A recent report from a subsidiary of the real estate website Zillow found that homes with “craftsman” features were likely to sell at a significant premium. Among entry-level homes (those priced in the lowest third of the market), that premium equates to a 34 percent increase. Among homes priced in the top tier, the word craftsman in the listing results in a 20 percent increase. After the report was released, we wondered what homes in the Philadelphia market with craftsman in their listing looked like. These three show a variety of interpretations of the term.
708 Caledonia St.
Monthly taxes: $676 (this property is under abatement)
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom, newly constructed home in Andorra is listed as “craftsman style.” It does feature the gabled roof lines and shingles that give arts and crafts style homes such curb appeal. We love the gourmet kitchen with custom — and enormous — cabinets, built-in bench seating, and a huge center island. Plus, the master suite boasts a spa-level en-suite bath with a soaking tub. Of course, there’s shiplap in the living room.
1115 Pierce St.
Monthly taxes: $208
Tell me all about it: The listing for this two-bedroom home in East Passyunk is brief in its mention of craftsman influence, only making claims about the rowhouse’s Pella door (which is lovely). Inside, the nearly 1,100-square-foot home features lots of light and an eat-in kitchen with a fab pantry. We love the outdoor spaces, which include a sunny patio out back and a small balcony off the second floor. The unfinished basement is waiting for a remodel, too.
377 Hermitage St.
Monthly taxes: $197
Tell me all about it: The listing for this three-bedroom Roxborough home calls it a “craftsman cottage farmhouse meets row home.” The home does feature a homey enclosed porch and original hardwood floors, wooden arches and exposed brick. It also boasts a darling green back yard with an arbor separating a private outdoor dining area.