Just Listed: Reclaimed Rowhouse in Point Breeze
Like the rugged, outdoorsy look? This rehabbed rowhouse for sale in east Point Breeze offers just enough of it to tantalize you.
Surely you’ve seen pictures of those grand lodges in our Western national parks — Yellowstone, Yosemite, Grand Teton, Grand Canyon, the list goes on. Many of them were built with logs and stone, and on the inside, they combine clubby elegance with an outdoorsy ambience.
First, let us note that this combination really can’t be replicated in a standard Philadelphia rowhouse. That said, someone who likes that aesthetic can add it to a standard Philadelphia rowhouse to pleasing effect.
Take this two-story “workingman’s” rowhouse for sale in eastern Point Breeze. Through the judicious and thoughtful application of reclaimed and natural materials, it manages to offer just enough of that roughing-it-in-style vibe to be appealing.
We don’t know whether or not this house’s owner has been to any of those park lodges, but the dining room on the main floor could convincingly pass for a park lodge dining room in miniature. The reclaimed wood batten-board paneling, sliding barn door over the basement stairs, half-log wall accent, ceiling beam and chandelier fashioned from a tree trunk combine to great effect and are enhanced by the living room’s exposed brick wall.
Those wall boards aren’t the only reclaimed material deployed here. Again, we don’t know how much of the main floor was sourced at Philly Reclaim, or whether much of it was sourced there at all, but again, the living room gives off the air of a space that’s made creative reuse of architectural surplus, even if it hasn’t.
The powder room, however, has.
And the eat-in kitchen’s combination of midcentury modern cabinets, tile backsplash, farmhouse sink and an exposed-brick rear wall to produce a space that’s at once funky and sophisticated.
The reclaimed aesthetic spills into the backyard, where wood-framed planters add a touch of nature to the paved patio.
The bedrooms upstairs also display that same funky sophistication as the kitchen. (The small middle bedroom currently functions as a dressing room but can be converted back if desired.)
And the bathroom didn’t have to be reclaimed at all — it retains all of its 1940s/1950s pink-and-green-tiled charm.
Combine all this with a super-convenient location and you have an original that’s also a winner. It’s just half a block from Tasker-Morris station on the Broad Street Line and a short walk to fine dining and unique boutique shopping on East Passyunk Avenue as well as the South Philadelphia Tap Room, Ultimo Coffee and other popular Point Breeze establishments.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,008
SALE PRICE: $339,500
1609 S. Rosewood St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 [Dominic Fuscia | Dominic Fuscia Team | Coldwell Banker Preferred]