That House Out There: Form Follows Function in Spring Garden

This modern townhome is put together with industrial precision, a fact its facade clearly communicates.

living room and kitchen

1700 Melon St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | Images via Keller Williams Center City Realty

The part of Spring Garden where this recently built townhome stands was once home to several light industrial buildings, some of which have since been converted into residences.

Given that heritage, it’s quite logical that this home would reflect that industrial aesthetic, but it does so with contemporary flair and elegance.

The main floor of this 24-foot-wide residence, for instance, is completely open in plan, which means you can arrange it to suit your lifestyle. There’s plenty of room to relax and entertain, and the kitchen is equipped to handle it all, with high-end finishes and features that include a gas range with double oven, a wine fridge and a generously sized island with bar seating. If you’re in the mood for outdoor dining or entertaining, the patio in back is just the right size for grilling.

Upstairs are the two bedroom floors. Each of the three bedrooms has its own en suite bath. The top floor master suite is extra spacious, with its own sitting area, balcony and spa bathroom with separate soaking tub, shower and dual vanities.

Above all this is a full-floor roof deck with great views of the Center City skyline. And down below is a fully finished basement that makes a perfect media room along with flex space that can be used for storage.

The quality of its construction comes through in the custom windows and carriage-house-style garage door as well.

And the location can’t be beat: you’re just steps from great shopping and dining along Fairmount Avenue, and the Parkway, Whole Foods Market and Center City are all within walking distance. SEPTA service also operates almost right outside your door.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half

SALE PRICE: $825,000

OTHER STUFF: Seven years remain on its tax abatement, and it comes with a one-year home warranty.

1700 Melon St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Paul Fontaine | Keller Williams Center City Realty]