Loft Living Without the Loft in Pennsport for $345K

This striking renovation turned an unassuming Pennsport rowhouse into an outpost of Callowhill chic.

2017 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 | Photos: Christin Sites Productions via Geofferson & Co.

Submitted for your delectation: the first rustic-industrial-chic loft condo that not only isn’t a condo but isn’t a loft either.

Exterior front

Instead, this Callowhill showstopper comes disguised as a Pennsport row house. Builder Geofferson & Co. even cleverly left the vinyl siding on its cornice to throw off the unsuspecting.

The cognoscenti, however, will note the deep blue paint on the exterior (a definite improvement on this home’s former pale pink front) and conclude there must be something interesting going on inside.


And there is. This home offers urbane, sophisticated style and appointments in a neighborhood not known for those characteristics, at least not yet.

Just check out the open main floor, with its two accent walls: a nice exposed-brick one just inside the door and a weathered wood one in back by the kitchen.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Next, check out that kitchen. Top-of-the-line LG appliances make it useful, and the Shaker-style cabinets, Cararra marble countertops, open shelves and stylish lighting make it beautiful.


Then there’s the master suite. Design elements like the barn door over the master bath and the exposed brick wall provide the industrial while the tilework and fixtures provide the chic.

Then there’s the attractive rear courtyard, which contains both a fire pit and the large fruit-bearing tree that gives this project its name (“Treehaus”).

And all of this comes in an unassuming blue box in an ideal location for a surprisingly modest price.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $345,000

*OTHER STUFF: The listing agent states that the actual square footage is greater than what’s on the public records — closer to 1,500. We’d also like to give a shout-out to cinematographer-photographer Christin Sites, whose photos and video show off this whole project in a most sensual way.

2017 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19148 [Matthew Condello | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]