340-42 S 4TH STREET Philadelphia, PA 19106

340-42 S 4TH STREET, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Single Family Home for sale in Philadelphia, PA

for $2,195,000 with 5 bedrooms and 3 full baths, 1 half bath. This 4,800 square foot home was built in 1803 on a lot size of 43X86.

Property Information

  • $2,195,000
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 3 Full Baths, 1 Half Bath
  • Single Family
  • 4,800 Square Feet
  • Taxes are $11,645
  • Traditional
  • Active
  • Lot size of 43X86
  • Built in 1803
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Center City Neighborhood
  • Philadelphia County
  • MLS/Web ID is 1000481680


Built in the manner of a London townhouse and a fine example of Philadelphia's Federal style, 340 S. 4th Street most recently was the residence of Samuel Sadtler, one of Society Hill's earliest and most dedicated pioneers in the neighborhood's restoration. It's now offered along with its adjacent 19x86 beautiful garden space with brick courtyard opening to Green's Court and a 1-car off-street parking. The house was completed in 1805 to serve as the city home of John Johnson Jr., a prominent Quaker abolitionist. This house, like so many others in the city, was a sad shadow of its former self when originally purchased by Mr. Sadtler in 1967. He set about restoring it, using research, his own craftsmanship and a good bit of scavenging to find proper period materials. What stands now is a testament to his many years of hands-on work, grand in its time and by today's standards. Tall sash windows, high ceilings and red pine floors in its front parlor and formal dining room; restored plaster walls; a stately main entry with fanlight window; a front-to-back entry hall containing a classic Federal-style staircase; chair rails and substantial baseboard and crown moldings with period-appropriate profiles; box locks and King of Prussia blue marble fireplace surrounds as well as carved fireplace mantles are some of its most important hallmarks of 19th-century style. To the rear of the house is a kitchen with a large fireplace and access to a brick herringbone-patterned terrace and large expansive beautiful garden (19' x 86') on separate deed. There is also a powder room and closet storage in the kitchen area. Private quarters on the 2nd floor include a study now lined in mahogany bookcases and with 2 closets; a main bedroom suite generous in scale with 14' ceilings, a wood floor, 3 windows for excellent light and a simple bathroom. On the 3rd floor are 3 bedrooms that share a Jack n Jill bathroom. Each has closets and original moldings. In the attic is space with interesting Palladian-window dormers, perfect for converting to a studio or perhaps a guest suite. A separate apartment, accessible via an exterior staircase and entry, is located to the rear of the main house and has a kitchenette, living/dining area, bath and bedroom. 3-zone heat. Restoration work may make it eligible for tax abatement. Own a well-kept piece of history in Philadelphia's Society Hill Historic District, thanks to the painstaking work of its steward and restoration pioneer, Samuel Sadtler.

Room Information

  • Attic
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Bedroom
  • Dining Room
  • Family Room
  • Kitchen (Eat-In)
  • Living Room
  • Master Bedroom
  • Master Bedroom
  • Other

Interior 9


  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Range
  • Refrigerator


  • Basement
  • Full Basement
  • Unfinished


  • Wood Floors

Heating Source

  • Oil

Heating System

  • Hot Water
  • Hot Water Heater: Gas
  • Zoned


  • 9' + Ceilings
  • Trash Compactor

Room Features

  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Main Floor Laundry


  • Public Sewer

Water Source

  • Public Water

Exterior 2


  • Brick
  • Stone


  • Off Street Parking

† Excluded Feature

Neighborhood & Schools


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340-42 S 4TH STREET, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 is a Single Family Home for sale at $2,195,000 with 4,800 sqft and a lot size of 43X86. 340-42 S 4TH STREET has 5 bedrooms, 3.1 baths, and was built in 1803. The property's zip code is 19106 which is in Philadelphia, PA

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Pricing History

Date Price Price Change Description
9/18/2018 $2,195,000 -12.02 % Price Change
9/18/2018 $2,495,000 Price Change
5/4/2018 $2,495,000 Listed Price

Market Pricing

Average % of sale price Median % of sale price
All listings in Philadelphia $493,153 78 % below $310,000 86 % below
Single family listings in Philadelphia $388,446 82 % below $279,900 87 % below
Sold listings in Philadelphia $157,550 93 % below $135,000 94 % below

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Population Growth (since 2000) 3 %
Median Income $38,982
Median Age 34.87
Households w/ Children 25 %

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  • Vacant 66130
  • Rented 282519

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