708 N BODINE STREET, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19123
Proudly presenting a visually stunning, historically significant, and incredibly unique carriage home in central Northern Liberties. The home at 708 N Bodine offers a perfect blend of historic character and modern convenience with unparalleled outdoor space on a quiet block just a quick walk from fantastic neighborhood attractions and public transportation. 708 N Bodine was once a small metal manufacturing shop, but was completely rebuilt from the ground up in 1988 by Philadelphia architect John Burris. The interior finish design was crafted using locally sourced historic materials: the 2nd and 3rd fl floors are 4~ thick reclaimed factory floors, the ceilings and supporting beams throughout the home are barn boards, the bricks that make up the floor of the kitchen and guest room were salvaged from various sites, and the grand central staircase is a single piece of cast iron found that was found in Old City and restored. Immediately upon entry notice the soaring, 3 floor entry atrium space and skylight (with manually adjustable louvers) that floods the house in natural light. There is a separate garage entry, Yes, Garage!, with plenty of space for a small car- Or- use it as well organized storage or a workshop. At the rear of the first floor find a guest room with a full bathroom that looks out through sliding glass doors on the incredibly spacious patio and garden. Off the guest suite find a utility room with full size washer and dryer, and tankless water heater. Head up the oversized, solid and comfortable cast iron stairs to the 2nd floor - a wide open combination living and dining space overflowing with style and character. The kitchen is smart and efficient with custom built cabinetry, stone countertops, and stainless steel appliances. Plenty of storage space and workspace. The rear of the floor is a full wall of 2 sliding glass doors overlooking yet another deck space, with stairs down to the bucolic urban retreat. The top floor contains 2 additional rooms, each with a full wall of exposed brick, and a renovated full bathroom with radiant floor heat, marble tiling and a luxurious glass enclosed shower. The bedroom at rear also has good closets, ceiling fan, and a full wall of sliding glass doors that overlooks the agrestic private courtyard. A zoned, ductless hvac system adds to the modern comfort of this spectacular home. This is a rare opportunity to live in a timeless and truly unique property in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Philadelphia.