"The house shower glass does not scream to attract attention," the owner said. "Our world is already a bit too busy and overwhelming."Ever since his parents immigrated to South Philadelphia from Rome with their three sons in 1964, Ivano de Angela has lived there, the Newbold community and other nearby areas.
His wife, Patricia Muller, is from South Philadelphia. But D'Angella, an architect and professor of architecture at Thomas Jefferson University, left his own on no less than four houses he renovated in a block near Passyunk Square. Imprint, including his current townhouse.
"This is a modern style," he said. "This is an attempt to keep as quiet as possible. The house does not scream to attract attention. Our world is already a bit too busy and overwhelming."
He will continue the same aesthetics to his new house in South Philadelphia, although the decision to move is very practical: provide more space for himself and the dental hygienist Mueller; his in-laws; his Staffordshire/Hound combination Same as the competition area; plus a two-car garage.
His current three-bedroom, two-bathroom house was built in 1920 but was demolished and rebuilt when he bought it three years ago.
It has an open-plan living room with modern steel beams and a curved Brazilian staircase, and a chef's table dining kitchen with quartz countertops, wall-hung stove, microwave, gas stove and bar counter.
On the second floor there are two large bedrooms, a tiled bathtub, a Duravit double flush toilet and a large frameless glass shower room.
The owner’s suite on the third floor has a large bedroom and a front bathtub with walk-in shower, bathtub, sauna and private terrace.
The roof terrace has a large experimental room with a bar, pantry, under-counter refrigerator and microwave.
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The house occupies 1,810 square feet and is surrounded by a series of shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, and is only half a block from Columbus Square Park.