Glass boxes have their detractors, and with good reason: the buildings offer nothing of interest for those who have to look at them, though if they’re mirrored, they do reflect their surroundings well.
But we wouldn’t throw stones at this glass house.
That’s because this five-story condo building on one of Old City’s intimate side streets blends in well with its surroundings and has some visual interest thanks to its balconies.
This condo occupies one-half of each of the building’s top two floors. That means it takes maximum advantage of all that glass.
On the lower main floor, the expanses of glass at either end flood the open main living area with light.
A balcony off the living room enables you to enjoy the view of the Delaware waterfront to the north and fresh air too.
(You might also pay attention to the furniture in these photos. They show that minimalist modernist design plays very well with traditional furniture and decor in the right hands.)
The sleek, ultra-modern kitchen adds to the lightness with its blonde wood cabinetry offset by black marble countertops.
Upstairs, the master bedroom gets the best view, this time to the south, towards the Ben Franklin Bridge.
A second bedroom shares the balcony’s north-facing view.
Both the master bathroom and the hall bath follow the same sleek minimalist aesthetic of the rest of the apartment.
In addition to great views, this condo comes with all of Old City’s art galleries, restaurants and shops at your doorstep. And it comes with garage parking for one car.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,164
SALE PRICE: $795,000
122-30 New St. #5G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Solon Alpohoritis | Keller Williams Realty – Center City]
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