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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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 is Trending UP!

pic1Driving through Packer Park this morning I couldn’t help but notice yet another third story addition being added!!

This particular one was located at 3137 Croatan Place but is really only one of many we have spotted all over the neighborhood!

In addition to all of the additions being added, it seems that more and more three story homes are being built in general in the area. We also spotted a few others on Forrestal just the other day!

It is clear that Packer Park is a neighborhood filled with families that want to stay. Unlike so many of the other Center City and surrounding neighborhoods, Packer Park is filled with families that would rather stay in the home they love, in the area they know, and expand the size of the current home to fit their growing families! Most Center City neighborhoods are filled with mostly young professionals and very few children, Packer Park is mostly made up of large families with many children!

Packer Park has seen a lot of new activity this year, from the New Construction at Geary Estates (10 New Construction homes with finished basements, which sold out in record time due to the high demand) to these new additions being added all over!! Rumor has it that another exciting project is heading to the neighborhood and bringing with it 20 to 30 new construction homes by the end of 2015! Stay tuned for more info on that!

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If you would like more information on moving your family to the Packer Park area or if you have outgrown your current home and would like finding a new one, contact us today!

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 

Heavy Smoke Pours From Packer Park House Fire!

A big warm thank you to all of the police and firefighters that came out to assist with the recent fire at Brinton Estates in Packer Park!

Click Here for News Story: Heavy Smoke Pours From South Philly House Fire!

Luckily no one was seriously injured and everyone is ok!

pp1According to NBC10 News:
Three police officers are injured while rescuing an elderly woman from a house fire in South Philadelphia. The fire started around 6:30 p.m on the 3200 block of Chaucer Street in the Packer Park section of the neighborhood, near Citizens Bank Park. The fire quickly spread to at least four row homes on the block. “We were just walking out of the house and a neighbor came running up, and told us our deck was on fire,” said Mike Coplove. Dark, thick smoke was seen rising from the neighborhood and witnesses tell NBC10 they could even spot the flames from the ballpark. The three officers, who work in the 17th District, broke through the front door of that elderly woman’s home to help her escape. They were treated for minor cuts to their hands. The Red Cross is assisting 5 families whose homes were destroyed or damaged.The cause of the fire is under investigation.

For more information contact Jim Onesti 215.440.2052 or jonesti@mccannteam.com