When David Amburn, one half of the well-known architecture firm of Amburn/Jarosinski, passed away in 2012, his work and life partner Jerry Jarosinski told the Inquirer the work of the designers of Kansas City Prime, River City Diner and Arroyo Grill had “significantly changed the face of Manayunk.” The firm’s work was also included in the book The Unexpected House in a City of Tradition, and Amburn was chair of the Historical Commission’s architectural review committee.
Meanwhile, Jarosinski was chairman of COLLAB in 1991 and 1993. In 2006, he was made an honorary committee member for his decade of service.
Right before Amburn passed away, he designed one last home in Harleysville, PA--for Jaronsinski.
This Society Hill home, however, was designed by the two of them. The three-story residence includes a two-story foyer with slate flooring and accent lighting, a kitchen with metal back splash, under cabinet lighting, and granite countertops, and a dining room with built-in credenza. Stainless steel kitchen amenities include a a Viking stove, microwave, Kitchen Aide dishwasher, and double sink. There's also a Sub Zero fridge and custom cabinets by Lutzwood.
The living room has natural stone flooring and an unusual floor-to-ceiling steel fireplace; glass doors lead to the outdoor garden. There's a den on the second floor that overlooks the foyer and has custom built-in shelves and French doors that open out to the roof deck. The master bedroom has an en suite bathroom with granite counters and a shower with frameless doors. The third floor has the other bedrooms and an expansive hall closet.
Additional features include a one-car deeded parking, security system, hardwood floors, and a finished basement (built-in shelves, laundry room and extra storage).
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 2,750
406 S 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Listing: 406 S. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19147 [Plumer & Associates Inc.]