First-Time Find

First-Time Find: A Brand-New Pad in Francisville for $299K

This bi-level new construction condo has plenty of space, modern touches and a great location.

1731 Ridge Ave. #1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | TREND images via Zillow

Situated mere blocks from Center City in the thriving Francisville neighborhood, this condo is substantially below the median neighborhood home value of $379,600, making it a great investment. With easy access to the restaurants and shops that line Fairmount Avenue and Broad Street, this pad is great for a couple or roommates searching for a lively and hip scene. The space was designed with attention to detail and is largely customized courtesy of Carmel Developments.

The first floor, with its floor-to-ceiling windows, is bright, open and airy. The kitchen is nothing short of luxurious and soothing. Six-inch-wide oak flooring nicely complements the white cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, stainless steel appliances, soft close doors and drawers, Moroccan tile backsplash and peninsula with seating. The space is sleek and fresh.

The first level also contains a bedroom, which could be outfitted as a nursery or guest bedroom. The bathroom is outfitted with a walk-in, glass-enclosed shower with an accent tile. The floor also features a laundry area complete with a washer and dryer.

Upstairs, you’ll locate the luxurious master suite. Light floods the space thanks to the tray ceiling with light boxes and large windows. A bathroom is attached. An intercom system with buzzers is an added bonus.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,349

SALE PRICE: $299,000

OTHER STUFF: The home has a 10-year tax abatement and a one-year builder warranty. The condominium fee covers common area maintenance, snow and trash removal, and the building’s master insurance policy. The listing on Elfant Wissahickon’s website is for the upper unit in this building, priced at $339,000; the $299,000 condominium featured here is the bottom, cheaper unit #1.



1731 Ridge Ave. #2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Keith Adams | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

1731 Ridge Ave. #1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Keith Adams | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors via Zillow]