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Revolutionary Rehab! Art + Real Estate = MAGIC

Chris Somers

In 2003, Christopher Somers united forces with his wife Stephanie, a Philadelphia native, to engage in a real estate career...

In 2003, Christopher Somers united forces with his wife Stephanie, a Philadelphia native, to engage in a real estate career...

Jan 24 3 minutes read

Remember Jeannie DiCarlo's "house with all the balconies" in South Kensington, featured by the Somers Team earlier this year? 

Among the most gorgeous listings to ever have fallen into the hands of the Somers Team, this home was the first step toward the current boom South Kensington is experiencing.

Our own groundbreaker Stephanie Somers was so inspired by Jeannie's renovation that she bought and flipped the house next door,. 1720 N Hancock St., and the UNBELIEVABLE finished product is now on the market!

A 101-year-old townhouse combining Old World-rustic with modern amenities, this flip is anything but cookie cutter. Between the amazing location (same block as Stateside Urbancraft! Have you tried the jalapeño vodka yet?) and the custom touches throughout, 1720 N. Hancock St. is bound to fly off the market fast.

We can't believe how amazingly Stephanie was able to rehab this house with nothing but her own two hands. Independent flipping has never looked so good!

Original features and modern touches coalesce beautifully in the finished product. All of this and more can be found in the home:

NEST-Controlled Smart Technology HVAC
4 Huge Bedrooms
Exposed Brick
Recessed Lighting
Stainless Steel Appliance Package
Huge Cellar w/ Exposed Stone
Arabesque Tile
Built-In Speakers and Bluetooth Stereo
Large Private Yard
2.5 Gorgeous Bathrooms
Original Inlayed Hardwoods
Original Wood Staircase
Farmer's Sink, Wine Rack
Exposed Beams
French Country-inspired bath
2,100 square feet of space

Check out these before-and-after photos of the rehab:


Between listing Jeannie DiCarlo's home and flipping 1720 N. Hancock St., Stephanie has SINGLE-HANDEDLY raised comps in South Kensington. Check it out!

Following suit, the out-of-use furniture factory next-door to 1720 N. Hancock St. is going to be raised to make room for a community of LUXURY townhouses within the next year. Exciting stuff!

Get in while the getting is good; see the full, gorgeous listing today!

A true groundbreaker, Stephanie Somers is exactly the super strong, independent rehabber up-and-coming areas like South Kensington need to get their home values on the map.

We can't wait to see what else pops up in the 19122 as area rehabbers begin taking lessons from the likes of Jeannie DiCarlo and Stephanie. We'll be sure to keep you updated!

Showings begin on Saturday 7/22!

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