This quirky one-bedroom is one of six units that make up the historic Theophil Studios in Old Town. Initially constructed as a single-family home, the Burton Place building was later carved up into multiple units in 1940 by architect Frank Lapasso. The designer added a number of Art Deco/Moderne-inspired touches, such as a revamped exterior with a circular breezeblock wall and porthole-style windows.
Spanning just 800 square feet, the cozy home offers some notable architectural features including a pair of rectangular leaded art glass windows in the living room, a porthole in the bedroom, old-school radiators, and a wood-burning fireplace flanked by an impressive black marble hearth and a mosaic tile floor. There’s lots of built-in shelving and storage, a small but serviceable kitchenette, and some attractive (albeit mostly digital) room staging.
If you’re seeking a unique one-bedroom residence—or part-time pied-à-terre—with a distinctive architectural pedigree and a great location in the heart of Old Town, 143 W. Burton Place, Apartment 1N can be yours for $224,000. Assessments run an extra $268 per month.