Jawdropper of the Week

Mixed-Use Magic in Callowhill for $775K

This bi-level condo in a historic converted industrial building has the live/work/play mojo down cold. All it needs is its own coffee shop.

429 N. 13th St. #5B-6B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Realty

We can’t say this for sure, but if the wall decor in several of the rooms of this dynamite loft condo in Callowhill is any guide, its owner must have served lots of venison to his (and we’re pretty sure in this case it’s a he) dinner guests.

This condo has the dining area and kitchen to handle that hunter’s feast. It also has soaring high ceilings, loads of industrial-chic style, and a bi-level layout that has separate and distinct spaces for all of those key elements in the live-work-play triad.


The stylish spiral staircase takes you between the public and private living spheres. Upstairs, you’ll find the public spaces — the beautifully equipped kitchen (insert standard description of upscale kitchen here, add stuffed animal heads), the dining area with its striking overhead light, and the living area, which has a balcony loft overlooking it.

Roof deck

Above all this is your own private roof deck for outstanding outdoor entertaining.



Home office

Hall bath

The private living spaces and the work space occupy the lower level. It too has high ceilings that allow light and air to flow across the various spaces via less-than-full-height divider walls.

Master bedroom

The master bedroom boasts ample storage space and an updated bathroom with dual vanities — but this may be one of the few homes out there whose hall bath is more luxurious than its master. The home office on this floor has its own separate entrance from the outside, making it ideal for an entrepreneur who wants to run a business from home.

This home comes with two deeded parking spaces, but the agent senses that anyone who buys this home won’t need at least one of them, if not both, for the agent’s description says they offer “extra storage space.” And since this home is a stone’s throw from Chinatown, the Reading Terminal Market, the new Rail Park, Franklintown and City Hall for starters — and since it also offers “unparalleled access to the entire city via the Broad Street Subway” — we’re certain that the agent is correct in his assessment.





SALE PRICE: $775,000

OTHER STUFF: Felix is welcome, but not Fido — the building is cat-friendly but prohibits dogs. Smoking ditto. In addition, you might want to get used to hosting visitors you’ve never met: this home was featured on HGTV’s “My Home Is Worth What?” and is included in tours of the Callowhill Industrial Historic District.

429 N. 13th St. #5B-6B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 [Mickey Pascarella | Keller Williams Realty – Center City]