930 Philadelphia Street

It’s fun to speculate about the original use of this building: perhaps a store, maybe housing for factory workers. The current owner bravely bought it in 2018 and got right to work with updates and improvements to make it work for today’s lifestyles. The primary structure is about 600 sft and serves as the kitchen and living area. It has old wood floors, exposed brick and beams, cool black cabinets, quartz counters and a wheeled island made from an ornate antique buffet. The new addition (which replaced a termite-ridden one) has two bedrooms and two baths in an airy, high-ceilinged space. The completed home has around 1,200 sft and is just perfect for its owner: cozy, stylish and close to everything.