Is it a Condo? Or a Loft? Historic Lippincott Unit Satisfies Both

An exposed brick workspace is a highlight.


In a sea of new construction, sometimes all condos converge into a mass of neutral walls, big windows and boxy floorplans. This unit stands out for being more mod-loft than historic Society Hill condo. Of course, it’s actually both.

The three-bedroom unit overlooks Washington Square and sits in the historic old Lippincott headquarters (built in 1900). It’s spread over more than 2,700 square feet and the open-plan, 10-foot ceilings and exposed beams and ductwork give it a more modern feel. Because it’s situated in the luxury condo building, it also features amenities like a private elevator, private guest suite, garage parking, gym access and a concierge. The master suite includes a private marble bath with glorious soaking tub.

Yes, there is a gourmet kitchen and yes, a private bath with fancy soaking tub is always pretty great. But the highlight of this listing is the exposed-brick office nook. Behind the archway, there is just enough room for a desk. It feels like the perfect place to tuck into to do some work without feeling completely exiled from the rest of the home.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2.5
Square feet: 2,716
Price: $1,790,000

Listing: 227-31 S 6th Street #4NW, Philadelphia, PA 19106