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    628 Diamond Street

    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19122
    • $180,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 23 days
    • ID#: PAPH953366
    UPDATED: 24 min ago
    $180,000
    • 7
      BEDS
    • 0.02
      ACRES
    • 2
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 1,992
      SQFT
    • $90
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Villa/Townhouse
    Built:
    1915
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    This large 3-story, 7-bedroom row-home is being sold +G+as-is.+G- It is zoned as RM-1 and has been partially renovated. The adjoining property at 626 Diamond Street is also for sale by the same owner, and these properties share a party wall, rooftops, and a large backyard, so there is the possibility to combine both properties together into a much larger one, including the backyards and roof spaces.In 2012 the property had been vandalized and the water pipes, heating ducts, and electrical wires had been removed. The original hot water heater and washing machine are still present and may still work, but it needs a new furnace. The basement now has a new electrical service, new 200 amp electrical panel, new hot and cold water manifolds, a new stack has been put in after fixing the crumbling brick from the original stack, and the soil line has been replaced out to the sidewalk. A gas meter is present but turned off, and a water meter needs to be connected once the property is ready for the water from the street to be turned back on.Starting from the basement, the house has been leveled floor by floor, with solid iron lolly-columns installed in the basement to hold up the first floor along the stairwell, and a structural bookshelf to hold up the second floor, and a structural wall to hold up the third floor. This is an area where almost all row homes tend to settle and sag over time, so the structure of this house is solid. Also, throughout the house, damaged joists have been strengthened or replaced, and damaged or missing sub-flooring has been replaced. The entire house has had most of the old plaster removed and the brick exposed, so most traces of possible lead paint have been removed.After removing the collapsing back addition, any collapsing sections of the original back wall have been rebuilt, and a new metal security door installed. The back wall of the second floor has also been rebuilt with a giant bullet-proof glass window. The back wall of the third floor has also been replaced with a new wall, including new windows and a door to access the roof.The second floor of the house has three bedrooms and a bathroom, which are mostly framed and insulated with closed-cell foam insulation to prevent drafts, and the wiring has been partially replaced. The drain pipes for the bathroom and hall laundry hookup are in place. Two of the bedrooms and the bathroom have had reinforced concrete heated floors poured. Two of the bedrooms have loft-bed spaces, and all three rooms have closets.The third floor is one giant room, which has been fully framed and insulated with closed-cell foam insulation as well as an additional layer of fiberglass insulation for both draft-protection and thermal barrier. The room is wired with ample electrical outlets and Internet connections, and the room has already been drywalled. The third floor ceiling is very high, so there is room as well as lumber to build a large loft there and effectively add an additional floor to the house. There are also drain pipes and hot and cold hookups for a small bathroom and kitchenette. There is concrete, pipe, remesh, and rebar in place to install heated flooring for this room.For both the second floor and third floor roofs, the old layers of roofing have been removed and disposed of right down to the decking, new decking has been installed, and a new layer of bitumen has been laid. The roof has also been silver-coated for energy efficiency and further durability. Cedar siding has also been installed on the back wall.The backyard has peach and Asian pear trees growing, a fish pond, fruiting grape vines, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, and mint. All trash and layers of old concrete have been removed from the backyard, including anything that could be found under the ground. A collapsing addition has been removed and reverted back to yard space and the original perimeter wall has been rebuilt with a reinforced foundation going down to a depth of 4 feet

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    628 Diamond Street PHILADELPHIA, PA 19122

    • Price: $180,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 24 min ago
    • ID#: PAPH953366
    7
    Beds
    2
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.02
    Acres
    1,992
    SQFT
    $90
    $/SQFT
    1915
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Old Kensington
    County:
    Philadelphia
    Area:
    19122 (19122)
    School District:
    The School District Of Philadelphia
    Property Description
    This large 3-story, 7-bedroom row-home is being sold +G+as-is.+G- It is zoned as RM-1 and has been partially renovated. The adjoining property at 626 Diamond Street is also for sale by the same owner, and these properties share a party wall, rooftops, and a large backyard, so there is the possibility to combine both properties together into a much larger one, including the backyards and roof spaces.In 2012 the property had been vandalized and the water pipes, heating ducts, and electrical wires had been removed. The original hot water heater and washing machine are still present and may still work, but it needs a new furnace. The basement now has a new electrical service, new 200 amp electrical panel, new hot and cold water manifolds, a new stack has been put in after fixing the crumbling brick from the original stack, and the soil line has been replaced out to the sidewalk. A gas meter is present but turned off, and a water meter needs to be connected once the property is ready for the water from the street to be turned back on.Starting from the basement, the house has been leveled floor by floor, with solid iron lolly-columns installed in the basement to hold up the first floor along the stairwell, and a structural bookshelf to hold up the second floor, and a structural wall to hold up the third floor. This is an area where almost all row homes tend to settle and sag over time, so the structure of this house is solid. Also, throughout the house, damaged joists have been strengthened or replaced, and damaged or missing sub-flooring has been replaced. The entire house has had most of the old plaster removed and the brick exposed, so most traces of possible lead paint have been removed.After removing the collapsing back addition, any collapsing sections of the original back wall have been rebuilt, and a new metal security door installed. The back wall of the second floor has also been rebuilt with a giant bullet-proof glass window. The back wall of the third floor has also been replaced with a new wall, including new windows and a door to access the roof.The second floor of the house has three bedrooms and a bathroom, which are mostly framed and insulated with closed-cell foam insulation to prevent drafts, and the wiring has been partially replaced. The drain pipes for the bathroom and hall laundry hookup are in place. Two of the bedrooms and the bathroom have had reinforced concrete heated floors poured. Two of the bedrooms have loft-bed spaces, and all three rooms have closets.The third floor is one giant room, which has been fully framed and insulated with closed-cell foam insulation as well as an additional layer of fiberglass insulation for both draft-protection and thermal barrier. The room is wired with ample electrical outlets and Internet connections, and the room has already been drywalled. The third floor ceiling is very high, so there is room as well as lumber to build a large loft there and effectively add an additional floor to the house. There are also drain pipes and hot and cold hookups for a small bathroom and kitchenette. There is concrete, pipe, remesh, and rebar in place to install heated flooring for this room.For both the second floor and third floor roofs, the old layers of roofing have been removed and disposed of right down to the decking, new decking has been installed, and a new layer of bitumen has been laid. The roof has also been silver-coated for energy efficiency and further durability. Cedar siding has also been installed on the back wall.The backyard has peach and Asian pear trees growing, a fish pond, fruiting grape vines, blueberries, strawberries, asparagus, and mint. All trash and layers of old concrete have been removed from the backyard, including anything that could be found under the ground. A collapsing addition has been removed and reverted back to yard space and the original perimeter wall has been rebuilt with a reinforced foundation going down to a depth of 4 feet
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Victorian Construction Materials Masonry Garage YN No Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types On Street Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 1992 Basement Other Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Other Fireplaces Total 0 Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 7

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features Other Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Instant Hot Water Incorporated City Name Philadelphia Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304389314564 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Twin/Semi-Detached Tax Annual Amount 1373.00 Tax Assessment Amount 98100.00 Tax Lot 157 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Rm1

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    ©2020 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Keller Williams Real Estate. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2020-12-03T07:50:23.377.
     
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