The tiny home trend has never fully hit Philly—apart from our trinity homes, of course—but this skinny, bi-level spot in the heart of Old City might be as close as you can get.
Shooting up in a long, thin line, the River Church apartment building on Front Street is flanked on either side by the blocky, brick structures that are so popular in Old City. But inside the smaller space, a 619-square-foot apartment lists for $229,950.
It’s a little larger than a typical tiny home, which often hit between 400 and 500 square feet, but it has all that tiny home charm. The apartment opens to the main floor with a bathroom and one bedroom, along with a skylight and an oversized window. There’s a washer and dryer on this unit, too—a major bonus, as anyone who’s ever lived without, knows.
Venture downstairs, and note the column and painted brick archway along the way. The bottom level holds a kitchen tucked away behind the stairs on one end, and a dining/living area on the other. A little nook in the front of the space could be used as a small office.
The home was built in 1918 and last sold for $221,000 a decade ago. If you want to live in the space, you’ll have to pay an additional $271 a month in HOA fees.
- 50-56 N. Front Street, #104 [Andrew Grey, Houwzer]