A two-level condo in Northern Liberties for $ 620,000
After meeting as undergraduates at Villanova University, Rachael Ferraro and Aaron Gerowitz sought to spend the early years of their marriage in what they saw as the best of both possible real estate worlds.
“We were looking for a mix between a family atmosphere and a bit of distance from the city center,” explains Gerowitz, assistant controller for a chemical company.
So in 2016, he and Ferraro, an investment advisor for a wealth management firm, purchased a large, newly constructed three-bedroom, three-bathroom condo in Northern Liberties. “You have as many elements of the city as you want,” he says.
But with the arrival of their first child, the priorities change and they move to a house in Villanova.
The two-level condo has a spacious floor plan for the area, 2,367 square feet, with an open concept living and dining area on the first floor and a side bedroom that can be used as an office or guest bedroom.
“As soon as you walk in, you are struck by the width of the place,” says Gerowitz.
The kitchen features 42 inch dark chocolate cabinetry, Carrera marble countertops, glass tile backsplash, and stainless steel appliances including a French door refrigerator.
Unusual glass railings lead to the other two bedrooms, including a master suite with a sliding glass door leading to a private balcony and a frameless glass-enclosed shower with black double sinks and ample closet space.
A second staircase leads to a private rooftop terrace with stunning views of the downtown skyline, the Ben Franklin Bridge and the 4th of July fireworks.
There are hardwood floors throughout, exposed ductwork, air conditioning and central heating.
The unit has five years of tax relief, and vendors have prepaid one year of parking for a car on a neighborhood lot.
The unit is listed by Christopher Somers of Keller Williams Philadelphia for $ 620,000.