If “living over the store” appeals to you, this fantastically renovated former nook retailer has simply what you’re on the lookout for.
Looking for a spot the place you are able to do enterprise together with your shoppers through the day, then commute up a flight of stairs to your house at day’s finish?
Then this Point Breeze dwell/work home on the market has your identify written throughout it.
Artist Jay Hardman and his artist spouse Lauren Westenheiser have been on the lookout for such a spot after they ran throughout this former ice cream store on Reed Street.
“I was looking for something where I could work from home, where I could have an artist’s studio, workshop and living space combined,” says Hardman.
The structure of this two-story nook retailer and condo spoke to him, he continues. It additionally gave him an opportunity to apply the commerce and occupation he was coming into.
“It needed some work when I took ownership of it,” he says, “but I was also working in construction and learning the carpentry trade. And that led into other endeavors, like historic preservation and now architecture.”
He bought quite a lot of apply in all of these areas in the midst of rehabbing this Point Breeze dwell/work home on the market. The makeover fuses the most effective components of recent and conventional design, and it additionally beneficial properties heat from a liberal use of earth tones all through the dwelling areas.
Hardman purchased the property in 2005 and Westenheiser joined him there in 2011. Over the last decade since, it has advanced together with them, their household and their careers.
The onetime ice cream parlor that had served as their studio house now features as a living-dining room that will get loads of mild by the massive storefront home windows. Industrial pendant lights give it a contact of funkiness, whereas the mahogany trim and home windows, etched-glass transom and pressed-tin ceiling channel this constructing’s previous.
Hardman and Westenheimer not use the storefront as workspace. But turning it again into workspace could be a cinch, for a wall separates it from the living-quarters portion of the ground. The alcove on the again accommodates the doorway resulting in the kitchen, the place the personal dwelling quarters really start.
The eat-in kitchen has its personal separate entrance on Colorado Street, and you can too enter it from the storage and laundry room in again. The mixture of white up to date cabinetry, butcher-block counter tops, white tile backsplash with black grout and a tray ceiling with mahogany crown moldings and brown wooden inlays make this house pop. The gasoline vary was put in simply final week and has but for use.
The upstairs front room continues that blended theme with two-tone inexperienced partitions and mahogany-trimmed bookcases and cabinets surrounding the steps. Those cabinets match the kitchen ceiling sample and complement the unique archway separating this room from the bed room.
A up to date cupboard to the left of that archway hides a Murphy mattress and a nook for displaying artwork.
And the bed room has loads of room for a sitting space — or a crib, as right here — in its sq. window bay. It additionally has an ornamental fire. Here, the distinction between the mahogany moldings and white surfaces within the tray ceiling provide a whiff of the Moderne.
The upstairs toilet additionally combines previous and current. Contemporary subway tile strains its partitions and tub/bathe whereas a traditional diamond tile sample fills its flooring. A classic two-piece rest room additionally shares house with a up to date vainness, cupboards and storage cabinets.
The rear deck off the lounge, nonetheless, has a extra frankly up to date look. The portholed door resulting in the deck, however, is authentic. All of the home windows on this home, true to the unique design although they could be, are new Andersen alternative home windows.
As their daughter has now outgrown that crib, Hardman and Westheimer have decamped for more room within the greener precincts of Germantown. But they go away behind this home that’s ideally fitted to the post-pandemic world of labor — or for anybody who wants a house workplace that’s extra workplace than house.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 1,280
SALE PRICE: $385,000
OTHER STUFF: The roof, plumbing, wiring, furnace, water heater and different primary programs additionally obtained makeovers. And as this location has a Walk Score of 90, you might discover which you could go away your automotive in that storage more often than not.
1715 Reed St., Philadelphia, PA 19146 [Kathy Krebs and Alex Aberle | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]