An Urban Oasis in Fishtown for $575K
This sophisticated rehab features up-to-the-minute style inside and timeless beauty outside.
It’s always a good thing when I see an email from Kelly Straka in my inbox.
That’s because I know I’m going to open it up and see something really cool inside.
The one I got four days ago was no exception. Her design and development firm, Lux-Living, has just wrapped up work on a dynamite rowhouse rehab in Fishtown, and they’re ready to put it on the market.
This three-story rowhouse on a larger-than-usual lot in Fishtown has been transfomed from modest to marvelous with Lux-Living’s usual dedication to quality, originality and style.
The style factor comes out in every room of this house. Custom wood-and-wire stair railings. Metallic hexagonal tile in the dining area. Custom lighting in the dining room and kitchen. Frosted glass cabinets and a marble tile backsplash in the kitchen. A herringbone tile floor, copper-colored tile framing and distinctive sconces in a bathroom. Exposed brick walls in all three bedrooms and a bronze sculpture of the Center City skyline in one of them.
Oh, and did I mention that Straka loves Philly? That love shows up in the design details too.
This home has features as sophisticated as its design. You’ll find a wet bar in the dining room and a gas range with built-in grill in the kitchen.
The outdoor spaces are every bit as nice. The extra-large, 55-foot-deep backyard contains both a concrete pergola-covered patio and a brick-paved terrace along with grass, shrubs, planters, a vegetable garden and a huge shade tree. And up on the third floor, you’ll find a deck off the master suite.
The guts of this home are also up-to-date: new windows, wiring, plumbing and climate control.
Finally, there’s its location. ReAnimator Coffee, Loco Pez and Cedar Point Bar and Kitchen are just down the block from you, and lively Frankford Avenue is just a few blocks further away.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,300
SALE PRICE: $575,000
OTHER STUFF: Speaking of love, Philly street artist Amberella, the woman responsible for those huge candy hearts you see on walls all over, will leave a piece of her heart at this home during an open house tomorrow (Thursday, June 14th) from 5 to 7 p.m.
2327 E. Susquehanna Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 [Kelly Straka | Custom Philly Homes]