Frankford is Waiting – Thompson Street Lofts

The second post in our series is a set of treasures I had initially found back in January on realtor.com:

Beautiful Modern/Industrial Renovation
Status Active Listing
Type
New -Condominium/Townhouse
Price
$295,000
Location
1301 N Front St
Philadelphia , PA 19122
Country USA
MLS#
5156895
Beds 2
Baths
2
Sq.Ft
1,150

A turn of the century industrial warehouse, the THOMPSON STREET LOFTS, conveniently located on the border between Northern Liberties and Fishtown is a tasteful conversion into 8 modern bi-level lofts while retaining much of the building’s original charm.Since the early 1900’s, 1301 North Front has been a stable, candy store, and an automtovie business. The developers have left the original exposed beams roof(w/5 inch thick foam roof insulation on top), metal beams, planks, trusses and brick. Modern efficiency such as triple layered brick facade and 4 layers of drywall and sprayed insulation for excellent sound insulation between units bring this building to modern standards and beyond. Each unit features Brazilian Cherry Wide plank flooring, slate tile,double pane argon insulated windows, full size laundry stack, GE Monogram appliances, metal doors, sprinkler systems, alarm systems, rainfall shower head, hand held, and 4 body sprays, granite counters… Come see!

Awesome, great, fantastic, more lofty type joints in Fishtown/Olde Kensington. What does this have to do with Frankford you ask? Google Map’s Street View shows these bi-level lofts are 10 feet from the El at Front and Thompson. The BRT website says Units A,D,E and H don’t appear to be sold yet but Unit B went for $255,000, Unit F went for $276,500 and Unit C went for a whopping $302,000. That’s 256 dollars a residential square foot TEN FEET FROM THE EL; now that’s impressive.  So I’m making the call, we’re now 3.68 miles from the Frankford Creek. C’mon bra, FRANKFORD IS WAITING!!