BEDROOMS: 1 | BATHROOMS: 1
LISTING PRICE: $165,000
Looking for a pied-a-terre? Medical resident or student with little time for the upkeep of a large home? First-time homebuyer? Investor seeking positive cash flow without ever needing to worry about vacancy? We've got you covered! Welcome to the Colonnade, a beautiful historic building located in the leafy Spring Garden area of Fairmount. The magnificent building once housed Wills Eye Hospital, established in 1832 through a bequest of Quaker merchant James Wills to the City of Philadelphia. In 1932 the hospital moved to the building at 1601 Spring Garden Street and in later years became apartments developed by Stephen Solms of Historic Landmarks for Living. The building features a grand lobby and atrium with a fountain (currently under construction but look at the plans!), concierge, bike storage, a fitness center, elevators, storage space for residents and is pet friendly. This fantastic corner unit features a small but well-organized floor plan and unique architectural elements including brass window sills, high ceilings and soaring windows on two sides allowing for tons of sunlight. A separate galley kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar and a private bedroom make the layout very comfortable and manageable. As the owner of this unit, you'll love the easy access to The Ben Franklin Parkway, based upon the famous Champs-Elysees in Paris and you'll enjoy showing visitors Philly's famous museums including the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Academy of Natural Sciences, The Rodin, The Barnes and the Franklin Institute. You'll enjoy some of the city's most delightful bistros, friendly cafes, fine restaurants, and local pubs found in both Fairmount and nearby Spring Arts. Runners and bikers will love the close proximity to Kelly Drive, Boathouse Row and the banks of the Schuylkill River. If you are looking for convenient, maintenance-free living surrounded by some the best neighborhood amenities Philadelphia has to offer, you have found your home!