309-313 Arch Street, Unit 505
1 bedroom, 1 bath, 659 sq. ft.
This stunning high floor unit at the Hoopskirt Factory is an amazing space with all the rustic industrial character expected from a restored factory. Enormous natural wood beams crown the 11+ ft high ceilings?the distance between stories allowed for extra loft levels, providing additional living space within the same unit! Unit 505 features an amply sized bedroom loft, shaded with solar screens that provide privacy while allowing in light. Oversized east facing provides light that illuminates the gorgeous wood floors and bright white walls, adding depth and space to the living area . An upgraded galley kitchen includes stainless steel appliances and backsplash and extends to the laundry closet that holds stackable washer/dryer units. The Hoopskirt Factory is an historical building in the heart of Old City, once an industrial hub for early 19th century Philadelphia. Walking through the high, winding hallways, one can imagine the rows of hoopskirts hanging from the beams. These old factories now comprise the main living spaces in the neighborhood and the building each have their own particular charm. The neighborhood is home to a number of celebrity restaurants, causal cafes, unique boutiques, historic sites such as the Quaker Meeting House, Betsy Ross House, and Elfreth's Alley. Penn's Landing with it is summer festivals, First Friday's when all the galleries change exhibits and shops stay open late, the renouned Fringe Festival, Landmark movies, Actors theater, the Arden and Hamilton Family Center are all centered here. Lately it has become a blend of old and new, with grand townhomes and glass hi-rises contrasting their older neighbors. It is a central location for mass transportation that provides easy access within and out of the city. Walk Score is 98, Riders (Mass Transit) is 100 and it is a Bikers Paradise with 98 score. If you're looking to enjoy the urban lifestyle this is the place to be!