Real Estate Deathmatch is a new feature for Curbed Philly where we pit two properties based on specifically set guidelines. We give you the two spots and you vote on which one wins out! This poll is open all weekend and the results will be revealed Monday morning. Today's Fourth of July, long-weekend edition features the battle between the best house to take in the Philadelphia fireworks — The Double Rainbow Deck with "Oooo's" and "Ahhh's" in Old City or the Fantastic Firework Friendly Rowhome in Fairmount.
Address: 126 Market Street, #5 - Old City
Size: 2 bed, 1 bath
Square Footage: 1,388
Tale of the Tape: Converted by Philly's Onion Flats, this loft features diagonal pine floors, original tin ceilings, large kitchen with slate counters, a custom steel and glass bathroom and a private outdoor space. Oh yeah, it has this insane shared deck with uninterrupted views of the Ben Franklin Bridge, DOUBLE RAINBOWS and the Fifth of July fireworks displays. If that isn't cool enough for you (first off, wow), it's mere steps from Franklin Fountain.
Address: 2320 Perot Street - Fairmount
Size: 2 bed, 2 bath
Square Footage: 1,545
Tale of the Tape: As opposed to living in an apartment and settling for the non-Fourth of July fireworks display in Old City, you could own this three-story row in Fairmount. It features central air with south facing windows, new kitchen and a large garden/patio/"potential PARKING SPACE" (listings emphasis, not ours). Not only will you live in lovely Fairmount and just a few steps from Eastern State, the parkway and the bars, you'll enjoy the REAL fireworks display on the Fourth of July from your south facing roof deck.