On the Market: Bi-Level Condo in Society Hill
Located in a historic row of townhouses, this modern condo offers both convenience and style.
Here and there across the city, you will run across notable rows of townhouses and rowhouses that display exceptional unity of appearance. Usually these are the product of a single builder, architect or developer.
One of the best-known of these is Portico Row on Spruce Street in Washington Square West, built in 1831-32 and designed by local architect Thomas Ulstick Walter.
The row of four townhouses that includes this one, six blocks to Portico Row’s east, may not be as famous, but its developer is even better known than Walter. These houses were built in the early 1800s by Stephen Girard, America’s first big-name banker.
(Here’s what we wrote about the house next door when it was on the market in 2013.)
The house at 328 is the only one of the four to have been converted into a condominium. Because of this, you now have the opportunity to live in a piece of Society Hill history for a reasonable price.
This condo for sale occupies the street floor and basement of 328. Recently updated, it offers style and convenience in one attractive package.
Its design allows for maximum sociability or maximum convenience for the owner, depending on where one chooses to put the master bedroom.
Both the back room on the main floor and the back room in the basement have en-suite full bathrooms and can function as bedrooms.
The main-floor bedroom has French doors that open onto an attractively landscaped patio with a rear entrance opening onto Cypress Street and Three Bears Park.
Both the upstairs living room and the downstairs kitchen have room for dining as well. You could have formal dinners upstairs and casual meals downstairs.
And when you don’t feel like dining in, Head House Square, Old City and South Street all lie within walking distance, as does Washington Square West. You also enjoy easy access to nearby SEPTA bus routes that connect with rapid transit to points well beyond Center City.
With a condo like this one, you can enjoy living in bona fide History without blowing your housing budget.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,470
SALE PRICE: $550,000
OTHER STUFF: A $388 monthly condo fee covers building and common area maintenance. The rear patio is exclusively yours to use.
328 Spruce St. #4, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Dennis Hallda | The Hallda Group | Space & Company]