6228 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA
$ 319,000 Beds 0 Baths 0 Sq 2,423
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A remarkable property! Zoned CMX2 and ready for any variety of uses. Originally a pharmacy in the early 20th century. Most recently a combination of accounting services and Swain's Print Shop. Now the estate of Ena Swain, noted community historian and respected community leader. 6228 Germantown Avenue consists of a 3 story early 20th century mansard roofed Victorian building. There are no grounds to take care of. Any ground around it is owned by Safeguard Storage which is next door. The first floor offers two retail windows, one on either side of the main print shop door, small office behind partitions, large open space in front and another room in the rear with toilet and sink. Right now, printing machinery is still in the first floor along with printing supplies and various pieces of furniture. One very cool thing about the first floor is that original handcrafted shelving and glass fronted cabinetry from the property's time as a pharmacy many years ago is still there! The second and third floor make up a bi-level apartment. They are accessed from a door at the right front of the building leading to the stairs going up. A door from the first floor business area can access this first floor entryway to the apartment too. The second floor is comprised of three rooms and a bath. Each room has closet storage. The rear room also includes a small kitchen. Storage closet in the hall. A broad set of steps leads to the 3rd floor that offers two rooms and bath. These two floors are bright with natural light. A full basement: high ceiling, dirt floor, gas hot air furnace, gas hot water heater, 100 AMP CB electric service, plenty of shelving for storage , wide door at rear that exits to a paved walkway leading to Safeguard Storage parking lot in rear. IMPORTANT: This property enjoys a permanent easement granted by Safeguard Storage so that the owner of 6228 Germantown Avenue can bring a vehicle to the rear to get easy access to this wide door at the rear of 6228 Germantown Avenue's basement. (See easement and attached plot plan posted on MLS.). Parking is on street. This property needs upgrades and some repairs. It is being sold "AS-IS". A property inspection will be available for review. CMX2 is "neighborhood commercial mixed use intended to accommodate active commercial and mixed use development including neighborhood-serving retail and service uses." Another print shop? A professional office? Neighborhood non-profit? We will see... Listing agent must attend all showings.


  • Price
  • $ 319,000
  • Lot Size
  • 871 SqFt
  • Bedrooms
  • 0
  • Sqr Footage
  • 2,423
  • Full Bathrooms
  • 0
  • Year Built
  • 1901
  • Half Bathrooms
  • 0
  • City, Zip
  • Philadelphia
  • Taxes
  • 2058
  • County
  • Style
  • General Retail,Professional
  • Area
  • 19144
  • MLS#
  • PAPH964950
  • Zip
  • 19144
Listing Provided by: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill



Accessibility None
Business Type Other/General Retail, Professional
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel None
Cooling None
Days on Market 68
Electric 100 Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
Heating Forced Air
Location Type Urban
MLS Area 19144 (19144)
New Construction No
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 131.65
Property SubType Mixed Use
Property Type Commercial Sale
PropertyCondition Average
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Slate, Pitched, Flat
Security Features Security System
Sewer Public Sewer
Subdivision Name GERMANTOWN
Tax Annual Amount 2058.0
Tax Lot 62
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning CMX2
Zoning Description Previously used as accountant's office and print shop with apartment above.

Interior Features

Central Air Y/N No
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas

Exterior Features

Building Area Total 2423.00
Fencing Y/n No
Foundation Details Stone
Lot Dimensions 27.00 x 39.50
Lot Size Acres 0.02
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1067.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Type of Parking On Street
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


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

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  • Monthly Principal & interest $1,939
  • Monthly Property Taxes $1,062
  • Monthly Home Insurance $67
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Price History

11/18/2020 Listed $319,000

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19144

AVG $720K
AVG $4,976
AVG 53
Year Built
AVG 1932
AVG 82
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6228 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia, PA is a Single Family Home for sale at $319000 with 2423 sqft and a lot size of 871 SqFt Acre(s). 6228 Germantown Avenue Philadelphia has 0 bedrooms, 0 baths and was built in 1901. The property's zip code is 19144 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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