As we're sometimes wont to do, we were meandering around some of the lesser known streets in Northern Liberties this week, looking for some projects that are perhaps off the beaten path. This is a great neighborhood for such wandering, chock full of blocks that stop and start. And there's the occasional log cabin. When we got to the skinny 1000 block of N. Leithgow St., we came upon four new looking foundations. Then we remembered we actually wrote about them about a year and a half ago.
Back then, 1018 and 1020 N. Leithgow St. were under construction and the foundations pictured above were a well tended vacant lot. In the time that's passed, one of the homes sold for $508K. The other is on the market for just under $650K. With 2,500 sqft of living space over four floors and a parking spot, we would not be surprised to see the developers get close to this price. And soon, four more homes will rise next door.
According to the permits, these are supposedly going to be three stories tall but that seems inconsistent with the two homes to the south, built by the same developers and receiving the same variances after coming before NLNA back in 2011. It would be a surprise to see something architecturally different than the two existing homes. But whether they rise three or four stories, we'll just be glad to see a little more infill in this neighborhood, and a project get finished after a three plus year buildup. And whoever buys these homes can at least rest assured that they won't get much traffic on their little street. It's kind of nice to be tucked away, we'd imagine.