2401 Emerald Street, Philadelphia PA 19125 | $SOLD
Come and explore the latest East Kensington accomplishment from Red Oak Development, the company that recently unveiled their celebrated Parrish House project. This project shows once again that Red Oak is ‘not your ordinary builder.’ Created in collaboration with local artisans, this 2500 square foot Corner Property was designed to celebrate a vibrant play of materials, colors and forms. Its exterior is uniquely finished with COR-TEN steel, which oxidizes to a rich color, while custom made steel planters line the steel and wood entry staircase. Entering the house, you’ll find an open Living-Dining-Kitchen area with birch floors, concrete counters by Craftwork Design, handmade cabinetry and island with poured concrete top, a custom tile backsplash up to the ceiling, and Kitchen Aid appliances. The metalwork throughout, like the wide steel columns and beams, is paired with custom light fixtures and staircase railings all in a thin but incredibly strong steel, fabricated at Red Oak’s studio. On the second floor, the front and rear Bedrooms have excellent corner light, and are separated by a full bath with custom tiled floor and walls, plus a steel sink base as well as a full laundry area. On the third floor, a large Master Bedroom with a walk-in closet features a large bathroom which has a skylight, a custom steel sink base below beautiful walnut counter with dual sinks, and floor to ceiling tiled shower in a vivid green, paired with concrete and glass elements. Third floor hall has large glass sliding doors out to the terrace, and the upper roof deck is steps away through the upper stairway, beautifully lit by an adjustable, solar powered and remote controlled skylight. The Basement is an open finished space. With its natural light, cork floors and a full Bathroom, it makes a very flexible space for a study, studio, or even a bedroom. Other features of the house include a yard, a complete sprinkler system, high quality doors and windows and LED recessed lights throughout, along with custom lighting from Red Oak. The house is a block and a half from the York/Dauphin El Station for a 10 minute commute to Center City, and three blocks from the re-energized Frankford Avenue corridor. This spacious house is a careful fusion of timeless high quality materials; filled with playful shapes, rich colors, and modern steel. In a new construction landscape too often fixed on the safe and generic, this house is a magnificent anomaly. Come and be inspired.