Eclectic Loft in Historic Rebman Building

TREND photo courtesy Plumer & Associates.

TREND photo courtesy Plumer & Associates.

The common thread among units in the Rebman building appears to be the usual soaring loft ceilings, enormous windows … and the ability to completely customize your space. The two other lofts we have featured could themselves not be more different from each other. This third unit goes in a completely different direction, combining a cosy home with decidedly industrial fixtures.

Unit 4G features the same open layout with walls of windows facing south and east. Customization is immediately apparent, and not just from the distinctive red piping. Current owners have completely soundproofed the unit. The listing promises not a peep of noise from busy streets below. The unit’s single bedroom has a wall of custom-fit wardrobes. The bathroom has been built for two and includes a full laundry setup. A workspace could easily be upgraded to a studio for two.

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Incredible Penthouse Condo With Two Lofts in Historic Rebman Building

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This penthouse started life as two separate units, which were then combined to create this double-wide penthouse suite. Given that it’s in the Loft District, it’s suitable that the condo should have more than one loft space. The original hardwood floors are lovely, and as it’s a corner suite, with windows on three sides, there’s plenty of natural light. The listing is very excited about this latter fact, noting that it’s the only unit in the building with a skylight — “and you’ve never seen a skylight like this!” (That thing better be encircled by diamonds.)

The condo is in the Rebman Building, which was built in 1903, and is one of the structures included in the Callowhill Industrial Historic District, which spans 14 blocks between 12th Street and Broad. The Rebman Building was designed by Ballinger & Perot, known for the Atwater Kent Radio Plant. (For more on this history, see PlanPhilly’s Gritty Callowhill is recognized as National Historic District.)

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