For Rent: One of Philly’s Most Unusual Homes, G8’s 2400 Amber Street

It’s not just the facade that makes the contemporary home at 2400 Amber Street in Kensington stand out; it’s how the home was made. A project of sustainable home builders/designers/developers G8, 2400 Amber Street is pretty much as green as they get in Kensington–from big choices like recycled concrete to small elements like a rainwater collection bin.

Inside this two-bedroom home, the floors are made from bamboo; multiple skylights lessen electric usage; and cooling and heating is energy-efficient. On the other hand, G8’s philosophy has always been to balance sustainability with good design, so the rental listing also touts the home’s “luxury” kitchen with quartz counters, and you can see from the photos that the closet built-ins are rather divine. Extra space includes a fenced-in back patio and a finished basement. There’s a washer and dryer in the house.

For move-in, the requirements are a 12-month lease, and first month, last month and security deposit plus $45 application fee per applicant. Pets are a maybe, but could require another deposit. Rent is $1,950 per month.

Phillip Rubin of JG Real Estate is handling this listing. For those interested parties who like a good compost with their rental, call Phil at 215-391-8259. Or go here:

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