Just Listed: Industrial Loft Condo in South Kensington
This bi-level condo is close to shopping, close to Fishtown and close to perfect for anyone who loves flexible space and that vintage-factory look.
Closer to Girard Avenue, South Kensington is sprouting new apartment buildings with clean modern lines. These buildings are changing the face of the onetime center of light industry.
Venture further north, however, and you will find much of that industrial heritage survives intact. Several of those old industrial buildings remain working spaces, churning out ideas, building designs, beers and all sorts of objects where once plumbing fixtures, sausages and beers issued forth.
Others, however, have been transformed into spaces for modern living. This South Kensington loft condo for sale is ensconced in one of those buildings.
Loft living enjoys wide appeal because of the sense of spaciousness and warmth it offers. The high ceilings, wood beams, exposed brick and hardwood floors combine to make condos like this one comfortable even before you move your furniture into it.
The upstairs floor is the main floor of this bi-level condo. After you pass the powder room off the foyer, you find yourself in a large, open space that can be configured as you like.
Right now, the dining table sits at the end, by the large windows that fill the space with natural light. The space is large enough to hold a table for eight.
But you could, if you prefer, put your dining table in the larger space in the middle of the room that currently serves as the living room. If you plan on throwing large dinner parties again someday, this might make a wise option.
Besides, it’s closer to the very nicely equipped kitchen, which has bar seating for three at its center island.
The lower level contains the unit’s two en-suite bedrooms and a tile-floored bonus room.
The bathroom in the larger bedroom contains a double vanity.
The bonus room could serve as a rec room, media room, home office, gym, or some combination of all these.
All of this comes in a very attractive package three blocks north of Girard Avenue and not quite one long block west of Front Street. This means that you’re a short walk away from an Acme supermarket, Fine Wine & Good Spirits Premium Collection store and other neighborhood shops at 2nd and Girard in Northern Liberties. And when you feel like dining out, you’re also a short walk away from the eclectic mix of restaurants, brewpubs and coffee shops that line Front Street and Frankford Avenue in Fishtown.
And even though you have so much within walking distance, including a Market-Frankford Line station, your unit also comes with dedicated parking.
Character, comfort, convenience and industrial chic — this South Kensington loft condo for sale has it all.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,202
SALE PRICE: $435,000
OTHER STUFF: A $461 per month condo fee covers water service, common area and building maintenance, grounds maintenance and snow removal.
1524 N. Hancock St. #202, Philadephia, Pa. 19122 [Mike McCann | The McCann Team | Keller Williams Philly]