4/22/2011

G8's Complete Total Renovation of 2045 E. York Street Residence

A staple prototype for G8's sustainable renovation projects, the 2045 E. York Street Residence in Fishtown boast a slew of sustainable features and practices throughout the project.  With an almost fully completed residence, G8 is proud to put its York Street success on the market.  The three story, 3-bed room, 2.5 bathroom single family home, began as a complete-gutted renovation of one of many Philadelphia pre-war row homes located in the Fishtown neighborhood of East North Philadelphia.






The home is insulated with recycled denim insulation, energy star doors, and Low-E Glaze windows that allow plenty of natural light with minimum heat gain.  Bamboo flooring is used throughout the house, along with recycled stainless steel railings and banisters, CFL lighting to reduce energy cost, duel flush toilets, and low-flow faucets and shower heads.  The beautiful galley style kitchen opens out to an intimate backyard allowing ample light to pour through the first floor.  Energy star appliances are used throughout, along with ECO by Costantine counter tops.  Lastly a private roof deck tops off the third floor master suite, giving access to a large Solar Thermal Water Heating system on the main roof.  The system will supplement the heating of all hot water needs in the home, paired with a storage tank in the basement.  The home is modestly priced at $245k, breaking the bank for some but well worth the energy saving features and convenient location in one of America's most walkable neighborhoods, "Fishtown"!