Beyond the Picket Fence: Unique Urban Properties

December 19, 2016
Private rooftop decks are one of the many features in the Southwark on Reed community.
Private rooftop decks are one of the many features in the Southwark on Reed community.

Not everyone dreams of a home with a white picket fence. If your tastes veer more toward the urban, there are still plenty of housing options for you. These condos in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Baltimore and Richmond offer a modern lifestyle. Whether it’s a unique outdoor space or a converted warehouse, these properties offer the best of city living.

Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia’s historical roots shine in its properties. Renovated brownstones dot the city and offer a look into Philadelphia’s past. Recently, however, new construction has been popping up around the City of Brotherly Love, offering modern amenities and conveniences. One such development is Southwark on Reed. These unique townhomes offer a tremendous amount of space without sacrificing accessibility to everything Philadelphia has to offer. These four-story homes range from 2,300 to 2,900 square feet and are either three or four bedrooms, depending on the model. With top-of-the-line fixtures and appliances, Southwark on Reed offers residents a luxury experience right in the heart of everything. The development is just a 10-minute drive to Philadelphia International Airport and close enough to walk or bike to arts and entertainment, green spaces, restaurants and trendy East Passyunk neighborhood.


Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. is home to beautifully renovated townhouses and condos, and the building at 1713 15th Street in Logan Circle is no exception. Built in 1890, three London-inspired residences offer the best in modern city living. French wide-oak floors and unique fixtures offer an elegant, yet simple feel, while Viking and GE Monogram appliances make cooking gourmet meals a breeze. What make these condos true gems, however, are their unique, private outdoor spaces. Stepping outside is like entering your own secret garden. Each unit has a private space for relaxing or entertaining, while sharing a larger backyard. With its location right in the heart of Logan Circle, this building is the epitome of city living in the nation’s capital.

1713 15th st washington dc- Exterior (Rear)

Baltimore, MD

Baltimore’s manufacturing spirit is alive and well in its residential offerings. Traditional condos and row houses abound, but buyers can also find some truly unique living spaces. 1220 Bank Street is a renovated warehouse that now offers beautiful, airy loft spaces with eastern exposure. At nearly 2,700 square feet, it’s easy to escape cramped city living while still being within a half a mile to Power Plant Live and other attractions in Baltimore’s famed Inner Harbor. The building also features an expansive, pet-friendly outdoor space complete with a lounge area. There’s even an elevator that leads directly to a secure parking area. The condo’s open space combined with its prime location make this the perfect home for entertaining.

1220 Bank St- Interior (General)

Richmond, VA

The Historic Tuckahoe Condominiums rarely come up for rent, and once you take a look inside, it’s easy to see why. The well-appointed indoor common area sets the scene for an impeccable three-bedroom, 1700-square-foot home with modern updates. The updated kitchen is complete with granite countertops, a center island and a subway tile backsplash. While the condo itself is beautiful, buyers purchase condos here for the location and the amenities. Deeded parking takes away one of the stresses of city living, and this ground-level condo has a private entrance through the courtyard. The building has a full-time maintenance staff and a front-entrance staff to welcome visitors and accept packages. Rooftop decks offer stunning views of Richmond and the rolling hills of the Country Club of Virginia, located across the street.

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