Extraordinary New Packer Park Listing!

13235 Chaucer St
4 Bed/2.5 Bath
$444,900
Rittenhouse Square meets Packer Park!! Magnificent 20ft wide, totally renovated masterpiece with front driveway parking, rear yard, second floor deck and 4 bedrooms plus an additional den and 2.5 baths.

This wonderful home is located in the Brinton Estates section of the Packer Park 3neighborhood. Gutted and renovated top to bottom, amenities include: wide plank dark maple hardwood floors, new Pella windows throughout, new roof in 2014, custom high end kitchen with tons of beautiful KraftMaid cabinets, subway tile backsplash, quartz stone countertop including an island and peninsula- perfect for entertaining!

2Plenty of room for dining and large living room offers beautiful crown molding, built-in fireplace, luxurious lighting package and amazing woodwork everywhere! The master bedroom suite is large and luxurious with plenty of closets, natural light and private spa-like bathroom with large walk-in slate tile shower with glass doors and designer fixtures.

Two additional bedrooms and beautifully tiled second bathroom- perfect for the youngsters or guests! The exterior of the home features a paved driveway, brand new deck in perfect condition and large rear yard with brick pavers- perfect for entertaining and BBQing! Completely remolded from top to bottom in 2014, just a stone’s throw from the navy yard, FDR park, Broad Street, i95, I76, the sports complex and just a short distance from vibrant Center City Philadelphia!

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For more information or to schedule a showing, contact:
Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

BHHS Fox & Roach. McCann Team. 215.627.6005

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Packer Park and The Philadelphia Navy Yard: A Match Made in Heaven!

When people think of the Philadelphia business world, they automatically think of the busy streets and skyscrapers of Center City. What people don’t know is that many Philadelphia businesses choose to do their hustling and bustling in the quiet and scenic, Philadelphia Navy Yard. Just outside of Packer Park, this steadily developing business campus hosts 143 businesses and over 11,000 employees. The location is perfect, the atmosphere is serene and the area offers every convenience and amenity imaginable. Now, I love all areas of Philadelphia equally but after spending the majority of my time working in the a fast-paced, Center City environment, the peaceful, waterfront of the Navy Yard looks very appealing.

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Well, as you can imagine, all of these new opportunities at the Navy Yard are keeping South Philly Realtors busier than ever! The boom at the Navy Yard has caused a high demand for nearby Packer Park homes. The two areas complement each other perfectly as the navy Yard provides new resources, sports complexes and a beautified waterfront to Packer Park residents while Packer Park provides a gorgeous, family friendly place for Navy Yard employees to live. We are seeing a steady increase in highly motivated buyers thanks to all of these new employees and the future of Packer Park is looking very bright!

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For more info contact Jim Onesti BHHS Fox & Roach and The McCann Team
215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Fantastic New Listing in Packer Park!

11Large and very well maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath South Philadelphia home sitting on an 18’x84′ size lot boasting driveway parking, full finished basement and more!!1

This home features 3 large bedrooms – including a master bedroom with private tile bath, hardwood flooring under the carpeting, tons of storage and more! Modern eat-in kitchen offers newer appliances and cabinetry.

This home also has newer windows, roof, central air and heater. The finished basement hosts a wet bar, powder room and storage space, plus an entrance from the rear driveway.

All located in excellent condition! This location, just off Packer Ave has plenty of parking 22
(in addition to your own private driveway) and has easy access to all major highways and Center City.

Just one block from the subway and public transportation, and just a few blocks from FDR Park – 100 acre greenpark managed by the Fairmount Park Commission with lakes, streams, tennis courts, playgrounds and more. The homes on this sought after block rarely come on the market – don’t miss your chance!!

3114 S 13th Street – 3 Bed/2.5 Bath – $305,000. For more info contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com

Packer Park Perk #2: Golf, Fishing and Outdoor Activities!!

3One of Packer Park’s highly underrated attractions is its super close proximity to FDR Park in South Philadelphia.

When we sell homes in the area to out-of-town Buyers they are blown away by the underused green oasis within walking distance to our Neighborhood. It is definitely a huge selling point to be able to bike, jog, walk and golf nearby. In addition buyers love that the baseball/softball fields, kids playground, skateboard park, fishing, picnic & tennis areas, dog walking, nature walks and so much more are all within a couple of blocks of Packer Park!

Which other neighborhood in the city can boast that it is located two blocks away from a 348 Acre urban Oasis with a Golf course, about 125 acres of buildings, picnic areas, pathways for walking, landscaped architecture, and a variety of recreation areas placed within about 77 acres of natural lands including ponds and lagoons?

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Bordered by the South Philadelphia Sports Complex on South Broad Street, Interstate highway-95/Philadelphia Naval Yard and Pattison Avenue/ Packer Park residential neighborhood. Many Philadelphians enjoy it as a green “Oasis” for a variety of recreational activities.

2The park was built to the design of Olmsted Brothers, the firm of Frederick Law Olmsted and John Charles Olmsted in the early 1900’s. The parkland was reclaimed mostly from marshlands of Greenwhich Island one of several islands in the area created by river channels present in the 1700 and 1800’s. The use of the park for the Sesquicentennial Exposition in 1926 and subsequent improvements have moderately changed the original design, keeping the main character of the park west of Broad Street. The original plan of the Olmsted Brothers still remains highly visible and significant west of Broad Street. The official name was changed from League Island Park to Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in the late 1940s and a golf course was constructed. The park’s boathouse, gazebo and American Swedish Historical Museum are reminders of the 1926 Exposition. In 2000, the park was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places.

For more information on buying and selling in Packer Park, contact Jim Onesti today!
jonesti@mccannteam.com or 215.440.2052 Direct

The New Year is Starting off Fast in Packer Park!!

So far 2014 has brought the following sales activity to the Packer Park area!

3109 S Juniper St. 3 bed/1.5 bath sold for $265,000 on 1/14/14.
3169 Sydenham St. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $305,000 on 1/31/14.
3176 Capri Drive. 3 bed/2 bath sold for $375,000 on 1/31/14.

As well as these pending sales, scheduled to settle soon:
1539 Hulseman a 3 bed/3 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1906 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 2/28/14.
1902 Geary a 3 bed/2.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/7/14.
1827 Boise Place a 3 bed/1.5 bath scheduled to settle on 3/13/14.

Check back often for the final sales prices on these and other homes in Packer Park!

If you would like more information on selling your home, local market activity and what has recently sold in your neighborhood, contact me today! Your home may be worth more than you think!!

Jim Onesti. 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com