Often the charm of living in the heart of a historic district such as Washington Square West comes from the ghosts of century-old bricks. But there is something pleasing in the juxtaposition of minimalist new construction adjacent to Georgian-style row houses. The expansive windows on the main floor of the newly built townhouse look directly onto 12th Street, where neighboring homes are not nearly so contemporary.
The townhouse is enormous, featuring more than 5,000 square feet of living space stretched over five levels, all of which are accessible by private elevator. The basement is finished and includes the first of four full bathrooms. Upstairs is a study, a half bath and a two-car garage. The second level features a living room with aforementioned wrap-around windows as well as a chef’s kitchen outfitted with Poggenphol, Sub-Zero and Wolf finishes. Off the deck is a large deck. The master suite is on the third level with double walk-in closets and a large master bath. The third level also includes upstairs laundry. The top floor features another bedroom and full bath as well as an entertaining space with its own powder room, wet bar and deck with skyline views.
The development at the corner of 12th and Lombard began with four five-level townhomes. Two remain available for sale.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 4 full, 2 half
Square feet: 5,200
Price: $2 million
501 S. 12th St. Unit B
Listing: 501 S. 12th St., Unit B, Philadelphia, PA 19147