The monochromatic palette of new construction can sometimes dampen the drama of a new home. So the advantage of a home built in 2006 is that it’s had some time to feel grow up a bit and start experimenting with color. Plus, being eight years old means there’s still some mileage in the tax abatement.
This end unit still boasts very tasteful, neutral wall colors and furniture schemes but every other room or so is punctuated with an accent wall or a bright coat of paint. We love the yellow guest room which manages to be less neon than buttery. The kitchen and family room feature luxury light fixtures as well as built-in cabinetry. The den, kitchen and family room are wired with built-in speakers, which is a thoughtful upgrade. Upstairs the children’s bedrooms feature the most darling tree-house style bedding we have seen to date. The master includes professionally designed closets and an en-suite bathroom. Two bedrooms on the top floor share a dual-access bathroom.
Outside there is a lovely wrap-around patio with an awning as well as two-car garage parking with a private driveway. Plus: a private elevator. Stairs are the worst.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 3,200
204 Gaskill St., Philadelphia, PA
Listing: 204 Gaskill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147