Yes, It’s Possible to Score Square Footage in Old City — And There’s Proof
As Old City becomes increasingly populated with shops, restaurants and a swath of other tenants, residences with generous square footage have become next to impossible to sleuth out. But never say never, or so we learned when we were recently introduced to a super-spacious, brand new 3,977-square-foot townhome at 151 North 2nd Street. Needless to say, it’s a rare find in an increasingly jam-packed ‘hood.
The three-bedroom, four-bathroom townhome, though part of a larger construction plan coined Fireman’s Place, features 1,500 square feet on its neighboring dwellings. Its most defining feature: 64 feet of front-facing property, meaning the lot, which is located only steps away from historic Fireman’s Hall Museum and Elfreth’s Alley, looks out onto Philadelphia’s most charming neighborhood. Nearby homes only claim 20 feet of front-facing property.
Inside the four-floor townhome, residences will find an airy open floor plan outfitted with a generous living room with two-story atrium, a dining room that comfortably seats 10 guests and a kitchen equipped with custom cabinetry, island sink, a separate prep and serving area, granite or quartz counters and Bosch SS appliances. There’s also an adjacent space that can be used as an office, den or playroom for little ones.
The master suite, meanwhile, is located on the third floor, where it includes his and hers walk-in closets, a master bath with marble counters and a custom glass-enclosed tile shower with overhead rain and handheld heads. This, too, comes with an additional attached room, which can be converted into a library, office or nursery. The fourth floor houses two bedrooms (each with walk-in closets and en-suite bathrooms), a powder room, a full-size laundry room and access to the stunning roof deck. There, residents can entertain using the pilot house suite, where they’ll find a beverage center, prep sink and custom cabinetry. At the very bottom floor, the unit features a finished basement complete with tile or carpeting.
The features themselves are standouts, to be sure, but to top it off, there’s also a one-car garage and 10-year tax abatement. Landing a massive plot of property in Old City is unheard of these days. To land it along with a gorgeous new construction? Well, you’ll want to stake your claim quickly.
To visit the residence in-person, or for more information about purchasing this townhome at 151 North 2nd Street, an Open House program property, click here. You can also contact realtor Danielle M. Howard at 215-253-9319 or [email protected]This is a paid partnership between Open House and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio