On the Market: High and Wide in Francisville for $500K

This beautiful condo conversion boasts large windows, lots of light and an elevated view of the Center City skyline.

1526 Parrish St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Realty

Most of the new housing that’s sprouted across Francisville over the past few years has been new-from-the-ground-up construction, some of it innovative, more of it formulaic.

It’s not too often, then, that an opportunity to own a piece of its past lands in your lap.

If that appeals to you, today’s your lucky day, for a piece of Francisville’s past is now on the market.

It consists of the top two floors of this handsome 19th-century commercial building on Parrish Street. This structure was completely rebuilt three years ago into a striking three-unit condominium.

Main floor

Living-dining room


This unit makes the most of this building’s unusually wide 21-foot front. The main living area stretches across the width of the main floor, providing the entire space with plenty of light and great views from every part of it, even the kitchen along its back wall. (Okay, if you’re sitting at its bar, you’ll have to turn around to see them, but you can still see them.)

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

A glass-sided staircase connects all three of its levels. On the next floor up you’ll find this home’s three bedrooms, all of which have their own en-suite baths, and a laundry room. Again, the master bedroom takes advantage of those huge front windows.

Roof deck

There’s no need to worry about windows on the next floor up, for that floor is taken up by the unit’s roof deck. The deck spans the building’s width and has a beautiful clear view of the Center City skyline.

This home’s location can’t be beat either: it’s smack in the middle of Francisville, just around the corner from Ridge Avenue. Dining, shopping and neighborhood convenience retail are all an easy walk away, as is Fairmount station on the Broad Street Line. SEPTA’s Route 61 bus runs up and down Ridge as well.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $499,900

OTHER STUFF: Seven years remain on its 10-year tax abatement.

1526 Parrish St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Stephen Stafford | Keller Williams Realty]