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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set up an appointment!
Author:Brooke Willmes Phone: 267-980-5858 Dated: November 4th 2017 Views: 372 About Brooke: I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia a...
I have 14 years’ experience in residential and commercial properties throughout the Philadelphia area and inner ring suburbs. In my former life, I practiced law in Philadelphia in the areas of Premises and Products Liability, which translated beautifully into having a deep understanding of how houses “work” and Contract Law, not to mention being in the midst of my second personal renovation.
I live with my family in Germantown in a Queen Anne and previously lived in Fishtown until 2011. I am originally a native of Rochester, NY (go Wegmans!) and attended undergrad at Eugene Lang in New York City and University of Rochester, where I received a BA in Political Science in 1998. I attended Law School at State Universit y of New York at Buffalo School of Law where I received a Juris Doctor in 2003 and became a member of the PA Bar as well in 2003. I practiced in Philly for 2 1/2 years before making the leap to real estate, my true love.
I am a dog fanatic with a beautiful Husky/Collie (I’d guess?) mix at home…I can most likely find you a rescue dog too if you’d like one for your home! I am a sucker for old homes with original details, Back staircases, stained glass but love elements of most periods of design.
When I’m not selling houses, I can most often be found hanging out with my two young daughters at all the kid hot spots in town.
2014 & 2018 Space & Company Leadership Award
2017 and 2012 Space & Company Top Producer Transactions Award
2017 Space & Company Double Digit Sales Growth Award
2016 Best Realtor-Philadelphia Home Magazine
2013-2015 Five Star Real Estate Professional Award