On the Market: Brand-New Bi-Level Condo in Francisville
The builders have just finished work on this beauty and its five siblings, so you get first crack at a high-style, high-tech condo in a convenient location.
Are you eager to get your hands on a smart home?
You’re in luck, then, for this brand-spanking-new bi-level condo for sale in Francisville is not just smart — it’s downright Brilliant.
The Brilliant system control technology built into this condo lets you program all of this house’s systems and features via video screens at every light switch.
Through these screens you can connect to your doorbell, Nest thermostat, smart speakers and music system. You can video chat with folks in other rooms via FaceTime. And you can set things up to program y0ur lighting, blinds, climate control, and every other household app from your smartphone. In fact, between all of these capabilities and the motion sensors that turn lights on and off when you enter and exit rooms, you may not need to actually touch the light switches at all.
And if you’re in the kitchen, you can also stream videos using the iPad installed there. You can even hook that computer up to control your cable TV (should you choose to subscribe) as well via HDMI connections.
Designed by Harman Deutsch Architecture and built by developer Lex Properties, this condo has style that’s as forward-looking as its technology.
You have a glass-framed floating staircase serving as one of two dramatic elements in the main living area; the gas fireplace in the living-room section is the other.
Its kitchen is a sleek Eurostyle number with white lacquer cabinets, quartz countertops, an island with bar seating and a quartz waterfall countertop and stainless steel appliances.
The master suite includes a marble tile bath with a glass-enclosed shower and soaking tub.
Upstairs, you’ll find a wet bar with wine fridge outside the bedroom that makes entertaining on your roof deck convenient. There’s also a balcony off the living room for outdoor dining and relaxation.
Here you’ll have a front-row seat at the North Broad Renaissance. The beautifully restored Met Philadelphia theater is a mere two blocks away, as is Girard station on the Broad Street Line. New restaurants are coming to the met, and the ones already open in Francisville on nearby Fairmount Avenue and along North Broad Street aren’t too shabby either.
And the really good news is: All this brilliance won’t put a major dent in your wallet. The units are still being offered at pre-construction prices, giving you luxury for less.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,000
SALE PRICE: $559,999
OTHER STUFF: The Zillow listing linked below is for the lower of the two bi-level condos at this address (1512 Cambridge St. Unit A: 3 beds, 3 baths, 1,900 square feet, $499,999); the photos in that listing, however, are of this unit (Unit B; figures listed above). The monthly condo fee (amount not yet set) covers common area maintenance, insurance and snow removal.
1512 Cambridge St., Unit A, Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Raffaellina Merlino | Raffaellina Merlino Team | Keller Williams Philly via Zillow]
Photos of units A and B at 1512 Cambridge St. on the Raffaellina Merlino Team website