Lofty Aspirations in Old City

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Name the first three words that come to mind when you think of Old City Philly.  If one of those words was “historic”, color us surprised. Old City (or if you dig farther back – “olde city”) is well known for its cultural heritage and connections to the birth of America. As a landmark of America’s history, Old City proudly hosts numerous museums, parks, and theaters, including the Independence National Historical Park. In recent years, the neighborhood has gone through extensive renovations, combining its gorgeous antique-style architectural upbringing with more modern and sleek designs. Old City attracts both locals and tourists with exciting events such as the Wawa Welcome America Festival and is currently hosting a roller rink on the waterfront this summer.

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Image Courtesy of Visit Philly

Now, we’ve gone over some of the highlights of Old City’s culture and history, but we can tell you’re probably wondering where to grab a bit to eat.  We have our own list of favorites, but if you’re an Old City resident you absolutely have to head over to SquareBurger in the Franklin Square Park. Where else can you get a Cake Shake with butterscotch Krimpets and caramel sauce? Bordering Old City and Northern Liberties is the Radacchio Café, a fabulous Italian restaurant. If you are a pasta fan – or just a fan of impeccably good cuisine – this is definitely the place to be.  Old City residents get to experience the best of local Philly cuisine.

315 New St #616

315 New St #616

For those looking to settle down in Old City, the neighborhood contains everything from rustic townhouses to stylish condominiums. Welcome to the Bridgeview Place Condos, a charming warehouse converted into a friendly loft community situated on a classic cobblestone lined street in the midst of Philadelphia’s most historic and boutique centric neighborhood, Old City. Bridgeview Place has lovely amenities including a doorman, community roof deck, and a thriving condo association that hosts a variety of social events for residents. On the top floor discover your future abode, 315 New St #616. This stunning, lovingly renovated top of the line corner unit comes with a GARAGE parking space.  Rarely offered, this particular corner unit is extremely convenient coming and going.  The parking spot is very close to the elevator and so is the unit door.  Being at the top and the north side of the building protects this unit from street, highway and bridge noise and enjoys expansive river views accentuated by fireworks from all along the river and north Philly on New Year’s Eve and summer holidays.  Step inside to experience the newly painted walls, soaring ceilings, and 8’ tall windows.  Be welcomed by a formal foyer with 2 closets. Pass the new stainless and stone chef’s kitchen with incredible upgrades including high end Frigidaire appliances (full size dishwasher and venting microwave), Italian glass mosaic back splash, wine storage and under cabinet lighting. Enjoy the benefit of having your breakfast at the stone counter or allotting some space from your expansive living room to a formal dining area.  Be enchanted by the exposed brick walls, the ceiling height only loft living allows, and the gleaming, new hardwood floors.  In the winters be toasted by your auxiliary secondary heat system.  Speaking of warm, the renovated spa-like bathroom features radiant heat floors.  Additionally, you’ll enjoy a glamorous shower with glass surround, natural stone tile, and convenient, self-venting, energy efficient laundry facility.  Find multiple closets throughout the home for ample storage PLUS a private storage locker down the hall. The lofty oversized window and exposed brick theme continues in the spacious bedroom and beyond to the bonus room/bedroom/den/office/home gym/nursery/dressing room/yoga studio/whatever you make of it. This property is in pristine condition. Why deal with contractors and cash improvements when you can have everything you want right now?  This is home, just add company and enjoy.