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Vader Garage Rehab Will Take Your Breath Away!

Fletcher Street Rehab Cutaway

My man over at 100k House ran into a guy in Philly that just finished this green garage rehab and has it for sale on Craigslist.  Long and short, three University of Pennsylvania Master of Architecture majors agreed to forgo the traditional route of finding summer internships and decided to buy, design, and rehab a house in Philly.  The result is this stylish renovation with undeniable appeal.  My two favorite aspects of the design are (1) the Cor-Ten facade that provides both privacy from the outside and visibility from the inside, and (2) the courtyard area that separates the living room / kitchen and office / bedroom area (it's nice to have a buffer between the noisy tv room and sleeping areas).

++2062 E Fletcher Street, Philly, PA 19125 [flickr set]
++$419000 New Modern House with Green Roof [Craigslist]

Here are some of the green-ish aspects of the renovation:

  • Interior courtyard leading to rooftop
  • 600 sf green roof
  • 200 sf rooftop patio with recycled tire pavers
  • Bamboo flooring throughout
  • On-demand electric water heater
  • 5 min. walk to downtown subway

Other than adding some on-site renewables, I can't imagine modern, green living getting much better than this.   

Cor-ten Facade





Bathroom Sink Shower


wow! that's a steal compared to the "green" new urbanism infill house that we just bought for a cool $801K... (ouch)

we're house #584 (the one without photos, similar to the "eco-modern garden home")

@elaine - wow! love those infill houses and happy you were able to snag one. When you move in, maybe we should swap photos and write an article about it???

Great project! How did they detail the corten and glass so it looks seamless, with the glass tinted from the outside, but clear from the inside?

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