A few days back, right after we got off of Delaware Ave. on Christian Street to head across town, we spotted ‘For Sale’ signs on a large building we’d never noticed before. 112-20 Christian St. is owned by the Scandinavian Shipping Supply Co. and was at one point used for food manufacturing and wholesaling. Additionally, it seems that part of the building served at the Royal Norwegian Honorary Consulate in Philadelphia at one time.
Sign for the consulate
The building was offered for sale last month at a price of $1.5M, and was under contract in less than two weeks. Considering the extremely desirable location and the 14K sqft size of the lot upon which this building sits, not to mention the preexisting curb cuts, it seems that the buyer is getting a pretty attractive deal…
Months ago, we told you about some new construction rentals on the corner of Lawrence & Poplar, in Northern Liberties. Over time, we’ve provided an update or two, showing the progress at the site. When we passed by the other day, the homes appeared complete.
The materials are an interesting mix, with brick, cement board, and some other kind of plastic sheathing.
Rental prices for these 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom units with parking are in the $2,500 range. We’re guessing they’ll get those prices and maybe even higher.
What do people think of the design? Interesting, or too busy? Too many different materials, or just right? Whether you love it or hate it, it’s nice to see this project wrap up after a rather slow construction effort…