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Gorgeous Greek Revival double with stellar courtyard asks $650K

A classic facade with a simple interior

719 Philip Street.
All photos courtesy of Elizabeth Ackal

Built Circa 1860, this restored Greek Revival double sits on Philip Street. The home is less than a block from Jackson Avenue and three blocks from Magazine Street. Both units of the double are currently under lease.

The asking price is $650,000.

At first glance, the home has a classic facade, complimented by its sizable yard, ornate columns, floor-to-ceiling windows, nicely-sized sitting porch, and an wrought iron fence.

This property has a mirrored floor plan. On the first floor, each unit has a open floor space. Since its restoration, the owner reworked the entire interior of both units.

“The day I took possession, I went about cleaning and began the planning and restoration process,” the owner of the double says. “The overall structure of the house was in fantastic shape. The exterior walls were straight and true.”

In the restoration process, the owner mentioned that most of the interior detail was unsalvageable.

The open floor living space blends into the home’s kitchen, which has marble countertops, subway tile backslash, stainless steel appliances, and a spacious island. Off to the side is a cozy breakfast area.

“The interiors are quite a departure….I pared down the details and kept things simple. It’s 2017—we live differently than the owners in the 1860s. The design reflects those choices,” the owner says.

At 2,561 square feet, the double had two units each with two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master bathrooms have free-standing tubs, dual sinks.

At the rear of the home sits a modest wooden deck that overlooks a private and shaded courtyard.