This unit on the market in the Lippincott references the past without being slavishly historic. With a Duncan Phyfe (or Duncan Phyfe-style) table, modern art, industrial lighting, oriental rugs and African art colliding in an eclectic mix, a steel beam with plump rivets spanning 14 feet, floor to ceiling, represents both old and new.
The Washington Square apartment has multiple views of the park from 19 custom-designed windows.
This two-bedroom, two-bath condo is up for rent in a swank, pet-friendly doorman buildingparking for one car (a “sedan” is specified). Though the interior is certainly attractive, what really makes this unit stand out is the terrace, which is a rather stunning 800 square feet–enough space for another apartment (albeit a windy one). The views from the terrace are fantastic, too.
Monthly rental price: $5,000.
SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Washington Square condo This fabulous condo overlooking Washington Square offers copious unique and custom features including 19 oversized windows, high-beamed wood ceilings, exposed brick and hand-stained and laid hardwood floors. And while it’s located in a great, accessible section of the city, the massive master suite will tempt you to stay at home [...]
This 1,750-square-foot deli/restaurant’s business has just been reduced in asking price from $175,000 to $145,000. But where is it? One commercial real estate website lists the address as 601 Walnut Street, but that’s the Curtis Center, so no. The broker’s website has the address as “9th and Walnut Area” and “in the Heart of Society Hill.” Also: “just a few blocks away from Washington Square.” As well as: “conveniently located in the heart of a residential area with tons of foot traffic to local wine and spirit store and supermarkets.” Hmm.
We called the agent, Nick Quinn, who represents the sale of the business, for clarification, but he declined to give the actual address. “We want to protect our client,” he said, very Bond-like.
Wherever the mystery restaurant is (and we won’t pry but maybe Starr or Garces should), we do know it has a license for takeout beer. “This could easily be converted into an amazing BYOB,” says the listing, which we imagine was penned by Quinn-Bond.
This 4 bedroom, 7,000-square-foot home on Washington Square offers, according to its listing, “Upper East Side Lifestyle at Phila Prices!” But forget New York. This home is classic Philadelphia all the way, revealing plenty of history from the time it was built in 1825. Some improvements have been made, of course, since the James and Wharton set (Philadelphia edition) might have lived there: two-car gated parking; elevator; a security system; a closet with its own heat zone.