Just Listed: Loft Condo in The Phoenix
Chic? You bet. Industrial? You couldn’t possibly get any further from that than this.
What images come to your mind when you hear the phrases “loft apartment for rent” or “loft condo for sale”?
I’ll bet they contain lots of exposed brick, wood beams, and even wood ceilings and floors. Maybe you see some thick concrete columns and huge factory-style windows instead.
I’ll bet that what you don’t see in your mind’s eye is huge fanlight windows, beaded chandeliers, wainscoting, pastel walls and paisley-print wallpaper.
Yet those are exactly what you will see in this true — and truly fabulous — loft condo for sale on the 20th floor of The Phoenix, the former Insurance Company of North America headquarters building just one block from City Hall.
That huge fanlight window lets a ton of natural light into this condo’s two-story, 15-foot-high living room.
Enough light, in fact, to wake you up in the morning as it streams through that window and illuminates the loft bedroom overlooking the living room.
Adjacent to the living room is an updated kitchen with granite countertops, an aluminum backsplash, upgraded appliances and a pass-through window to the living room.
About that paisley-print wallpaper: You’ll find it as an accent in an alcove and under the stairs in the living room. It’s also the main decorative feature in both the main-floor powder room and the full bath upstairs next to the bedroom.
This unit should be just perfect for a single individual or childless couple who want easy access to all the best things city life has to offer.
It’s located in a building with lots to offer too. Amenities include a rooftop terrace with a dining arbor and grills, a skylit residents’ media lounge and library, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a conference room, a game room and 24/7 concierge service at the front desk.
All sorts of great restaurants and shops surround your building, and the West Market office canyon, Rittenhouse Row and (natch) City Hall are just a short walk away. And if you don’t feel like walking all that much, there’s a Starbucks and Tir Na Nog on the lobby floor.
This condo for sale gets even better, though, if you live in the city and work in Penn Center, Centre Square, City Hall, the Municipal Services Building, along South Broad or east Market streets, or in the ‘burbs. Why’s that? All you need to do to get from your unit to Suburban Station and the underground concourse network is take the elevator down to the basement.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 872
SALE PRICE: $425,000
1600-18 Arch St. #2008, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Louise Marzulli | Coldwell Banker Preferred]