Historic and unique 2 bedrooms, 2 full bath condo for sale in the heart of Philadelphia. Located between Rittenhouse Square and Washington Square, a block away from the mid-town village restaurant row. This former 5 story rare bookstore and Italian style building, built in 1892 by Frank Miles Day, was transformed into a contemporary live-work 5 unit condo building, with an impressive one unit per floor. Equipped with high security system, keyless entry and keyed elevator opening into each unit, the interior emphasizes the unique historical elements of the building combined with modern design. Victorian fireplaces retrofitted with gas - fueled contemporary glass, 10 ft high ceilings, spaces drenched in light through high south-facing windows and a video intercom security system. Each unit has an open floor plan for living, dining, kitchen areas, including new hardwood floors throughout. European high-efficiency hot water baseboard heating, high velocity central air system plus complete water filtration system, purified at source. Kitchen includes Viking & Asko stainless steel appliances, Euro washer/dryer, granite countertops and Italian glass ceiling fixtures. Bathrooms have ceramic tiled walls to ceiling, green slate floors, granite vanity tops, frameless glass shower doors and Japanese plumbing fixtures. Private large balcony off the dining room on one side & the bedroom on the other. Walk to surrounding restaurants, theaters, retail businesses, coffee shops and food markets, including The Reading Terminal. Easy access to public transportation and nearby parking lot with monthly rentals. Call to show. Available immediately. Please note small pet allowed and professional pictures will be done over the week end. Lease purchase availabe as well..