51 Phillips Place was in need of a lot of TLC when Linda Muerle purchased it back in 2013. The house was rich in local history, full of lovely original architectural details, and set on a sizeable lot. Linda had just sold the last of 6 units at her condo complex around the corner at 90 Pomeroy Terrace (formerly the Northampton School for Girls - another lovely historic building), and she was looking for a new project. Linda Muerle is a licensed and trained architect, owner of the local company Consulting Design, and she is drawn to beautiful older homes in need of a new purpose.
The original house at 51 Phillips Place was built in 1848, and Linda's purchase of the property coincided with the new zoning in Northampton which encourages infill. She was able to complete a gut renovation of the existing structure, preserving some original floors, moldings, doors and staircases - and transform them into 2, beautifully appointed and energy efficient condos. In addition, the size of the lot allowed her to build 2 brand new townhouses on the same property.
At the moment, 3 of the 4 units are available for purchase. They are, as follows:
A 3 bedroom, 2 bath unit with a private front porch and detached one car garage, as well as one dedicated off-street parking space. Eat-in cook's kitchen and dining room comprise the first floor, the upstairs has refinished original wide-plank wood floors, 3 bedrooms (including a light-filled ensuite Master), laundry and 2 full baths. There are pull-down stairs leading to attic storage as well. This unit has original moldings and staircase, as well as dedicated green space outdoors. Offered at $379,000
In the back of the main house is Unit 2. This condo has a sweet side porch, an open concept downstairs, comprised of cook's kitchen, dining and living room. As well as the option of a first floor master suite (which could also be a guest room or office). There is an attached one car garage, dedicated parking spot and outdoor green space. The second floor houses 2 more bedrooms and full baths, as well as laundry. The upstairs master has large windows and cathedral ceilings, a walk in closet, additional storage in the eaves and a beautiful master bathroom. Offered at $429,000
Unit 4 is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath condo with an attached one-car garage and one off street parking spot. It is brand new construction and purchase at this point would allow a buyer to weigh in on finishes and paint colors. There is both a first and second floor master, as well as two additional bedrooms. There is a large kitchen/dining room with a bay window, and a large living room on the first floor as well. The upstairs houses the 3 additional bedrooms, bathrooms and more storage. There is a full basement which could easily be converted into living space. Offered at $549,000
OPEN HOUSE FOR UNITS 1 and 2 THIS SATURDAY, MAY 30th FROM 1 - 3 PM!
The original house at 51 Phillips Place, now Units 1 and 2
The new construction at 51 Phillips Place - Units 3 and 4.
The interior of Unit 2, housed in the original structure. Original posts and stair rail were able to be incorporated into the design.