This unusual Fishtown building has a huge living space and a vast 30×76 workspace, as well as a full-height basement. The pretty, decorative facade doesn’t lead one to expect what’s now a utilitarian workshop on the first floor — the kind of area that can be left alone for builders and creators who come to the neighborhood for just this kind of space, or turned into a living area, like the one upstairs.
That living space has been warmed up with parachute ceilings, which are a silky, curvy I Dream of Jeanie contrast to the harder materials used in the custom-built kitchen (love, love, love) and the cast concrete bathroom (love, love, love). Asking price? $550,000.
2152-54 E. Norris St.
• Listing: 2152-2154 E. Norris Street, Philadelphia