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Historic Old City property gets modern makeover, asks $1.095M

It was originally a pharmacy loading dock

A corner, stone and brick property with a new roof addition.
This historic Old City property is on the market after being saved from the wrecking ball.
Courtesy of Rich Mattio, My Philly Realty

A historic, brick structure in Old City that dates back to the early 1900s has hit the market for just over $1 million after undergoing an impressive interior and exterior makeover.

The corner property at 318 N. Lawrence Street dates back to around 1931, when it functioned as a loading building for a pharmacy. It was almost demolished in 2004 after being declared imminently dangerous, but instead was repaired and saved from the wrecking ball.

Courtesy of Rich Mattio

Today, it’s been transformed into modern, 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath residence by local architecture firm Moto Designshop. Architect Adam Montalbano added a one-story addition and terrace to the roof of the 2,000-square-foot property.

The original one-story structure has been reconfigured with a modern, open floor plan with the kitchen and its waterfall island at its center. Below ground, there’s a finished basement with a wet bar, accented by exposed brick and stone walls.

The asking price of the home at 318 N. Lawrence street is $1,095,000. Want to see the space yourself? There’s an open house on Saturday, May 13 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.