Just Listed: Ultra-Modern Condo in Bella Vista

Want a “machine for living” in style? Consider this high-tech, energy-efficient, finely tuned model.

bella vista townhouse condo for sale main floor

All of the (non-)moving parts mesh perfectly in this stylish modern townhouse condo at 808-D Carpenter St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Images via Houwzer

French modernist architect Le Corbusier, the man who invented Brutalism, famously once called houses “machines for living.”

German automaker BMW has for years called its cars “the ultimate driving machine.“

bella vista townhouse condo for sale building exterior

Building exterior

Let’s start our tour of this ultra-modern Bella Vista townhouse condo for sale by noting that there’s nothing Brutalist about it at all: beige stucco and siding made of wood and vinyl give this four-unit gated community the warmth Brutalism lacks.

But what the developers produced is indeed the ultimate living machine.

bella vista townhouse condo for sale unit entrance

Front door

This unit sits atop the development’s parking garage — its front door sits at the end of the passageway into the community from its entrance gate.

What that means is that you will enjoy an elevated lifestyle here, literally as well as figuratively.

dining and living rooms

Dining and living rooms

What else about this condo is elevated? Its design sense, for starters. Take a look at how beautifully everything fits together on its open main floor.

The abundant light pouring through its windows should also elevate your mood.



Its kitchen likewise “kicks it up a notch” with its large center island. Beneath its granite countertop you’ll find a wine fridge.

master bedroom

Master bedroom

Two of its three bedrooms have en-suite baths.

master bathroom

Master bathroom

The master has an exceptionally well-appointed one, with a private toilet closet, dual vanities and a glass shower with a bench.

roof deck

Roof deck

And the most elevated experience of all begins when you step out onto its roof deck. Here you will enjoy a 360-degree view of both South Philly and the Center City skyline.



But this townhouse condo does have its feet on the ground too: You have access to the community’s attractive courtyard.

The guts of this house are engineered to save you money. It has a tankless water heater and dual-zone climate control with smart thermostats.

Finally, it has places to put everything, from the three closets in the master bedroom to the large walk-in pantry and storage space next to the kitchen to the unfinished basement.

And all of this is just a stone’s throw from the Italian Market, a short walk from South Street and a pleasant stroll from the Delaware riverfront.

Not only is this Bella Vista townhouse condo for sale precision-engineered, so is its location.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $779,000

OTHER STUFF: The $50 monthly condo fee covers maintenance of the common areas and facilities. The sale price includes three years of paid garage parking. Six years remain on this condo’s tax abatement.

808-D Carpenter St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Houwzer]