Northern Liberties has become an exciting place in Philadelphia– and not just for its nightlife and restaurants. The neighborhood gave way to block beyond block of brick rowhomes, which once housed skilled laborers who worked in factories along the Delaware river.
But today, NoLibs looks much different. Its industrial roots gave way to a funky, artsy vibes in the early 2000s, and to a modern industrial vibe today. The result? Really sweet real estate.
This loft-style apartment in the heart of NoLibs is the perfect example of that architectural hodgepodge. 810 N. Hancock St., just blocks from favorite watering holes like Standard Tap and Druid’s Keep, is unassuming from the its red brick exterior. But inside, industrial, urbanmodern and farmhouse all come together to create a want-worthy apartment.
With three bedrooms and two bathrooms, this two-story apartment went on the market earlier this week for $382,000.
Enter through the front door into an open-layout main space, outfitted with soaring 20-foot ceilings and hardwood floors. A set of stairs, made from resourced louvered windows, is a dramatic, eye-catching element to the room, and lets tons ofnatural light filter through the home.
The home, once part of a warehouse, still maintains its industrial feel, through massive beams, exposed brick walls and oversized windows.
In the sunken kitchen, seating for four surrounds the granite bar, and glass-front cabinetry with sharp lines keep the area feeling modern and clean. Or, take your breakfast outside through a set of French doorsonto the private outdoor patio.
A master bedroom on the home’s main level offers plenty of closet space and a spare room that can be converted into a nursery, office space, library or third bedroom. The master bath is outfitted with custom tile work and designer accents, and is just steps from the laundry room.
Hang out on the lofted second floor, which can be reworked into a bedroom, common area, yoga studio, movie room or anything else. Or head up to the shared rooftop deck for a glimpse of the city’s ever-growing skyline or the sunset over the Ben Franklin Bridge.