Rather of earning this handsome home modern-day in a garden-wide variety renovation, builders Túlio Deleon and Kevin Mathisen produced it more like itself once more.
You have no doubt seen hundreds of rowhouses like this Cobbs Creek Tudor Revival residence for sale get built more than in neighborhoods all around the city.
Typically, what the makeovers do is turn these properties into versions on the open-system present day dwelling in a common shell. That renovated rowhouse in Ogontz I featured back in February is a great case in point of that phenomenon.
Developers Túlio Deleon of Santuario PHL and Kevin Mathisen of Catalyst Builders selected not to go down that path. As a substitute, they renovated this residence in a manner that respects and builds upon its unique character, which combines elements of Tudor and Craftsman design and style.
The most important ground, for instance, even now consists of an enclosed solar porch and 3 unique rooms: A living home. a dining room and a kitchen area.
The sun porch got a beamed ceiling in the makeover.
And the living room’s brick fire obtained restored and polished to a higher gloss. Gabriel Reiss and Jackie Friscia of Retone Interior Style selected to phase this dwelling minimally in buy to enable its solid bones discuss louder.
The eating room obtained redone with a light contact, with the 1 really new factor becoming its modern twist on a common chandelier.
And a wall even now separates it from the kitchen area, which bought a far more complete makeover. The kitchen area renovation additional farmhouse-design and style cabinetry in earth tones, open wood display shelves, quartz counter tops, subway-tile backsplashes and large-conclude stainless-steel appliances.
Guiding the kitchen, a mixture powder area and laundry home included in Art Nouveau-model wallpaper prospects to the rear porch and yard.
During the residence, authentic doors and hardware like the stained-glass doors main to the 2nd-floor entrance bed room obtained preserved and restored.
So did the bathrooms, immediately after a vogue. The 2nd-flooring rest room completely channels the past with its clawfoot tub, although the third-flooring main toilet did get a more modern glass-enclosed shower. The tilework in equally, having said that, hews real to this house’s era of construction.
There are some reclaimed products that went into this dwelling, however. In specific, the stained-glass windows in its concluded basement. Greg Stefan Studios restored these windows, which come from a church constructed sometime just after the Civil War.
Of study course, a renovation of this high-quality will value extra than a standard rehab, and as a consequence, this Cobbs Creek Tudor Revival house for sale may possibly nicely be priced outside of the arrive at of those people dwelling all around it. But all those who can pay for it — and they’re out there — will uncover that they have purchased a accurate gem of a restored property if they do get it.
THE Good PRINT
BATHS: 3 whole, 1 50 %
Square Toes: 2,730
SALE Price tag: $439,900
6218 Washington Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19143 [Christopher Carr | Simple Choice Realty via Zillow]