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Old City Philadelphia Gem

317 N Lawrence Street Philadelphia, PA 19106


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Greeted by a handsome, restored brick facade and marble steps, this distinguished home is one of the oldest still standing in Philadelphia. An exquisite late-1700s brick row in Old City finds itself on a tranquil tree-lined street, yet moments from everything. With fine original details, including 5 fireplaces, original restored floors, and architectural ironwork, this residence features extensive enhancements creating a classic, yet modern elegance. A double-door entry vestibule with an arched transom window welcomes you into a sophisticated living space featuring a large exposed brick wall and a Turkish stacked stone fireplace, complimented by custom woodwork and built-ins. This space connects, via glass accordion French doors, to a classic dining room with wainscoting and fireplace with original kettle and arm. At the heart of the space is a fully renovated, gourmet kitchen complete with gorgeous Brazilian quartz countertops, stainless appliances, and gas cooking with a glass range hood- a culinary dream.  From the kitchen there is access to a patio surrounded by a wood privacy fence and new pavers where plants flourish and intimate bistro-style entertaining takes place. The second floor boasts a large bedroom with a gas fireplace, and study/den with built-ins. A fully renovated bathroom and new Bosch laundry center complete the floor. The 3rd floor opens up to a gorgeous space with a cathedral ceiling with original beams and leads to a 2nd bedroom, with an iron coal basket gas fireplace. You will also find a fully renovated, luxurious bathroom featuring a relaxing soaking tub, separate frameless glass shower, and dual vanity. The new skylight and windows flood the space in natural light making this a truly special retreat. Up to the 4th floor you will find a cozy dormered studio, spacious enough to accommodate a queen bed. On the lowest level is a large, bright, and dry basement with high ceilings- perfect for a wine cellar. This meticulously renovated home includes new roofs, restored exterior walls, new HVAC, and innumerable top-of-the-line upgrades. The charm of this historic Philadelphia neighborhood is complemented by a walk score of 94, with fine dining, boutiques, and parks within a short stroll. Parking is rarely a challenge in this tucked away neighborhood that is a draw with its friendly inhabitants making this leafy and quiet neighborhood a place to easily call home.


  • Property ID
  • 3
  • 2
  • Square Footage
    1949 sqft
  • Lot Size
    0.02 acres
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    Year Built

Updated on September 5, 2020 at 3:21 pm


  • Address: 317 N Lawrence Street
  • City: Philadelphia
  • State/county: Pennsylvania
  • Zip/Postal Code: 19106
  • Country: United States

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Erin Heilig
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