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Home Residential Projects 907 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA
907 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA
907 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA

907 South Tenth Street, Philadelphia, PA

This row house is in the heart of the Italian Market, an older working class neighborhood rapidly transitioning to upper scale housing due to a speculative market. The challenge was to take a ruined shell and turn it into a house that a professional family would love, and also keeping it in character with the neighborhood.

In dire condition due to years of neglect, the house was un-savable and we had to rebuild from scratch. With the full block lot, I was able to design a deeper than normal rowhouse. For the new façade, I took cues from the styles of rowhouses in the historic section of the city. The new interior has a straight-thru view through the living room archway, and framed at the end by the kitchen pass-thru and a trio of casement windows over the counters overlooking a deep urban patio-yard. The upstairs laundry was also moved and, simultaneously, the basement was deepened to allow proper space for a new HVAC systems and workshop. Despite the space constrictions, we still managed to squeeze a new powder room and a bath on each floor.

The "icing on the cake" is a new staircase leading to a cupola on the roof with a full deck across the back, with great views of the fireworks and the South Philly sunsets.

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