We told you about a four-home project on 2nd Street in Pennsport a few weeks ago, and mentioned in passing two more homes under construction nearby, across the street from Herron Playground. At the time, we thought we were providing an update on that project, foolishly thinking we'd mentioned it before. Upon further review, we never have!
So here's the skinny – developers bought 1333-35 S. 2nd St. at the end of last year, paying $450K for the pair of lots that go all the way through to Hancock Street. They've wisely subdivided the lots and are now building four homes here, with two on 2nd Street and two more on Hancock Street. Two of the homes are already under agreement and one of the Hancock homes is currently listed for $470K. Each home has 2,500 sqft of living space, with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. And as we said, they have very easy access to a playground, a huge benefit for somebody with young kids.
Around the corner from these new homes, we can provide an update on an addition project on Earp Street that we first told you about a couple years ago. It looks like the conversion of a warehouse into an apartment / architecture office might not be quite complete, but it's really close. The rendering was perhaps a little more exciting than what actually got built in terms of details, but it's still one of the more interesting buildings in the neighborhood. Here's a look at what it looks like now in comparison to the original rendering:
We happened to be driving when we explored this area, and we'll never do it again. These little blocks are incredibly narrow, and some of them end with raised metal sewer grates that seem designed to slash your tires. Our tires made it out in one piece, but we don't think we'll risk it again in the future.