On the Market: High-Tech Modern Townhouse in Northern Liberties
Talk about a smart choice! This modern townhouse offers extra style, extra light and a few other very nice extras.
What you see here is a non-standard standard Philly townhouse.
“Standard” because it occupies a long and narrow lot, as most Philly row houses do. “Non-standard” because that lot’s been turned on its side, so to speak.
You will note that the entrance to this house for sale is on its long side, on Parrish Street. The fact that this side is open to the street gives this house several advantages over its midblock counterparts.
Its front door puts you right in between the kitchen on your left and the living room to your right. The exposed side wall enables the living room to get light both through a side window and the large sliding door to its small backyard.
The kitchen is a sleek, stylish, minimalist modern affair with white lacquer cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
All the upstairs bedrooms are likewise sleek, stylish and minimalist. The bathrooms ditto. Same for the basement rec room and powder room.
The roof deck uses the house’s full footprint and offers very nice views.
What makes this house stand out besides its side orientation is its guts. It has a Wi-Fi-enabled Bluetooth whole-house sound system, a Nest learning thermostat, an airphone intercom, a multi-camera Arlo surveillance system and a Simplisafe wireless security system. Also, oak pocket doors to all the bedrooms save space.
Adding to the sense of security is the location of this house for sale. It’s on a narrow cobblestone lane with only one outlet; this lane and Parrish Street form two legs of a loop street that discourages through traffic. From your secluded enclave, however, you can reach all of Northern Liberties’ great shops and restaurants easily on foot.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,028
SALE PRICE: $539,500
OTHER STUFF: Eight years remain on this house’s tax abatement; it’s so new that the last time the Google Street View cars drove up its street, it didn’t exist. The sellers will include six months of prepaid parking in a nearby off-street lot as part of the deal.