On the edge of Old City facing the Delaware River.
Completed in 2008, 22 S. Front is a mid-sized, mid-rise building with seven stories and 42 condominium units. It’s designed so that some units have views of the Philadelphia skyline while others take in the Ben Franklin Bridge and Delaware River. The perimeter areas are beautifully landscaped. Residents enjoy a rooftop deck — this is a prime spot for taking in holiday fireworks, sunrises and sunsets.
The building has concrete floors between every unit — necessary because there is radiant heat in the concrete, an unusual and toasty feature and one that adds some soundproofing between condos. Brazilian cherry floors cover the concrete. Like most buildings of this vintage, the main living/dining/kitchen spaces are open for flexible living arrangements. Windows stretch from floor to ceiling, and balconies are the norm at 22 S. Front.
Many units are two bedrooms/two baths; some have a powder room. There are a few three-bedroom units as well as a penthouse with absolutely knockout views.
Old City is the sort of place where you might expect Benjamin Franklin to stroll past on his way to pay a visit to Betsy Ross at her home at 239 Arch Street. After all, the neighborhood is home to Independence National Historical Park and the many buildings where our Founding Fathers hammered out and debated the principles that guided the founding of the United States of America. Many cobblestone streets still exist....