It took a few months longer than we were hoping, but our Philly Airbnb apartment is now live!
We fell in love with the high ceilings, the old floors and moldings, and the private roof deck instantly. The rest looked like a fancy grandmother’s pied-à-terre. We thought it would take a few weeks–a month, tops–to whip the place into shape and get it up on Airbnb with plenty of time to spare before the summer travel season and DNC kicked off. Instead, the listing went live on July 25th, the first day of the DNC.
What took so long? To start, we had almost no time to be in Philly. But we also ended up tearing out a couple closets, panelling that back wall, spiffing up the roof deck with huge planters and plenty of plants, and having a new wall AC installed. We also refinished the original wood floors and uncovered original hex tile in the bathroom, which all needed to be grinded down to remove a thick layer of who-knows-what that had accumulated over the past century. Once we’d done all that, it seemed a shame not to go all the way and give it our usual treatment of leaving no surface untouched. Five months later, we’re done!
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