Penthouse Condo at Old City’s Other National Building Boasts Bridge Views

It's newly listed unit is located on the 10th floor and asks $879,900.

Old City views abound in this penthouse at The National | TREND images via BHHS Fox and Roach-Walnut

Old City views abound in this penthouse at The National | TREND images via BHHS Fox and Roach-Walnut

So there’s sort of a unique situation happening over on North 2nd Street in Old City.

As you may have seen, the gloriously orange National Products Company building –or simply “The National”– adjacent to Elfreth’s Alley has been demolished. It will soon to be reborn (and re-tiled) as a 6-story apartment building dubbed The National at Old City East. Read this excellent piece from Bradley Maule at Hidden City for more information.

However, as Maule notes, there’s a 10-story condo building across the street that now bears the “National” moniker. So yeah, we’ll soon have a dueling-National situation on North 2nd, one chockfull of apartments and the other with high-end condos.

This super cool penthouse unit at the current National just hit the market for $879,900, and offers plenty of city views from its many oversized windows. The listing from BHHS Fox & Roach says you can see the Ben Franklin Bridge (see above), Old City, the Delaware River and even the “Jersey Skyline,” which we’ll assume they simply forgot to add future onto that last one before the skyline bit.

Anyway, the penthouse comes stocked with a custom kitchen and a breakfast bar. The high ceilings allow for a ton of light to flow through the huge windows, further highlighting  the lovely wood floors. There’s a sunny balcony facing the river and the place comes decked out with two fireplaces.

The master bedroom has a pretty stellar view of the bridge, and comes complete with a master bath fit for a penthouse: We’re talkin’ marble, a whirlpool and a steam shower, baby.

Even if you prefer to walk or bike, parking is a huge added-value factor when buying a condo. This place comes with two spots, and to top it off, they’re adjacent to the elevator.

Beds: 2
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,517
Price: $879,900
Additional Info: HOA fees are $637/month