On the Market: Bold and Beautiful in Fishtown for $560K
This new row house's extra-wide footprint let its builder add some stylish yet functional extras to it.
What a difference four feet make.
The slightly wider lot this four-year-old modern rowhouse sits on allowed its builder to throw in some very nice features that make it stand out from most newly built homes in Philadelphia.
The most dramatic of them is the light well that extends the full height of the home. Besides letting light from above spill into every floor, the well serves as a design element the architect used to shape and delineate space in this home and add visual interest.
The shaping is evident the moment you walk through this home’s distinctive bright red door and pass through its vestibule. A tray that runs the length of the ceiling both draws attention to the light well and its positioning opposite the staircase; together these three elements turn what would otherwise be yet another vanilla box of an open-plan floor into a visually interesting volume with clearly defined spaces: Kitchen next to the vestibule, dining area in front of the stairwell, living area behind it, with huge windows and sliding glass doors opening onto the grass backyard.
The kitchen’s frosted-glass cabinets and range hood float against the far wall and add to its sense of roominess. (It really is roomy too, with plenty of counter space and breakfast bar seating.
Upstairs, the light and stair wells define a bridge in the hallway between the two bedrooms.
And on the third floor, the light well sidles up against a large window next to another sliding glass door, this one for the full-floor master suite’s rear deck. Other luxurious touches in this suite include a full wet bar next to the stairs and a whirlpool tub in the handsome master bath.
The home this face presents to the street also communicates its uniqueness while blending in with its neighbors.
And it’s in a great location: you’re a short walk away from Frankford Avenue and Front Street shopping, dining and entertainment and almost midway between two Market-Frankford Line stations.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,427
SALE PRICE: $560,000
2213 Amber St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 [Bradley Button | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]