A formerly wooded stretch of Manayunk Avenue is slowly transforming into a row of new homes. In the past, this side of the 4000 block of Manayunk Avenue looked like this:

In the past

If you pass by today though, you'll see a very different scene.

Second phase of homes have gray brick

News of this project first came out at the end of 2012, according to the Roxborough-Manayunk Patch. The twelve-home project has been built in two phases, with the first five homes finishing in 2014. Those homes sold in the mid-$400K range. Despite a fire about half a year ago, the second phase has been slowly going up, and a few are currently listed at prices a little below and a little above $600K.

Head-on view of a second phase home

Though it may appear to be the case at a quick glance, these are not two-story homes. Like other projects in Manayunk, these homes sit on a steep hill and have additional stories "below grade." Each home has 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, parking, and over 3,000 sqft of living space. And the views ain't bad, either.

More homes coming

Quite a drop-off

It's hard to believe that this property sat undeveloped for so many years, especially when you consider that this project is being done by-right. We wonder, are there similar properties still to be found in this neighborhood?