640 Carpenter Street

Philadelphia, PA
$ 499,000 Beds 3 Baths 2 Sq 1,568
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Get ready to be charmed by this lovely 3 story home, located on a wonderful block in Bella Vista, and featuring an incredible 37 feet deep backyard oasis. Stepping through the doorway of the classic brick facade and original Tofani door leads you through a beautifully blue tiled vestibule and into the sunny, spacious, and open living area. Take a step up into the dining area and appreciate the exposed brick archway which leads into the kitchen. The kitchen is bright and cheerful with sun shining in from the skylight and backyard. There is generous counterspace, including a charming breakfast area countertop that opens back up into the dining area. Step outside and just imagine the possibilities with your 37’ deep backyard. There is already a charming gazebo to enjoy relaxing and socializing under and plenty of additional room for gardening, grilling, playing, or entertaining. The second and third levels of the home feature beautiful original hardwood floors and other original details. On the second floor you will find a spacious, bright and airy bedroom with a full sized closet and original fireplace (currently decorative). Take one step down into a connected bonus room that has wonderful possibilities as a dressing room, small office, yoga/meditation room-- whatever suits your lifestyle. The full bathroom on this floor feels luxuriously spacious and bright. Upstairs you will find 2 generously sized bedrooms, both with closets. Enjoy the skyline view from the front bedroom. The back bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with shower. There is a great sense of privacy between the 3rd floor and the rest of the home which can be appreciated in many scenarios, such as having a roommate, children, or working from home. Downstairs, the basement is clean and dry and great for storage. This wonderful home is in an incredible location-- a few blocks to the Italian Market, right by all of the charming restaurants and shops of Bella Vista and Queen Village, a quick stroll into Center City, near several parks, and on the same block as the celebrated Nebinger School. There are major bus lines nearby (including the 47 a block away) and you can jump right on 95 in just a few minutes’ drive. Parking is available in the Nebinger parking lot any time that school is not in session. This home has been lovingly cared for and is fully move-in ready and also offers opportunities to update and make it your own. Wow, come visit and make this beautiful home your own today!


  • Price
  • $ 499,000
  • Lot Size
  • 1,307 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 3
  • Sqr Footage
  • 1,568
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 2
  • Year Built
  • 1915
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Philadelphia
  • Taxes
  • $ 3557
  • County
  • Style
  • Straight Thru
  • Area
  • 19147
  • MLS#
  • PAPH1016776
  • Zip
  • 19147
Listing Provided by: Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
Data Source: Bright MLS



Accessibility None
Architectural Style Straight Thru
Association Y/N No
Basement Other
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel None
Cooling None
Days on Market 22
Elementary School GEORGE W. NEBINGER
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Y/N No
Heating Hot Water
Interior Features Skylight(s), Floor Plan - Open
Levels 3
MLS Area 19147 (19147)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 31-60 Days CD, Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 318.24
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Interior Row/Townhouse
Subdivision Name BELLA VISTA
Tax Annual Amount 3557.0
Tax Lot 146
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RSA5

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 1568
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 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 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 1568
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 3

Exterior Features

Inclusions basement shelving
Lot Dimensions 16.00 x 76.66
Lot Size Acres 0.03
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1227.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
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
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,740
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Elementary School George W. Nebinger Elementary School
Middle School Unknown Middle School
High School Unknown High School

Price History

5/13/2021 Listed $529,000
5/26/2021 6% - $499,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19147

AVG $490K
AVG $5,158
AVG 56
Year Built
AVG 1954


640 Carpenter Street Philadelphia, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $499000 with 1568 sqft and a lot size of 1,307 SqFt Acre(s). 640 Carpenter Street Philadelphia has 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and was built in 1915. The property's zip code is 19147 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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