This modern home with traditional accents looks brand new, but it’s already been broken in for you.
If this were a classified ad for a used car, the opening sentence would probably read, “One owner, low miles, runs like new.”
You can describe this eight-year-old modern townhouse for sale in Washington Square West in similar terms: One owner, low traffic, looks like new.
This home comes with many things to recommend it: Convenient location, distinctive style, nice amenities.
Let’s start with signature style. The interior of this home clearly takes its cues from traditional design, but works it into the space in a way that respects its modern soul.
The open main floor combines a living/dining room with an updated kitchen. The layout is similar to that of the trinity that lines many of the blocks around this one, but with a switchback staircase and more space.
On one wall of the living room you will find one wall with 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-like cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
And behind the kitchen, the back patio is adorned by a mural painted by artist Kaitlin Chow, the greenery that makes it something of an afterthought.
Two bedrooms and a hall bath share the second floor, while the third contains the primary suite. Here is where you find the other diamond grid wall, this time with a gray background.
The primary bathroom has a double sink and a large walk-in shower that is lined with beige tiles.
Upstairs, you’ll find a roof deck lit by string lights like those over the back patio. Your view to the north is limited by the neighboring Casa Farnese, but you have a clear view to your south.
And below, the finished basement offers flexible space for a home theater, a home office, a gym or a combination of these. The laundry room and a powder room are also located downstairs.
So now that we’ve dealt with the amenities and design, let’s move on to the location. This modern Washington Square West townhouse for sale sits just off the Avenue of the Arts, half a block from South Street, and just below the Gayborhood. This means you can walk to music, art, culture, nightlife, neighborhood shops, two supermarkets and a host of eateries. You can also hop on the Broad Street Line subway or the Route 40 bus to visit further afield. (The latter is also great if you work at the University of Pennsylvania.)
Opportunities to own new or near new townhomes are very rare in Wash West. So if you like what you see here, why not call the listing agent and ask to take it for a test drive?
THE FINE PRINT
BATH: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FOOT: 2,200
SALE PRICE: $899,000
OTHER GOODS: Two years remain on his property tax abatement. The seller is also willing to pay for one year of parking in a nearby lot, along with points to lower the mortgage payment with a suitable offer.
1309 Rodman St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 [Tre Rios and Seth Lamb | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]