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PASSYUNK SQUARE A STORY TOLD BY THE PHILADELPHIA HOME COLLECTIVE

THE STORY

Passyunk Square or East Passyunk Crossing is bounded by Washington Avenue to Tasker Street, Sixth to Broad Streets; Tasker to Snyder Avenue, Eighth to Broad Streets in South Philadelphia. East Passyunk Avenue boasts some of South Philadelphia’s oldest and most authentic traditional Italian restaurants, cozy BYOBs, fun gastropubs and modern eclectic cuisine. The Avenue is hopping with galleries, boutiques, specialty cheese shops, salons, vintage shops and an organic grocery store and bottle shop. Enjoy the Avenue’s signature special events, like Flavors of the Avenue or Second Saturday, stroll the weekly farmer’s market and gourmet Italian and specialty shops. Passyunk Square’s housing stock is comprised almost entirely of two and three story brick rowhomes. Large brownstones dating back to the 1870s and ’80s dot main streets like Federal and Wharton. Trinities built as early as the 1880s line smaller streets and alleys. Most homes utilize street parking.

THE TASTY

Photographed on the right.

If you are vegan and craving simple diner style food, you will love The Tasty. The ambiance here is that of a laid-back old-school diner. Our vegan food and baked goods menu includes many classic favorites like breakfast sandwiches, pancakes, scrambles, waffles, donuts as well as a variety of other lunch entrees and sandwiches like Chik'n Parm or Buffalo Chik'n sandwiches. Our full coffee bar offers espresso drinks both hot and cold with the option of Almond, Soy, Coconut, Oat, Macadamia . Prices are reasonable, and service is very friendly and fast.

One of the owners of The Tasty, Ben and his wife Megan.

Ben and Megan are part of the Collective tribe! Sheena Marziano has known Ben since she was 13 and ultimately helped them sell their first home and buy their forever home!

FEATURED LISTINGS

1331 Wharton Street

3 Beds | 3 Baths | 1 Half Bath

Presenting 1331 Wharton Street, one of Philadelphia's finest examples of a beautifully restored facade married with a sleek and modern interior situated in the heart of Passyunk Square, a neighborhood immersed in culture, dining and history. Built in 1920, this 3-story building has the curb appeal coveted by lovers of urban architecture: rich brownstone and buff iron-spot brick in a diaper-work pattern coupled with a newly painted second floor bay and a front door transom. Once inside, the home dazzles with open, sun-drenched spaces and offers classic simplicity, design-sensitive renovations and classic vintage restorations. Every detail is considered from the solid wood two-panel painted interior doors with original crystal glass doorknobs to the carefully restored grand staircase and exposed brick. The Carrara marble hexagon tiled entryway makes a grand and welcoming impression and the painstakingly restored white oak herringbone hardwood floors throughout the first floor add an element of preserved history. The formal living room boasts a decorative fireplace anchoring the room and the dining room with a mid-century modern chandelier easily seats a dinner party of eight. The spacious, masterful kitchen is a chef’s dream featuring custom grain matching Walnut cabinets, Fisher and Paykel appliances, honed Carrara marble countertops, concrete tile flooring, exposed brick and reclaimed Walnut floating shelves with industrial touches. The finished basement with Porcelain tile flooring and a half bath adds additional, less formal living space. On the second floor find two bedrooms, one with its own private terrace and the other with an en-suite bath with matte white penny tile flooring, a modern floating vanity and grand shower with sleek matte black Delta fixtures. A laundry room and a hall bathroom with black hexagon tile flooring and a classic subway tile tub surround, round out the second floor. The crowing jewel of the home is the third floor sun-soaked Master Suite with large closets and a spa-like bath with a modern floating double vanity with Delta fixtures, matte black tile and a stunning frameless shower with delicate rose gold Kohler Purist fixtures. In a neighborhood where private outside space is coveted, this home will not disappoint. The magnificent two-tiered composite roof deck is spacious and perfect for entertaining and dining al fresco while taking in the magnificent view of the city’s acclaimed skyline. Located within the Andrew Jackson school catchment and boasting a 10 year tax abatement, this home is a stone’s throw from public transit and Passyunk Avenue, recently named one of Food & Wine magazine’s 10 Best Foodie Streets In America. This spectacular home offers the most discerning buyer a glorious melding of old and new, formal and casual, practical and luxurious. Welcome home.

