Just Listed: Loft Condo in Converted Spring Garden Church
This condo, remodeled in 2015, offers both original detail and modern style under its soaring cathedral ceiling.
Have you been looking for a sanctuary of your own in or close to the heart of the city?
We have one for you today.
This tri-level Spring Garden loft condo for sale occupies part of the sanctuary of the former “Sv. Lutherska Zionskyrkan” — the Swedish Lutheran Zion Church. The congregation, established in 1874, built this edifice in 1909, when the population of Spring Garden was much different from what it is now.
The original congregation had long departed the neighborhood when a developer purchased this building in 2015 and converted it into four condominiums.
As you should be able to see from these pictures, this space is absolutely divine.
Beneath the soaring cathedral ceiling, we find both the main floor and a balcony. The original Gothic windows and trusses remain; everything else about this space, however, is high modern.
The full-height part of the main floor contains a small balcony accessed via a ladder overlooking the kitchen and dining area. Breakfast bar seating sets the kitchen off from the rest of the main floor.
The living room, tucked under the loft balcony, has a cozier feel.
The loft above the living room counts as one of this unit’s two bedrooms. It has a full bath located next to it.
The other bedroom, the master, occupies the floor below the main floor. It has its own bathroom as well, and the lower floor also contains a laundry room.
This condo for sale makes a great live/work space — the current owner uses the loft as a home office/studio. It also offers convenient access to several area institutions, including the Community College of Philadelphia, the Free Library and other Logan Square institutions, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Plus it’s close to the Fairmount Avenue restaurant row and eateries on North Broad Street.
We can’t say this is a gift from heaven; after all, you have to buy it. But we can say that this place just might be the answer to your prayers.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,157
SALE PRICE: $425,000
1722 Mt. Vernon St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 [Aaron Byles | Venture Philly | Keller Williams Philadelphia]
Updated March 3rd, 8:35 a.m., to update the name of the sales team.