Listed By:
MSC Retail, Inc.
1629 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA
$ 3,450,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH2232908
  • TypeTownhouse
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19103
  • NeighborhoodRittenhouse Square
  • Zip19103
  • StyleGeorgian
  • Year Built1899
  • Taxes$ 36102
  • Price$ 3,450,000
  • Bedrooms9
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage9000
  • Lot Size2,178 SqFt
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Welcome to 1629 Locust Street, a once-in-a-generation opportunity to acquire an architectural masterpiece by Horace Trumbauer. Built in 1902, Mr. Trumbauer masterfully designed this five-story townhouse for a sugar baron Edward C. Knight. This property is one of the few remaining contributions of Mr. Trumbauer to the architectural history of Philadelphia. In the exterior faade, Mr. Trumbauer incorporated bold design elements of 18th Century French architecture, such as wrought iron gates created by Samuel Yellin on the front door, windows and balconies. The interior of the Knight Residence is truly exquisite with the most prominent design feature being the elliptical Carrara marble staircase with an elegant iron railing that rises four stories to an oeil-de-boeuf skylight. The second floor is comprised of two Louis XV style salon rooms, which currently serve as meeting rooms. These rooms feature elaborate bronze mounts with arched windows and molded plaster rondels. The third and fourth floors are also elegantly designed in Louis XVI style. The fifth floor, which previously served as the butler's room, is connected to the fourth floor by an interior spiral wooden staircase. With generous CMX-3 zoning, this property provides a blank canvas for occupancy and redevelopment by either an investor or occupant. The location on beautiful tree-lined Locust Street is reminiscent of the opulence and elegance of old-world Philadelphia.

Price History
5/6/2023 Listed $3,450,000

General Features

Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Hot Water
Cooling Central A/C
Possession 0-30 Days CD
Zoning CMX3
Pool Y/N No Pool
Architectural Style Georgian
Construction Materials Masonry
Year Built 1899
Levels 5
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility None
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Garage Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade
Directions East on Locust from 17th Street,Left Side of Street
ModificationTimestamp 2024-03-25T08:22:53
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area 19103 (19103)
Lot Size Square Feet 2000.00
Tax Assessed Value 2579100.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name LOCUST
Tax Annual Amount 36102.0
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Interior Row/Townhouse
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 6
Bathrooms Count Main Level 6.00
Price Per Sq Ft 383.33
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 9000
Days on Market 361
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Tax Lot 44
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Partially Finished
Hot Water Natural Gas
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 9000
Full Baths 6
Street Suffix STREET
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 9
Main Level Bedrooms 9
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 6

Exterior Features

Water Source Public
Type of Parking On Street
Land Use Code DD0
Foundation Details Permanent
Water View Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 20.00 x 100.00
Lot Size Acres 0.05
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Estimated
Land Assessed Value 515820.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
LotDimensionsSource Estimated


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Townhouse Average in 19103

AVG $2.75M
AVG $23,206
AVG 578
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1909
AVG 100
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data