1922 South Sartain Street

2 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Imagine living the Best of Philadelphia inside and out. This thoughtfully renovated and meticulously kept home sits on a charming tree-lined street in the heart of East Passyunk Crossing, one of Philly’s most coveted neighborhoods. Inside the front door you’re greeted by an inviting open living space with warm hardwood floors, exposed brick and dimensional ceilings. The first-floor powder room is super convenient and appointed with beautiful marble hexagon tile floors. The spacious kitchen is made for the modern chef with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, lovely white cabinets and open shelving framed by a subway tile backsplash. The kitchen sink looks out into the backyard which is big enough to grill and relax with friends, maybe even do a little container gardening in the South Philly sun. Downstairs the basement is finished and offers extra living space for a home gym, artist studio, storage, man cave, lady den etc. etc. The laundry room is separate in the back making for a very functional layout. Upstairs there are two well proportioned bedrooms and a spacious bathroom complete with tub and double vanity. The front master bedroom has a walk-in closet tucked in the back that you must see to believe—you definitely don’t see the likes of this closet in South Philly very often. A quick walk out your front door will take you to Passyunk Avenue, heralded as one of the best restaurant rows in the country including favorites Laurel, Will, Le Virtu and Fond. Grab some coffee and take a walk to the book store. Pick up some pastries at the bakery, get your plant fix, take a yoga class then treat yourself to a pedicure and see some cute dogs for adoption. Catch the game at the bar or a massage down the street. In the warmer weather you can visit the weekly farmer’s market at the singing fountain and enjoy year-round festivals and events all within walking distance from your perfect new home.

1131 Mercy Street

2 Beds | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Fall in love with your new haven with the convenience of being steps away from Passyunk Avenue and public transportation. Your open plan first floor has a loft-like feel. Stainless steel appliances in your galley kitchen are backed by a beautiful backsplash that shows off the length of your custom cabinetry. Plenty of room for a breakfast nook or dining area in either the back of kitchen or forward formal dining. There is even room to add a wine/cocktail bar to entertain guests! As an added bonus you will find a finished basement with a half bath ready for you to turn into your perfect lounging area or creative space with endless possibilities. Make your way to the upper level with a spacious 4-piece tiled bath with separate shower and tub and two bedrooms. Warm wood floors on the main floor, new bamboo flooring on the upper level are just some of the upgrades this move in ready home has to offer! Come see for yourself!

FEATURED RENTAL LISTING

910 Emily Street, Unit 2R

1 Bed | 1 Bath | 1 Half Bath

Renting has never looked so good! Step through the front door to a private entry way filled with exposed brick and a spiral staircase leading up to the main door. Walk through to a spacious living room with an open concept flow into the kitchen and dining area. Off the living room, find a roomy bedroom and a full bath. A half bath with a washer and dryer is just off the living room for your convenience. In addition to the living space, this apartment is located minutes from Passyunk avenue and local restaurants and shops! Stop looking, we've found your new apartment!

EVENTS AROUND THE SQUARE

FLAVORS ON THE AVENUE

Sunday, April 28th | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Philadelphia's tastiest food festival is back! Flavors on the Avenue returns with five blocks of street food, seasonal sips, craft beer, live music, sidewalk sales and free family fun – from Broad to Dickinson streets. Over two dozen award-winning restaurants and bars will bring their signature cuisine outside. Craft beer, wine and seasonal sips will be pouring to quench your thirst. Free to attend and open to all ages. Save the date, invite your friends!

WEST PASSYUNK FLEA MARKET

Saturday, May 11th | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cross Broad Street and join us for a Flea Market along West Passyunk Avenue (from Broad to 16th Street, Outside the Melrose Diner, South Phila). Vendors From The Tri-State Area Featuring An Array Of Vintage Merchandise Such As Antique Furniture, Collectibles, Vintage Jewelry & Clothing, Artwork, Glassware, Pottery, Primitives, and Much More!

For more information, head over to Phila Flea Markets!

ITALIAN MARKET FESTIVAL

Saturday, May 18th + Sunday, May 19th

South Philadelphia’s Italian Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating outdoor market. What better way to celebrate its more than 100 years in existence than with a blockbuster street festival? This year, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes more than 70,000 visitors to the area for its annual South 9th Street Italian Market Festival. As one of the city’s most popular block parties, the entire neighborhood directs its attention towards the festival for the weekend. Tons of vendors and local businesses set up booths along South 9th Street, which a portion of will be closed off to traffic. Find the area between Fitzwater and Wharton streets free of cars and instead filled with tons of entertainment and food!

Find more information at Visit Philly!

We love Philly. It is where we live, eat, play and do business. Passyunk's residents are our friends and neighbors. Zillow doesn’t live here. We do.

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