Just Listed: Bi-Level Penthouse Condo in Old City
Think of this as a starter home for those who've arrived already.
Was 2020 a good year for you? Did you get a nice promotion? A lucrative new job offer? Did your startup firm survive the pandemic?
If you had these or similar good things happen to you last year, please accept my congratulations for your good fortune. Then consider this bi-level Old City penthouse condo for sale as your reward.
It’s located in the York Square condominium on Old City’s northern edge, between the Ben Franklin Bridge and the Vine Expressway. Built in 2006, it’s a solidly built, stylish modern building that still channels Old City’s 19th-century industrial spirit.
One of the main ways it does this is via the huge factory-style windows that fill every room of this unit with natural light. Those same windows give you great views of your surroundings.
This unit is perfect for someone who wants to start their adventure in homeownership at the top. It has a totally open main-floor great room that’s big enough for you to throw a decent party yet comfortable enough to hang out in all by yourself or with your main squeeze.
Facing the great room is a modern kitchen with granite countertops, up-to-date appliances, and a glass- and granite-topped bar that’s big enough to seat three. Across the entrance hall from the kitchen is a powder room for your guests.
Upstairs, your primary bedroom includes a large walk-in closet with an organizer system, a full bath and a terrace with a view towards the Delaware River.
At the other end of the upper-level hallway is a smaller room that could serve multiple purposes. If you belong to the work-from-home set, this makes an ideal home office. If you enjoy putting guests up overnight, they can stay here once we all get to travel freely again, and there’s a large hall closet where they can store their belongings. (But be aware that they’ll have to shower in your bathroom.) Or it could serve as a den.
This condo has a stacked washer and dryer next to the hall closet, and the building contains a fitness center and comfortable residents’ lounge. You can park your car in the deeded garage parking space that comes with it, and you can also stash your bike in that same underground garage.
All of this is just a short walk away from both the Delaware riverfront and the art galleries, shops, restaurants and historic attractions of Old City. And that seems to me like a very good place to start at the top.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,154
SALE PRICE: $475,000
OTHER STUFF: A $736 monthly condo fee covers common area and building maintenance and insurance.
317-19 Vine St. #503, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Marcus Saitschenko | Coldwell Banker Preferred]