There are all sorts of nice neighborhood amenities around this fourth-floor corner loft apartment in a former garment factory in Callowhill: Great pubs and eateries a short walk away (Prohibition Taproom, Bufad Pizza…). Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market almost at your doorstep. Broad Street and the Spring Garden subway station just around the corner. And a great view out your south-facing windows that will soon include what may be the neighborhood’s nicest amenity: the Rail Park, which will run right past this building.
And you can enjoy all this in an open, airy, flexible and sun-drenched live/work space thanks to those huge eight-foot-high south-facing windows. The 12-foot-high-ceilings add to its sense of spaciousness, and the original wood beams, cherry floors, and painted brick and pipes give it loads of funky charm.
The main live/work area features built-in cherry bookcases and a kitchen with an island that seats four and extra storage space in elevated cabinets. The dining area has room for a table that can seat up to ten, and a divider separates it from a roomy home office area.
The bedroom has both ample closets and built-in storage units, and the bathroom is outfitted with dual vanities and contains the stacked washer and dryer. You could configure this unit to contain a second bedroom if you like.
Go ahead and crank up the stereo — this condo has an upgraded electrical system that includes separate circuits for two office spaces and upgraded wiring for the audio and entertainment area. And you won’t have to worry about disturbing the neighbors, for this is the only unit in the building fitted with a custom sound dampening system in the ceiling, floor and party wall. This system also makes for an extra-quiet space when you’re not playing music or watching TV or movies.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,678
SALE PRICE: $540,000
OTHER STUFF: The unit is also equipped with a whole-house water purification system and comes with an indoor parking space.
429 N. 13th St. #4G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123
429 N. 13th St. #4G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 [The Sivel Group | BHHS Fox & Roach]