Unique Kensington Garage Conversion With Exposed Brick and Glass-Encased Courtyard

by Angelly Carrión | December 2, 2013 2:49 pm

Kitchen of 2062 E Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, PA[1]

Philadelphia excels at industrial-to-residential conversions, a trend with super cool results: A warehouse[2] turned family home[3]. A trolley garage turned firehouse turned apartment[4]. A meat-packing plant turned [5]into eight units[6].

So it’s understandable that the listing for this Kensington home wastes no time boasting that it’s a “stunning conversion of an industrial garage to an ultra modern 3 bedroom.”

Ultramodern, indeed. The professionally designed interior has 10-12 foot ceilings in the living and dining areas. The chef’s kitchen has quartz countertops and steel appliances. But the exposed brick wall is a reminder of the home’s original garage grunginess.

Traces of the home’s industrial past are balanced by the eco-friendly bamboo floors throughout, as well as a glass-encased, landscaped courtyard between the kitchen and custom-steel staircase. Another green space — accessible from the second-floor landing — can be found on the roof (includes patio).

Meanwhile, the second floor has a vast master bedroom and curiously shaped flex space. Could very well be a live-work home[7], don’t you think?

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square feet: 2,527
Price: $375,000



Listing: 2062 E. Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19125[8] [RE/MAX]

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.phillymag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/copy4.jpg
  2. warehouse: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1573628/
  3.  turned family home: http://www.houzz.com/ideabooks/1573628/
  4. trolley garage turned firehouse turned apartment: http://www.cnbc.com/id/40964929/Unique_Converted_Homes?slide=2
  5. meat-packing plant turned : http://www.archdaily.com/123876/
  6. into eight units: http://www.archdaily.com/123876/
  7. live-work home: https://www.phillymag.com/property/2013/10/22/live-work-homes/
  8. 2062 E. Fletcher Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19125: http://www.remax.com/realestatehomesforsale/2062-e-fletcher-st-philadelphia-pa-19125-gid400025394819.html

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