48 West Queen Lane

Philadelphia, PA 19144

$1,200,000
Price
3
Beds
1
Bath
1
1/2 Bath
6,000 Sq. Ft.
$200 / Sq. Ft.
6,000
Sq. Ft.
$200
per Sq. Ft.

Description

Presenting the Jos E McGuirk and Son Moving and Storage Building, one of Philadelphia's finest examples of adaptive reuse, offering the most discerning buyer a glorious melding of old and new, industrial and cozy, vintage and modern. Built in 1899, this handsome red brick building stands high above Queen Lane, its gloss black carriage house doors flanked with flourishing planters. Ghost signs harken the past and the building's former life. Once inside, find everything you'd expect from such a commanding...Presenting the Jos E McGuirk and Son Moving and Storage Building, one of Philadelphia's finest examples of adaptive reuse, offering the most discerning buyer a glorious melding of old and new, industrial and cozy, vintage and modern. Built in 1899, this handsome red brick building stands high above Queen Lane, its gloss black carriage house doors flanked with flourishing planters. Ghost signs harken the past and the building's former life. Once inside, find everything you'd expect from such a commanding structure: sun-soaked open spaces, soaring ceilings, limewashed brick walls, wood beams, exposed ductwork and burnished metal. The patinaed hardwood floors and exposed ceiling joists honor the building's previous lives and history, both fascinating and important. A manual Otis-Fensom elevator uses a traditional rope and pulley system and is a nod to turn-of-the-century industrial design. At ground level, find a creative's dream. Currently used as a woodworking shop, this wide-open blank slate with exposed brick walls, a sink and task lighting have endless uses. A workshop, painting gallery, ceramics studio, fabrication showroom and gym are just a few ideas. Scooter and motorcycle parking offer off-street convenience and a full basement below with 4' footings add an additional level of workspace. On the second floor, find a gracious floorplan filled with incredible architectural detail, yet uniquely suited to comfortable everyday living. Offering design-sensitive renovations and vintage restorations, this main living floor has defined, cozy spaces while remaining open and loft-like. Here, pottery and mid-century candlestick collections take center stage against a backdrop of colorful textiles and plants. A pellet stove centers the room and offers a reprieve from the chill of crisp winter evenings. A powder room boasting a refurbished sink, a restored door from a local church, raw brick and reclaimed transom windows adds convenience and elegance. The kitchen is practical and functional with soapstone countertops, Edison bulb industrial light fixtures and matte grey cabinetry melding seamlessly into the design of the room. Quiet elegance awaits in the third-floor primary loft with original details that have been blended with modern comforts, creating a truly inspirational sanctuary. Open to allow light to bounce throughout the space, the bedroom merges modern influences and the innovative design of a five-star hotel. With exposed brick, southern yellow pine floors, shelving sourced from a sugar house in Vermont, and an enviable walk-in closet that raises the standard from an ordinary closet to a boutique-like space, this bedroom is everything you'd expect from a home of the highest caliber. The spa-like bath features marble penny tile floors, a vintage pedestal sink, and an oversized shower with classic subway tile. Two additional enclosed bedrooms, a reading nook, space for yoga and a second living room space create a relaxing, magazine-worthy masterpiece. The crowning jewel of the home is ladder access to the roof where the sunsets are breathtaking. The home boasts a new roof, new front windows, and a 3-zoned HVAC system, all completed using the finest materials while respecting the architectural essence of the original structure. Nestled in the Penn-Knox neighborhood, historic Grumblethorpe and the Trinity Lutheran Church anchor the block on cobblestoned Germantown Avenue. Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books, Maker Artisan Pizza and Howell Park are within a few blocks. Nearby, the revitalized Wayne Junction, which dates back to the 1880s, houses Attic Brewing, Merzbacher's Bakery and Deke's Barbeque. Wissahickon Park offers 57 miles of trails among 18 acres of lush parkland and Center City is just 20 minutes away by train or car. In a neighborhood rife with historic architecture, this adaptive reuse is an architectural marvel. A truly exceptional property with charm and thoughtful renovations in a soul-filled building. Welcome home.

