On the Market: Bi-Level Townhouse Condo in Old City

Lots of space, indoors and out. Lots of light through huge corner windows. Lots of great dining and shopping options around you. In short, there's a lot to like about this place.

condo for sale old city national bi-level townhouse main floor

133 N. Bread St. #E1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | Bright MLS images via Compass

Washington Square West may be Center City’s most diverse neighborhood overall, but in several respects, Old City gives it a run for its money.

It may lack the cute trinities on tree-lined little streets, but if you like dining out, art galleries and shopping at unique boutiques, Old City has Wash West beat on these scores hands down.

Not to mention that many people like its 19th-century commercial ambience.

This handsome condo for sale in the National at Old City development gives you access to all that and then some.

condo for sale old city national bi-level townhouse front entrance

Front entrance to unit

The National at Old City is a five-building condo complex located across Second Street from the iconic restaurant-supply-store-turned-apartment house of the same name; both developments once shared ownership before the condo developer sold the namesake building.

This unit occupies a corner location in the townhouse portion of the gated community. That means it gets extra light pouring through its many large windows.

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Living room

It has an open-plan main floor for maximum flexibility and ease in entertaining. Recent renovations gave this space a brand-new bamboo floor.

old city national bi-level townhouse kitchen


They also replaced the dishwasher in the kitchen with a new one that matched the rest of the kitchen’s stainless-steel appliances. The kitchen has extra room to maneuver, lots of cabinet space and bar seating. The main floor also contains the laundry room and an accessible powder room.

old city national bi-level townhouse master bedroom

Master bedroom

The two upstairs bedrooms both have carpeting and en-suite bathrooms. The master occupies the corner space and thus gets extra light.

old city national bi-level townhouse master bathroom

Master bathroom

It also has a walk-in closet with custom organizers and a bathroom with dual vanities.

condo for sale old city national bi-level townhouse street-level courtyard

Street-level courtyard

In addition to gated security, this condo for sale’s community has lots of communal outdoor space in the form of a street-level courtyard and a second-level deck.

condo for sale old city national bi-level townhouse deck

Second-level deck

Around you lie all the great shops and restaurants Old City has to offer, plus historic attractions like Elfreth’s Alley in the next block east and the Betsy Ross House a block and a half to the northwest.

SEPTA bus routes and the Market-Frankford Line can take you anywhere else you want to go in the city, but if you own a car, this unit comes with a deeded parking space on the top level of the National at Old City’s underground garage near the elevator.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $595,000

OTHER STUFF: This condo’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $10,000 on Nov. 12th.

133 N. Bread St. #E1, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Nigel Richards | Nigel & Co. | Compass]