See the AMAZING Parish House
The Most Original, Most Artful, Most Creative Conversion in Philadelphia
This one-of-a-kind 1912 rectory boasts of stone, brick, timber, and architectural detail that is unparalleled. We call it the Parish House and it is located in East Kensington proper: a Fishtown-area neighborhood. This one-of-a-kind 1912 rectory is located in East Kensington proper: a Fishtown-area neighborhood. Boasting of exposed stone, brick, original timber, architectural details, the homes are marked by the mastery of Red Oak Development’s in-house craftsman who fabricated and resourced the project's customizations.
The exterior of the Parish House displays enormous windows that match the original, over-100-year-old rectory's facade. The revolutionary interior pairs an urban industrial flair with extraordinary materials, creating an atmosphere of old world distinction and modern luxury. Revolutionary design and extraordinary resourced materials build distinction and luxury in each of the 5 Parish House homes.
Discover 5 magnificent homes that will reflect your individual taste and expression like no other property in Philadelphia.
The creation of the Parish House has been an exciting labor of love for Red Oak Development! This genius team had the vision, skill, and creative sensibilities to transform a historic building into 5 luxurious, awe-inspiring new construction townhomes, never losing sight of their deep intention to preserve and resource as much of the original details as possible.
Full of unique and superbly crafted details, the Parish House is stunning; it's stupendous; and, our first unit to hit the market went under contract in just TWO DAYS!
The exterior of the ParishHouse displays enormous windows on 3 sides of this corner facing home that match the over 100-year-old rectory's facade. The use of extraordinary materials creates an atmosphere of old world distinction & modern luxury in each of the 5 homes available at ParishHouse. Enter into 2126 E Firth St. where you will be guided through this impressive home by the original grand staircase which is an architectural masterpiece. Step up into the expansive living space, flooded with natural light, 14' soaring ceilings, original & hardwood floors and custom resourced & hand made lighting selections.
The eat-in kitchen is jaw dropping with an original reclaimed pew as you enter, polished cement counter tops made by a local artist, contrasted by beautiful white Shaker style wood cabinets, soft close doors, pull out drawer features, 5 burner stainless steel gas range, under mount stainless sink, gooseneck faucet, pendant custom school house lighting, as well as recessed lighting and a grand chandelier in the dining room. There is reclaimed wood wrapped around the island & the refrigerator as well as a peek through into the 1st floor & kitchen from the staircase.
The full finished basement has 10' ceilings, polished concrete floors, & the original antique safe under the staircase. There is a powder room in the hall going up to the 2nd-floor. There are two bedrooms on the 2nd floor sharing a magnificent walk through bath fitted with marble, wainscoting, built in shelves, arabesque tile, & a resourced custom slate top vanity and antique mirror.
The master suite on the 3rd floor is like none other, with details such as the hand built reclaimed wood double sink vanity with wall mounted faucets, exotic tile floors, & frameless glass enclosed shower, & bedroom views with huge skylights. Other features: private yard with original custom wrought iron fence, 2 zone HVAC system, large closets throughout, custom Pella Architect Series windows, video intercom, Sonos sound system & smart home alarm/HVAC controls from your phone, 5 panel solid doors, 10-year tax abatement on the improvements. Only 4 units remain. Also, visit 2132 E Firth St.
One of the premier units, 2134 went off the market in just TWO DAYS. Enter into the foyer with a built-in bench, slate tile floor & coat nook. Step up into the expansive living space, featuring 14’ soaring ceilings. This massive room is perfect for entertaining, is adorned with original wainscoting, & original hardwood floors. Red Oak custom forged the metal staircase that starts from the finished basement & climbs to the top level. The treads made with solid wood from original rectory beams.
The multi-tiered chandelier that hangs in the stairwell is handmade with antique wire & a custom base. The eat-in kitchen is jaw dropping with polished cement countertops made by a local artist, contrasted by an incredible gold chandelier, gray stained Shaker style wood cabinets, soft close doors, pull out drawer features, 5 burner stainless steel gas range & appliance package, under mount stainless sink, gooseneck faucet, pendant schoolhouse lights reworked from the original rectory, as well as recessed lighting, & solar operated skylights. There is a built-in pantry with sliding barn door from salvaged wood & the fridge is wrapped in the same reclaimed wood.
As mentioned a full finished basement, with 10’ ceilings, polished concrete floors, & a rustic barn door that leads to the utility room. The 2nd-floor bedrooms are large with ample closets. The rear bedroom is incredible and set off by a massive sliding hand welded metal door fitted with reclaimed glass. There is a hall bath fitted with marble, wainscoting, arabesque tile, & a resourced custom slate top vanity that is magnificent.
The master suite is like none other, with details such as the hand built reclaimed wood double sink vanity with wall mounted faucets, soaking tub, a collector grade antique chandelier, exotic tile floors, & frameless glass enclosed shower. This suite is complete with barn door, skylights for tons of natural light & a massive walkout deck with green roof & original decorative architectural detail preserved from the old rectory.
Other features: 2 zone HVAC system, large closets throughout, custom Pella Architect Series windows, video intercom, Sonos sound system & smart home alarm/HVAC controls from your phone, 5 panel solid doors, approx. 3,530 sq ft, 10-year tax abatement on the improvements. Ask about the corner unit located at 2126 E Firth. Inquire about our photo gallery, info on each of the 5 homes in the development, & guided tours by request.
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