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Property Details for 48 West Queen Lane

Tax ID Number
884342135
Ownership
Fee Simple
Condo Coop Association
No
HOA
No
Structure Type
Other
Style
Converted Dwelling, Loft with Bedrooms
Levels/Stories
3
Waterfront
No
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LISTING UPDATED: 09/26/2022 02:26 PM

Property Details for 48 West Queen Lane

StatusActive
MLS #PAPH2162356
Days on Market9
Taxes$1,287 / year
HOA Fees-
Condo/Co-op Fees-
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Fee Simple
Year Built1899
Lot Size0.04 AC / 1,895 SF
CountyPhiladelphia County
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Building Information for 48 West Queen Lane

Stories3Year Built1899Building Size-Lot Size0.04 AC / 1,895 SF

Payment Calculator

$5,795 per month

30 year fixed, 5.89% Interest

Principal and Interest

$5,688

Property Taxes

$107

HOA Dues

$0

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Property Information for 48 West Queen Lane

Location
    Location
  • School District Name: THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA
  • School District County ID: 300200397108
  • SchoolDistrictSource: Listing Agent
  • County: PHILADELPHIA
  • MLS Area: 19144 (19144)
Waterfront / Water Access
    Waterfront / Water Access
  • Water View: No
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Oriented: No
  • Navigable Water: No
  • Tidal Water: No
  • Riparian Rights Y/N: No
Association / Community Info
    Association / Community Info
  • Senior Community: No
  • Type of Condo
Taxes and Assessment
    Taxes and Assessment
  • Tax Year: 2022
  • Tax Assessed Value: $92,000
  • Year Assessed: 2022
  • County Tax: $0
  • Improvement Assessed Value: $82,483
  • City Town Tax: $581
  • Land Assessed Value: $9,517
  • Clean Green Assessed: No
  • Land Use Code: LA0
  • Zoning: RSA3
  • Tax Lot: 26
  • School Tax: $706
  • Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N: Yes
Rooms
    Main
  • # Bedrooms Count Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Count Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Full Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Half Main Level: 0
    All Upper Levels
  • # Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 3
  • # Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 2
  • # Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 1
  • # Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels: 1
    Upper Level 1
  • # Bathrooms Count Upper Level: 1
  • # Bathrooms Half Upper Level: 1
    Upper Level 2
  • # Bathrooms Count Upper Level: 1
  • # Bedrooms Count Upper Level: 3
  • # Bathrooms Full Upper Level: 1
    Rooms
  • Stories: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Building Info
Lot / Land Information
    Lot / Land Information
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 24.00 x 79.00
  • Lot Dimensions Source: Assessor
  • Parcel ID: 950915
Parking
    Parking
  • Type Of Parking: On Street
Interior Features
Exterior Features
    Exterior Features
  • Pool: No Pool
  • Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Utilities
    Utilities
  • Heating: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Cooling Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Heating Type: Zoned
  • Heating Fuel: Natural Gas
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Water Source: Public
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer

Property History for 48 West Queen Lane

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
DateEvent & SourcePrice

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Public Records for 48 West Queen Lane

Taxable ValueLand-Additions-Total-
Tax Record2022$658 ($55 / month)
Home Facts
Total Finished SqFt6,000 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt6,000 SqFtStories3Lot Size1,895 SqFtStyleMiscellaneous IndustrialYear Built1910ZoningRSA3CountyPHILADELPHIAAPN88-4-3421-35

Schools near 48 West Queen Lane

This home is within Philadelphia City School District.
RatingSchoolTypeGradesDistance
Public - K to 5
Public - K to 8
Public - 9 to 12
Public - 9 to 12
RatingSchoolDistance
Kelly John B School
PublicK to 5

Fitler Academics Plus
PublicK to 8

King Martin Luther High School
Public9 to 12

Central High School
Public9 to 12

School ratings and boundaries are provided by GreatSchools.org and Pitney Bowes. This information should only be used as a reference. Proximity or boundaries shown here are not a guarantee of enrollment. Please reach out to schools directly to verify all information and enrollment eligibility.

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48 West Queen Lane is a single family home for sale in Philadelphia, PA 19144. This property was listed for sale on September 24, 2022 by Compass at $1,200,000. It has been on the market for a total of 9 days and was last sold on May 8, 2014. This listing's school district is Philadelphia City School District. Nearby schools include Kelly John B School, Fitler Academics Plus and King Martin Luther High School. 48 West Queen Lane is a 3-bed, 1.5-bath, 6,000 sqft single family home built in 1899.

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