Renovated row house in Domaine Girard for sale
This classic 1920 South Philly townhouse had its facade modernized after 1950. This made modernizing its interior in 2018 a no-brainer.
We’ve showcased many classic Philadelphia townhouses that have undergone Modernist transformations over the years. In most cases, the renovations only modernized the interior, although many of them did some interesting things on the front facades in order to make them stand out from the crowd while still fitting in.
In the case of this renovated Domaine Girard row home for sale, someone else had already taken care of modernizing the exterior. As you can see in the photo above, this house is part of a row of porch houses dating from around 1920 or thereabouts. But its facade received a facelift that turned it into a basic mid-century modern townhouse, most likely in the 1950s or 1960s.
So, in 2018, its owners decided to rebuild the interior to the same level. In fact, make it a higher standard because they used high quality materials all over from Brazilian pecan soils.
And the modernism exhibited in the interior is of the most recent postmodern variety which allows design elements to be mixed with decorative elements.
The five-window door that welcomes you into the house, of course, is very Mid-Century. The living room itself is also simple, and the original 1920s banister remains on the stairs to the second floor.
The kitchen, meanwhile, is inspired by the Shakers, the religious sect that invented modern furniture before anyone knew what modern meant. Her custom cabinets clearly show her Shaker roots. It also has display shelves above the sink, granite countertops, and top drawer appliances, including a five-burner gas cooktop whose fifth burner is large enough to accommodate. manage a hot plate. Your guests can use the powder room after cooking.
Attached to the island is a waterfall wood dining table that seats four, but if you want to host a larger dinner, you can do so by placing a table and chairs in the space between the living room and the kitchen. This middle section of the ground floor adds visual interest with its exposed brick wall on one side and its café bar with beverage refrigerator on the other. (By the way, the light fixture above the cafe bar is not included with the house.)
Each of the three bedrooms upstairs has its own personality. The front bedroom has a beautiful green wood accent wall.
The middle bedroom, which is probably the smallest of the three if this house meets Philadelphia townhouse standards, is currently serving as a home office. These two bedrooms share a bathroom and the hallway has marble flooring.
The master bedroom at the rear is both stylish and well equipped. The bedroom is painted blue and bathed in natural light.
An open walk-in closet at the entrance to the master suite leads to the master bathroom, which features striking black walls and a matching vanity. It also has a large walk-in shower with two shower heads.
This renovated Girard estate townhouse for sale has a small backyard in addition to its porch, which faces a cemetery across 18th Street. But two parks are also a short walk away: Stephen Girard Park to the southwest and the Guerin Recreation Center to the northeast.
West Passyunk Avenue is lined with shops and restaurants, and you’ll find a ShopRite supermarket and the Quartermaster Plaza mall just west of Stephen Girard Park. Just a little further from you is the East Passyunk row of restaurants. All of these places are within walking distance, which is why this house has a walking score of 95, but several SEPTA public transport routes pass nearby as well.
This makes this beautiful modern townhouse a great find if you want the convenience of the city with less hustle and bustle.
THE FINE PRINTING
SPA: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,455
SELLING PRICE: $ 429,900
OTHER THINGS: The renovation also replaced the house’s electrical system, plumbing, windows and roof. Its sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $ 10,000 on September 9.
2323 S. 18th St., Philadelphia, PA 19145 [Rob Fisher | Coldwell Banker Realty]