When the artist Chris Perot bought this unit in the small condo building at Cuthbert and Mascher streets in 2003, the space in the former Old City factory was wide open. So Perot hired Studio Agoos/Lovera to create definition using glass and wood panels hung from the ceiling, wood columns, and elements like a massive, 2001 monolith-style fireplace to divide the space. “I love the wood ceilings and the proportion of the space,” Perot told Philadelphia Style in 2003 — and it’s likely there are plenty of buyers who will feel the same way.
In a small, secluded building with only six units, this second-floor apartment can be configured for two, three or four bedrooms because of its flexible space. The central area has 11.5′ ceilings; three exposures have windows that are more than six feet tall. The kitchen featured poured concrete countertops (not granite! It’s a miracle!) that match the (necessarily) radiant-heated concrete floors.