Nestled in the shadow of the Society Hill Towers designed by architect I.M. Pei lies a row of brick townhouses constructed as part of the Towers and Townhouses project, completed in 1964. The project was spearheaded by executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission Edmund Bacon in an effort to rehabilitate the hot mess that was Society Hill in the 1950s. This 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath townhouse on 3rd Street features a breakfast room with wall-to-wall closets, butcher block countertops, a garden and gated parking. What makes this property really special, though, is the architect's use of light, from the sky light above the circular staircase to the 9 foot ceilings in the second floor, as a design element in the home, on sale for $975,000.
· 237 S 3RD St [Redfin]
- Megan Ritchie Jooste