We can't tell you what this vintage Tri-Taylor row house looked like prior to a renovation, but, based on the wholesale nature of the job, we'd guess it was fairly uninhabitable. Why else would you load a darling 1893 brick house with stock interiors? It's competent but all pretty ho-hum 'til you come face-to-face with one of the bedroom suites. Where most folks would place their nightstands sits an open air jacuzzi. Not that we're estranged from the notion of a intimate private lair, but there's something weirdly ceremonial-looking about the implanted tub. Without a doubt, you're sure to be the center of attention when hoisted onto the pedestal. The other thing that strikes us as a little clumsy is the mounted mini-TV. It's off to the side at ceiling height, much like a hospital room arrangement. The absence of natural light only heightens the parallel. New-to-market, this 5/4 does offer immense space for the price: a mere $350K. Best keep it in mind.
·Listing: 904 S Claremont St. [Koenig & Strey]