On the Market: Bright, Open Condo in Bella Vista
This light-filled condo sits just steps from South Street. You'll never know it until you step outside.
Where do all the hippies meet?
South Street, South Street….
South Street may no longer be “the hippest street in town” — Frankford Avenue in Fishtown gives it a real run for its money — but it remains the city’s longest-running party, an entertainment magnet, and a hub for offbeat shopping.
A lot of grownups still find this scene appealing and enjoy living close to it. But many of those same grownups would rather not put up with the weekend noise if they can help it.
If you’re one of those grownups, this spacious, sunny condo for sale on Percy Street in Bella Vista offers you the compromise you seek.
It sits on a narrow residential lane that runs for one block from South to Bainbridge streets. The building and the Isaiah Zagar mural that graces its base sit in about the middle of the block, surrounded by other buildings and far enough away from South Street for the noise to disappear.
Once inside, your cares should disappear too, for this condo also offers a great deal of style and comfort.
Its main living area is an open-plan space with a partial divider separating the living room from the dining room and kitchen. The current owner has made the divider a showcase for art, something you might want to consider as well.
Polished oak floors and 10-foot-high ceilings add to the sense of spaciousness. The living room also has a tray ceiling and lots of space for you, your family and your guests. There’s also a small deck off the living room.
The kitchen features high-end appliances, plenty of storage space, and an island with bar seating.
Each of the three bedrooms has its own full bathroom.
The master bath features a large glass shower stall, and one of the other bathrooms has a jetted tub.
This condo also comes with another highly prized amenity: a deeded parking spot. Unless you work out in the ‘burbs, though, you probably won’t need to drive all that much, for two supermarkets duke it out across 10th Street from each other just up the block from you, the Italian Market is just two blocks to your south, and so many of the things that make Center City living exciting are within walking distance. SEPTA can get you to those that aren’t.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,422
SALE PRICE: $839,900
OTHER STUFF: The $512 per month condo fee covers building and common area maintenance and insurance.
610 S. Percy St. #2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [David Snyder | Center City Listings | Keller Williams Philly]