Back in January, we showed you a newly poured foundation at 1732 Kater St., which traced the shape of the lot’s unusual dimensions.
Over the past two months, a new home has risen on this foundation, and it’s interesting to look at, to say the least.
There she is
A closer look
We have to say, we’re impressed that the owners of this property are going to such lengths to develop such a strangely shaped parcel. We suspect that this will end up being one of the most unique homes in the neighborhood, and a point of pride for whoever lives here.
Can’t wait to see the finished product.
A reader tipped us off about a newly poured foundation at 1732 Kater St., just a block away from South Street West’s Pharmacy Row. This address has been long-vacant, likely due to the fact that the lot has a totally strange shape that makes row home building conventions pretty much impossible to follow. Kind of makes you wonder how this lot came to exist in the first place, right?
The lot was purchased by Kater Development LLC in 2009 for $95K; this company most recently built a couple of homes on the 1000 block of S. Fairhill St. in Queen Village. We’ll be interested to see what they’re able to do on Kater St. If the foundation is any indication, it will have a small footprint and look unlike any other home in the neighborhood.
After a healthy Sunday brunch at Belgian Cafe, we took a stroll to work off some of the effects of the omelet and Blood Mary combo. We had made it about a block and stopped dead in our tracks when we noticed a row of eight houses that appeared to have been beamed from Arizona to the corner of 20th and Green Sts. Not to say that we’re experts in Southwestern or Spanish architectural styles, but even our keen yet tipsy eyes could tell that these houses did not belong among the generally enormous classic row homes on the block.
We did a little research and determined that these houses were built 35-40 years ago. They have about 1000 sqft. of interior space, on two levels. Is it a split level with the lower floor half in the basement? We’re not sure, but that would certainly…
The other day, walking along the 2100 block of Pemberton St., we noticed a green patch of sidewalk. Looking at the house attached to said green patch of sidewalk, we noticed some outdoor grass carpet lining the front steps and porch. We’ve heard of going green, but this is ridiculous! Wonder what the backyard looks like…
Sidewalk could probably use a touchup
Breathtaking contrast with pink house next door