On the Market: Modern Townhouse in Washington Square West
This modern house with traditional accents looks brand new, but it’s already been broken in for you.
Were this a classified ad for a used car, the opening sentence would probably read, “One owner, low mileage, runs like new.”
You could describe this eight-year-old Washington Square West modern townhouse for sale in similar terms: One owner, low traffic, looks like new.
This house comes with many things to recommend it: Convenient location, distinctive style, nice amenities.
Let’s start with distinctive style. The interior of this house clearly takes its cues from traditional design but works them into the space in a way that respects its modern soul.
The open main floor combines a living/dining room with an up-to-date kitchen. The layout is similar to those of the trinities that line many of the blocks surrounding this one, but with a switchback staircase and more space.
On one wall of the living room you will find one wall has a diamond lattice paint scheme. You will encounter this pattern again two floors up.
The stairs turn the kitchen into its own nook, with chocolate-wood Shaker-esque cabinetry and stainless-steel appliances.
And behind the kitchen, the rear patio is graced by a mural painted by artist Kaitlin Chow that makes the greenery bracketing it something of an afterthought.
Two bedrooms and a hall bath share the second floor, while the third contains the primary suite. Here’s where you find the other diamond-lattice wall, this time with a gray background.
The primary bathroom has a double vanity and a large stall shower lined with beige tile.
Up on top, you will find a roof deck illuminated by strings of lights like those over the rear patio. Your view to the north is constrained by the neighboring Casa Farnese, but you have a clear view to your south.
And down below, the finished basement offers flexible space for a home theater, a home office, a gym, or some combination of these. The laundry and a powder room are also located down here.
So now that we’ve dealt with the amenities and design, let’s move on to the location. This Washington Square West modern townhouse for sale sits just off the Avenue of the Arts, one-half block from South Street, and just below the Gayborhood. This means you can walk to music, art, culture, nightlife, neighborhood shopping, two supermarkets and a slew of dining options. You can also hop on the Broad Street Line subway or the Route 40 bus to visit more distant places. (The latter is also great if you work at the University of Pennsylvania.)
Opportunities to own new or nearly new townhouses come along very rarely in Wash West. So if you like what you see here, why not give the listing agent a call and ask to take it for a test drive?
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,200
SALE PRICE: $899,000
OTHER STUFF: Two years remain on its property-tax abatement. The seller is also willing to pay for one year of parking in a nearby lot along with points towards lowering the mortgage payment with a suitable offer.
1309 Rodman St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 [Tre Rios and Seth Lamb | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]