A distinctive trio of artist-designed, contemporary townhomes built with superlative construction, sustainability and longevity.
Where standard residential party walls are 2 layers of sheetrock, this home has 8” reinforced concrete walls up to the roofline with 16” x 24” reinforced concrete columns at either end.
Where the typical Philadelphia rowhome utilizes 2” x 6” wooden studs and particle board joists, this home has 12” steel I-beams and thick-walled steel columns. Not to mention 6” reinforced concrete floors, up to and including the 4th floor deck.
This all-electric home is built for the future with a 7.37kW grid-tied, roof-mounted, PV solar panel system. Hydronic, in-floor radiant heating system with separate zones for every floor, including basement & garage. Superior R-factor spray foam insulation throughout. Hi-SEER LG Artisan Series mini-ductless air conditioning. Low-E glass casement windows providing superior passive solar gain. A 50AMP Level 2 electric car charger inside the garage.
Each home is 3200sf, 18' wide, 4 stories and features 10'7" ceilings. Bright red, cool silver & jet black corrugated steel exterior with black trim. Four bedrooms, 3 full baths with wall-hung Toto Aquia toilets, Duravit bath, Grohe sink fixtures and colourful handmade tiles from Spain. Spacious open plan 2nd floor with loft-style space for living, dining and gourmet cooking. Striking modern kitchen features stainless steel countertops and cabinetry inset w/solid, native PA black walnut. Stainless steel, energy-efficient appliances include LG induction range.
Pebble design laser-cut metal staircase with solid hickory treads, curly maple balustrades and handrails. Fourth floor master suite has black walnut ceiling panels, a large walk-in closet with custom storage & en-suite bath with a luxurious fully-tiled shower with rain head and frameless sliding glass doors. Roof deck features one-of-a-kind views of the Center City Philadelphia skyline. Finished basement is fully heated, insulated & waterproofed to provide another large, open living space for a family room, den, office or playroom, with a separate utility/storage room. Backyard is an urban oasis with real grass, corrugated metal fencing and black locust planters.
Material Used :
1. New Millenium Building Systems - Versa-Dek Composite 2 LS ES 18GA
2. MBCI - Batten-Lok HS Galvalume Plus Roof Panels, PBD Wall Panels
3. AdvanTech - Zip System Roof & Wall Sheathing
4. Trimline Windows
5. Park-Vue Sliding Doors
6. Thermolec 39,238 BTU Electric Boiler 12-B
7. Lapolla Foam-Lok 2000-4G Spray Foam Insulation
8. Rubber-Cal Elephant Bark Recycled Roof Decking Mat
9. Kohler Levity & Revel Frameless Glass Shower Doors
10. Nemo Casablanca Tile
11. Grohe Concetto Chrome Bathroom Sink & Shower Fixtures
12. Toto Acquia Wall-Mounted Toilet
13. Duravit D-Code Soaking Tub