Renderings: Eight Townhomes Planned for Old City

They’ll range from $800,000 to $1.2 million.

Revolution Development Group says it plans to construct eight new townhomes, to be called Bread Street Estates, on the site of a parking lot at the corner of Race and Bread streets in Old City. The project’s leasing agent told Curbed Philly that the developer will break ground in August with the hope of finishing construction in 10 months, though that may only be the first four homes since the developer’s website says that this will be a two-phase project. According to city records, L&I granted a construction permit for the project in April.

Ambit Architecture of Philadelphia is responsible for the design, which mixes contextual brick with high-modern windows and abstract, rectangular forms. In the renderings the project looks very classy. The website describes the features:




“Designer kitchens by Siematic include granite and quartz counter tops stainless steel appliances and gorgeous cabinetry. The bathrooms are SPA-like with tile and stone floors and walls, glass shower doors and designed fixtures!”

(It is certainly exciting that someone designed those fixtures.)

According to Curbed Philly, the homes will range in price from $800,000 to $1.2 million. Each will have four bedrooms and three and a half bathrooms, a floating staircase, a garage, two balconies, and views of either Center City or the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Check out some more renderings below. (All come via the development’s official website.)

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  • NateFried

    Just eight more people with deep pockets to fight against a nice dense urban development at the corner of race and 2nd (http://www.205race.com/img/205_east.png) since it would block their views they are entitled to when they signed the sellers agreement.

    • kclo3

      1) There isn’t an OCCA anymore, and by last check, most Old City residents supported the project, and 2) A Council bill passed last year allowed for taller and denser development near the BFB, this project is effectively by-right. It’s now entirely on the developer to go ahead.

  • bhemp5

    That’s an architectural sore on the neighborhood. When will a developer capture the colonial roots of our past with a modern flair. Failure.