A Trinity condominium with rooftop terrace in Francisville for $440,000
She’s from Southwest Philadelphia. He comes from Sweden.
And they’ve been together in rented houses and apartments in Stockholm; Washington D.C.; East Oak Lane and Northern Liberties, among others.
But it was the two-bedroom, 2½-bathroom trinity condo with rooftop terrace in Francisville that enticed Sharne and Jan Algotsson to buy.
“We fell in love with the skyline views and the unique layout of the apartment,” says Sharne, a semi-retired interior designer who found the North Philadelphia condo through of an architect she knew. “We were empty nesters. And we wanted somewhere comfortable.
That was 2014. But now is the time for Sharne and Jan, a retired carpenter and contractor, to move on. They can still navigate all three flights, she says, but they won’t be able to forever, and it would be nice to find another condo nearby with an elevator, something a little closer to the ground floor but always with outdoor space.
The lower level of the trinity opens into a kitchen/living room with floor-to-ceiling windows and a large central island, leaving space for a dining table or bar stools and a TV lounge area. There is also a shower room and a laundry room.
On the next level is a large bedroom with a full bathroom that has a tub. And on the third level is another bedroom, a full bathroom with a walk-in shower and a balcony.
Each full bathroom has a double vanity, tiling and Porcelanosa hardware.
The two-level roof terrace offers skyline views and space for container gardening and al fresco dining.
There are four units in the building, which is protected by a sprinkler system and a monitored fire safety system.
There are still three years left on the unit tax abatement.
The condo is listed by Alejandro Franqui of Solo Real Estate for $440,000.