What is now an utterly unique 4-floor home on Sixth Street between Bainbridge and Fitzwater was once a working firehouse. The 1850s-era 3,200-square-foot building has been completely transformed by a wacky and wonderful colorful facade and indoor improvements by an owner who won the 2010 “Friend of Philadelphia Fire Fighter’s Achievement Award.”
The home is on the National Register but has plenty of modern touches: a wine bar in the family room; a Viking stove and granite countertops. The space has four to five bedrooms, depending on how you want to use the rooms, two of which are en suite masters. There’s basement storage and a roof deck and the home is in the Meredith catchment. The coup de grace? There’s a dumbwaiter, which is good if you have an elderly dog (or one too lazy to climb the stairs).
The home has recently been relisted with a price reduction. Current ask: $879,000
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