Property’s Morning Obsession: Unique Queen Village Loft in the Fitzwater Factory

This two-bedroom is being described as a “real” loft–which is a meaningful distinction in the world of overhyped listings copy. The word “loft” gets applied to almost anything with an open floor plan and vaguely high ceilings these days, which can be confusing when it’s a rowhouse.

This beautiful and unusual unit in the Fitzwater Factory, however, merits the description more than most, since it’s an open 38×27 space with 15-foot-high ceilings, 11-foot-high windows and a loft bedroom.

Aside from that loft bedroom, there’s another bedroom on the first level, which offers a measure of privacy; and a third delineated space that can be used as an office or den. Industrial character comes from the original wide-plank floors, the claw-foot tub, a salvaged-wood vanity and a wood-burning fireplace. And all that is just for starters; there’s so much more to admire. Is it any wonder we’re obsessed with this place?

The sale is being handled by the City Block Team’s Jeff “City” Block, who wins the award for Best Adaptation of a Last Name By a Realtor. Asking price: $419,000.

765 S 2ND St Unit E, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19147

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  • ICDogg

    So I’m counting 3 instances of trash talk coming from Pittsburgh players:

    Antonio Brown calling Boykin a candy bar;
    Steve McClendon saying the league has figured Vick out ( );
    Isaac Redman saying the Eagles D is not worried about the run
    ( ).

    I’m sensing a narrative here.

    • bentheimmigrant

      Losing record, big mouth?

    • Nancy

      My guess is they are trying to fire themselves up??? Why else would you make these comments when they obviously don’t have anything to back it up with? But I love how the Birds aren’t biting. Call it boring, but I can’t wait to see our D put them in their place on the field.

  • teltschikfakeout88

    Thought that Keith Jackson was the 1988 rookie of the year.

    • ICDogg

      Nope. That was John Stephens of the Pats.

      The OROY and DROY are awarded by the Associated Press. The UPI used to give out separate NFC and AFC ROY awards, and Jackson won the NFC ROY for that year.

      • teltschikfakeout88

        sure but why does that not still count as a ROY in something… the comment made was that we have never had a rookie of the year….didn’t state specifically offensive/defensive/NFC or AFC? Not nitpicking just saying

        • ICDogg

          I guess so, but the problem is that UPI, once considered a major news organization, is no longer relevant. Since 2000 it has been owned by the Moonies. And UPI stopped doing the awards some time in the 90s.

  • ICDogg

    I agree, by the way, that neither Cox nor Kendricks is at all likely to win DROY. Of the two, though, I think Cox would be the one who has the better shot. He would have to have a few really standout games where he got multiple sacks in order to accomplish this, and people would start comparing him with JPP.

  • GoBirds1

    I think you meant to say that is not a lot of tread left on the tires. GoBirds!

    • ICDogg

      or a lot of tread off the tires, I guess.

      Well, if we could tire the Giants D, we should be able to tire the Steelers D with a similar approach.

  • Vic in LA

    As far as the candy bar…I’ll bite. (shoot me) Let’s see how he plays vs the Steelers. If he drops a pick we go with Butterfingers. If he plays like a probowler then he’s Payday. If he plays like a god and is out of this world then he’s Mars. If Boykin, DRC and Nnamdi shut the Steelers down, then they are the Three Musketeers.