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Step Inside a Gorgeous Firehouse-Turned-Family-Home Whose History Dates Back to 1874

A part of Philadelphia’s history is  now on the market — and it comes with major Ghostbusters vibes.

Recently converted into a light-filled, modern family home, the building at 808 Morris St. in Philadelphia, PA has  a rich backstory, having served as a firehouse for close to 80 years.

— which was lovingly restored by the owner, a realtor skilled in breathing new life into properties with potential.

Built in 1874, the former Engine 10 firehouse pays tribute to its public-serving past, retaining its original brick façade

But the magic lies inside, where you’ll find over 5,500 square feet of elegant living space.

The interiors been completely revamped in a way that doesn’t erase the building’s past, but rather complements it.

The house was fitted with hardwood floors made from reclaimed pine barn wood — specifically chosen to suit the era of the building. 

The newly added custom staircases are showpieces, with stair treads made from reclaimed barn joists, and accented by an exposed brick wall.

Currently on the market asking $2,875,000, the converted firehouse  has 3 beds, 2 full baths and  2 half baths, a home office, and a generous basement with a killer gym

The top floor leads out onto the massive roof deck that offers great views of the city - and there's also a charming courtyard to add extra outdoor space.

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Story: FancyPantsHomes.com  Credit for images: Alcove Media courtesy of Coldwell Banker