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West Lofts

220 South 47th Street Philadelphia, PA 19139

West Lofts

220 South 47th Street Philadelphia, PA 19139
Total Monthly Rent:
$1,235 to $1,890 per unit
2 bed / 2 bath
1 occupants max
University City Neighborhood
Type: Apartment
Move-In: Available Now
Driving Distance
0.70 mi. from Drexel University
3.70 mi. from Center City Hahnemann Campus
7.70 mi. from Queen Lane Medical Campus
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  • Laundry Access, Laundry Room in Community, Washer/Dryer in Unit
  • Recycling, Trash Removal included
  • On-Street Parking
  • Pets Allowed
  • Disability Accessible

Property Description

Authentic lofts in a full service historic building with unparalleled amenities located in vibrant West Philadelphia.

The century old grandeur of the original gothic/industrial West Philadelphia High School building is preserved in brick and steel detailing, soaring concrete ceilings and oversized windows in these luxury Philadelphia apartments near University City. The dramatic lofts, restored 1911 gym with suspended running track, the brick “plenum” (truly one of the most extraordinary event spaces in Philadelphia) comprise the West Lofts' lifestyle.​​​


Each floor plan is unique with studios, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom penthouses. The Lofts have fifteen foot ceilings, exposed concrete beams, over-sized windows and full height mezzanines. The penthouses have 22’ ceilings and washer/dryers. Heating and cooling is individually controlled and supplemented by stainless steel ceiling fans. The floors and ceilings are 6” of concrete and the walls are 50% thicker than in conventional apartments.

Natural Materials
Each loft has an open riser steel stair with steel railings, distressed maple floors, and glazed brick window sills. Each kitchen has Italian cabinets, sinks and faucets, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. Bathrooms feature handmade concrete vanities and Italian faucets.

  • 15'-22' Concrete Ceilings
  • Original Hardwood Floors
  • 10 Foot Windows
  • In Unit Washer Dryer (Penthouse)
  • Exposed Brick Walls
  • Full Height Lofts
  • Gallery Style Track Lighting
  • Industrial Ceiling Fans
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Italian Cabinets & Faucets
  • Handmade Concrete Vanities
  • Steel Open Riser Stairs

Fit, Focused & Engaged

Modeled after our favorite spaces – boutique hotel lobbies, start–up rec spaces and co-working, the common areas of the building are designed to encourage social interaction and a healthy life style. The lobby will also host events in the worlds of art, music, technology, and food.

The gym, originally sized for 1,500 students has 24 foot ceilings, natural light and a running track, as well as TVs and a sound system. There is also an active yoga studio with classes regularly.

Residents don’t just rent a home. With the extraordinary array of available amenities, they embrace a lifestyle.

Hang Out

West Lofts is on the edge of Walnut Hill, adjacent to Garden Court and the Spruce Hill Neighborhoods - known for their extraordinary array of local establishments. Overall, there are 25 bars and restaurants within walking distance of West Lofts (not one of which is a chain).​ There are also drugstores, dry cleaners & supermarkets nearby - and there is always the option of receiving grocery delivery by Fresh Direct, InstaCart & Peapod, or joining the local co-op.

We are also happy to offer Skype walk-throughs of units and common areas beginning in May if you are unable to ​travel to the area before renting.