Living Like A Star In Philly

Living Like A Star In Philly

I've been watching reruns of The Office lately.  (You can take a boy out of NEPA, but you can't take NEPA out of the boy.)   Anyway, I was excited to learn that Jim, I mean John Krasinski and his wife Emily Blunt were selling their 5200 square foot, 7 bedroom in the Park Slope section of Brooklyn.  It's listed for $8 million and if you want to see how a celebrity power couple lives in Brooklyn, click here.

Learning this got me thinking, what would that house be worth here in Philly?  So I did some digging. Searching the comparables, I found that if you wanted a 5000-5500 square foot house near downtown Philadelphia, you could expect to pay about $2 million.  (That's only a quarter of what you'd pay in Park Slope!)  

The closest comparable I found was 1000 Clinton St.  Nestled in the heart of Washington Square West, This is slightly larger at just over 5300 square feet with one fewer bedroom.  At just under $1.9m, it's shows you why Philly is way better than New York.

If you were the Krasinski-Blunt clan though, you might need all seven bedrooms.  Never fear! That's why you hire a world-class Realtor (like myself) to help you find properties.  In Old City, 238 S 4th St has those 7 bedrooms.  It's actually 2 combined mansions, and at over 14,000 square feet, it is nearly 3 times the size of the Park Slope home.  Currently listed at $4,950,000, it is one of those most expensive homes on the market in Philadelphia, but hey, you needed that 7th bedroom, right?

Whether you're in the market for a stunning mansion of something a little more modest, I would love to help you find the home of your dreams.  E-mail me ( to set up an appointment!

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Dated: November 4th 2017
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