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249 S Melville St, Philadelphia, PA 19139


  • Sold
  • Closed
  • Condo / Townhouse
  • 4 Beds
  • 2 Full Baths
  • 1 Partial Bath
  • 2,064 Sq. Ft.
249 S Melville St, Philadelphia, PA 19139 View this property at 249 S Melville St, Philadelphia, PA 19139
249 S Melville St Philadelphia PA 19139

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Lovely University City home on a desirable tree-lined block in the Penn Alexander CATCHMENT. Direct access from the rear yard to the Spruce Hill Association Bird Sanctuary. 4 bedroom plus large den, 2.5 baths, great light, beautiful character, front porch and garden and large rear yard overlooking the bird sanctuary. Hardwood floors, beautiful original detail (original detail including leaded glass, beautiful pocket door, and more), high ceilings. Big basement for storage. Semi-finished attic space for storage or to be finished as additional living space. As an added bonus, the rear of this home has direct (secure gate) access to the Spruce Hill Bird Sanctuary-a quiet, spacious wooded park right by your own private patio. Steps away
from nature & on a beautiful tree-lined block, this is a wonderful, value in the PAS Catchment. Superb University City location. Just 1-2 blocks to the Penn Alexander Catchment School, CVS, Green Line, Honest Tom's, Local 44 and the Bottle Shop, Pop Shop and just several blocks to Clark Park, awesome Farmers' Market, Clarkville (coming soon!) and so many coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping. Close to HUP, CHOP, Penn, University of the Sciences. 10 minutes to Rittenhouse Square by car or bike and plenty of convenient SEPTA options. Tremendous opportunity in the Penn Alexander Catchment (Three years in a row, all Kindergarten registrants offered spots. For 2015-2016, no Lottery. All registrants have spots).

Full Property Details for 249 S Melville St

  • Sold For: $422,000
  • Taxes: $3,686 (2015)
  • Status: Closed
  • Type: Condo /Townhouse
  • MLS ID: 6533356
  • Added: 952 day(s) ago

Property History

  • 249 S Melville St, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sold at $422,000 on 5/15/15
  • Listed at $429,000 on 3/13/15


  • Interior Features: High Ceilings (9 Feet or More), Ceiling Fan(s), Stained/Leaded Glass, Bay Window
  • Fireplace: Yes



  • Total Bathrooms: 3
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
  • Partial Bathrooms: 1


  • Total Bedrooms: 4
  • Bedroom 1: Upper 1

Additional Information

  • Pool Description: No Pool


  • Area: 19139
  • Subdivision: University City

School Information

  • School District: Philadelphia
  • Elementary School: PENN ALEXANDER

Heating & Cooling

  • Cooling Type: Wall Unit
  • Heating Type: Oil, Hot Water


  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Water: Public

Structural Information

  • Architectural Style: Victorian
  • Basement: Yes
  • Basement Desc.: Full
  • Square Feet: 2,064
  • Year Built: 1909

Lot Features

  • Lot Size (Acres): 0.04
  • Lot Dimensions: 16 x 108
  • Lot Description: Front Yard, Rear Yard

Financial Considerations

  • Tax Amount: $3,686
  • Tax Year: 2015

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

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249 S Melville St, Philadelphia, PA 19139 (MLS# 6533356) is a Condo / Townhouse property that was sold at $422,000 on May 15, 2015. Want to learn more about 249 S Melville St? Do you have questions about finding other Condo / Townhouse real estate for sale in University City? You can browse all University City real estate or contact a Coldwell Banker agent to request more information.

Listed by BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
Sold by BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

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