property. Lastly, the garden across the street provides a lot of extra parking space on the block! With a great location right next to Temple University and housing demand from students, this house could be used as a rental property, or you could decide to live here yourself and make it your home.

Price History
6/4/2021 Listed $380,000
8/2/2021 12% - $338,000

General Features

Accessibility 2+ Access Exits, 32 + wide Doors, Accessible Switches/Outlets, Doors - Swing In, Kitchen Mod, Level Entry - Main, Low Bathroom Mirrors, Other Bath Mod, Thresholds <5/8
Architectural Style Victorian
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Partially Finished, Poured Concrete, Space For Rooms, Sump Pump, Water Proofing System, Windows, Workshop, Daylight, Partial, Daylight, Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Window Unit(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Dehumidifier
Days on Market 178
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Facing Direction North
Garage Y/N No
Heating Radiant, Hot Water, Wood Burn Stove, Other
Levels 3
Lot Size Square Feet 1037.00
MLS Area 19122 (19122)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 169.68
Property Type Residential
School District 300200397108
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Interior Row/Townhouse
Subdivision Name OLD KENSINGTON
Tax Annual Amount 1373.0
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RM1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1992
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas, Wood
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Instant Hot Water
Living Area 1992
Main Level Bedrooms 7
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 7

Exterior Features

Lot Dimensions 15.67 x 66.19
Lot Size Acres 0.02
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Type of Parking On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Townhouse Average in 19122

AVG $390K
AVG $1,623
AVG 67
Year Built
AVG 1955

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