The word "rustic" might make you think of log cabins, deer antlers affixed to the walls and blue gingham curtains, but don't let that pastoral image deter you from bringing elements from the country into the city.
Nestled in Northern Liberties, this three-bed, two-and-a-half bath townhome does just that. Throughout, wide-planked wooden floors bring a cozy warmth to the home's clean architectural lines and custom-made metal banister. In the kitchen, custom dark wood cabinets and a built-in island offer stark contrast to chef's grade, stainless steel appliances and concrete counters cast by a local artisan.
The master suite at 951 N. Lawrence St. is a comforting and luxurious retreat: in the bath, find a custom glass shower stall, an ebony vanity with marble countertops and black marble floor tiles. Guests will feel at home, too, with their separate suite behind the one-car garage, that includes a second family room space, patio and spa bathroom.
Join the property for an open house later this week, and awe at some of its more hidden details: wooden beams and cathedral-style vaulted ceilings, several patio spaces and a roof deck with views of the Ben Franklin Bridge.
Currently listed for $575,000, this 1,900-square-foot property will host an open house later this week through Coldwell Banker.