Large living spaces and amenities to spare are ready and waiting in Unit 1 at 113 Fulton St. This unique, two-story home with two bedrooms, one full bathroom and one-half bathroom plus 1,371 square feet of living space is listed by Toni Gilardi of Gibson Sotheby's International Realty for $1,120,000.
Welcome to the City of Brotherly Love. Well, not exactly. But this “Philadelphia duplex” in the heart of the North End is a welcome respite at the end of a long day.
Large living spaces and amenities to spare are ready and waiting in Unit 1 at 113 Fulton St. This unique, two-story home with two bedrooms, one full bathroom and one-half bathroom plus 1,371 square feet of living space is listed by Toni Gilardi of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty for $1,120,000.
Located on a very desirable North End tree-lined street blending historic and modern architecture, this home was recently renovated to capture the best of both worlds.
The floor plan is only one of the special features of this “upside down” home that offers a first and ground-floor layout. The bedrooms are on the upper level and the living area is on the lower level and a two-tiered open living room pulls the elements all together.
Sleek, chic and contemporary, yet complemented by classic detailed chair rail molding in the stairwell, the staircase has horizontal steel cables and a wood banister that leads the way from the roomy foyer to the dramatic two-story living room.
Here, the ceiling height is a minimum of 14 to 15 feet high. Coupled with the size of this open-concept space – as in grand – this living room is flat-out impressive. A flush-mount built-in three-shelf bookcase adds a dash of charm. Two massive street-level bow windows add plenty of natural light. The beautiful dark hardwood flooring (found throughout) pop against the light hued walls.
The dining area is truly flexible, not only in terms of seating as it can expand or contract as needed, but also when entertaining. The space is suitable for casual and formal get-togethers – be they large or intimate. A built-in granite-topped dry bar with a wine fridge is very handy.
Also, fully open to the living area, the U-shaped kitchen is functional and good-looking. A goodly amount of cabinetry (uppers and lowers) and a full suite of GE stainless steel appliances line three walls in this cookery. This well-equipped kitchen even has a pantry closet.
Narrow beveled edge subway tile used in the backsplash complements the granite countertops.
A half bathroom with tile flooring and built-in shelving – a sweet four-shelf affair for display purposes and/or open storage – is another convenience on this level. The pocket door is a space saver.
Morning light greets anyone who awakes in the two east-facing bedrooms on the upper level. These chambers themselves, however, have many indoor perks.
The main bedroom, for example, is oversized with two closets to match – one is a double-sized walk-in affair and the other double closet has custom inserts with open shelving and dedicated hanging areas. Plantation-like shutters are on a deep inset window with a wide sill and on full glass pane sliders that open to a charming brick courtyard.
The secondary bedroom, which works well as a delightful nursery, could also be an office and/or guest room. Like the other chamber, this spacious bedroom has plantation shutters on the deep-set window along with an extra-deep closet.
The full bathroom is as good-looking as it is surprisingly spacious and practical. The pocket door ensures that every square foot is usable.
An attractive tile surround has a colorful inset strip in the tub/shower ensemble while a glass panel doubles as a splash guard protecting the tile floor from becoming a slippery “slope.”
This washroom also has a full-size Bosch stackable washer and dryer.
Another favored characteristic of this residence is the extraordinary amount of bonus storage space. In addition to an extra-wide double affair just off the bedroom wing, an even larger and deeper one is at the top of the stairs to the primary living level. There is also a deeded gigantic and lighted utility room with tile flooring on the lower level, a great space for bulky items and for everyday uses such as bike storage.
A wonderful roof deck is the icing on the cake, so to speak. This outdoor spot has 180-plus degree views of the North End and the City and has more than ample space for seating plus a table and chairs.