The House


Built in 1915, the Nu has lots of architectural charm. The 4,200 sq. ft. house sits on a 4,800 sq. ft. lot, and the physical house includes the following:​

    • 10 single bedrooms

    • 4 floors

    • 3 full bathrooms

    • Living room with 65-in. TV and 3 couches

    • Dining room seating 10+ people

    • Kitchen with 10 stovetops, 2 ovens, and 4 refrigerators

    • Library seating 10+ people

    • Laundry room with washer and dryer

    • Basement with home gym and bar

    • Covered front and back porches

    • Rooftop access

    • 6 parking spaces

Other house amenities include:

    • Wifi & digital subscriptions (Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max)

    • AC units and radiators

    • Communal cleaning, bathroom, and laundry supplies

    • House kegerator

    • Indoor bike rack

    • Printer

    • Grill

Proximity to points of interest:

    • 12 minute walk to medical campus (JMEC)

    • 12 minute walk to CHOP/PPMC (hospitals)

    • 10 minute walk to HUP (hospital)

    • 5 minute walk to the VA (hospital)

    • 6 minute walk to nearest grocery store (Acme)

    • Many restaurants within a 5-10 minute walk

    • <10 minute walk to SEPTA and bus stops

    • 1 block from Indego bikeshare station

    • Across the street from Penn’s undergraduate campus

    • 1 mile from the scenic Schuylkill River

First Floor

The first floor houses the living room, dining room, kitchen, and laundry room, with two sets of stairs at the front and back of the house leading to the upper floors and to the basement, where the house bar and home gym are located.

Living Room

The living room is equipped with a large 65-inch TV, the house kegerator, an upright piano, and a bike rack. It's a great place to watch TV, play video games, and just hang out.


The kitchen boasts a restaurant-quality range with 10 burners and 2 ovens, 4 refrigerators, and all the appliances you can think of (coffeemaker, toaster oven, Ninja blender, rice cooker, air fryer, and more!). Communal kitchen and cooking supplies are available for any house member to use in their culinary creations and experiments.

Dining Room

The dining room seats at least 10 and serves as a space to eat, play board games, and anything else that needs a giant table.

Laundry Room

The laundry room includes a washer, dryer, and communal laundry supplies such as laundry detergent and dryer sheets.

Covered Front & Back Porches

The front porch has tables and chairs and is covered to protect you from the elements while you enjoy the fresh Philly air. A large outdoor space heater also keeps you warm during the winter months. The back porch has a grill for all of your barbeque-ing needs.

Second Floor

The second floor holds 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and the house library.


The Nu library is the ideal study spot for both pandemic and non-pandemic times, featuring tables, couches, bookshelves of medical textbooks, a printer, office supplies, and whiteboards.


The second floor has 3 bedrooms sized at 274, 184, and 149 sq. ft.

Third & Fourth Floors

The third and fourth floors hold the remaining 7 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the third floor and 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on the fourth floor). The bedrooms are sized at 235, 132, 184, 149, 274, 308, and 165 sq. ft. The fourth floor leads to the house's roof.