The Olde Kensington neighborhood (sometimes known as South Kensington) has been seeing some of the most new construction in Philadelphia recently. The formerly industrial neighborhood is coming alive with new housing, including artists’ lofts, and creative office spaces. This is, also, adding to the neighborhood’s retail offerings and nightlife. While many of the new residences are rental apartments, there are some striking new townhome developments being built in Olde Kensington. One such development is Mascher Court Townhomes, located on two sites at 1511 North Mascher Street and 1529 North Mascher Street, at the intersection of Mascher and Oxford Streets. The first phase of nine townhomes, on 1511 Mascher, has begun construction and the second phase of eight townhomes, to the north on 1529 Mascher, has just received approval from city agencies and will begin construction soon. They are being developed by TCS Homes, and Matthew Milano and Jonathan Silva of the Milano Group, and designed by Ian Smith Design Group.
Mascher Court Townhomes will have three bedrooms each, with a master suite, and two and a half bathrooms. Each home will have a selection of high-end finishes, appliances, and fixtures. The kitchens will have your choice of granite or quartz countertops, tiled backsplashes, and stainless steel appliances. The bathrooms will have custom tile, as well. The homes will be three stories tall, with a finished basement, a roof top deck, a balcony, and a backyard patio. They will all have a deeded parking spot in the back. Parking will be accessed by a private driveway. The façade of the homes will have brick and corrugated metal panels and large windows, and the stoops will have industrial-style metal railings. The neighboring angled bays of the front façade, and the doors side-by-side to each other, will create a “mirrored relationship pattern”.
Mascher Court is located in the rapidly developing Olde Kensington neighborhood, near Fishtown and Northern Liberties. Across Second Street is Oxford Mills, a renovated former textile mill that is now apartments and has the local headquarters of Teach for America. A block away is Front Street, and nearby is Frankford Avenue, which are the two main retail and commercial districts within walking distance. The Girard Avenue and Berks Street El Stations of the Market/Frankford Line are, also, within walking distance and Indego Bike Share is in the neighborhood, as well. To the south is the Piazza at Schmidts and more retail along Girard Avenue. Olde Kensington is going to see more apartment development with retail along Second Street, Germantown Avenue, and American Street. The Soko Lofts and Liberty Square are beginning construction soon and will include new retail spaces and creative office and studio spaces, as well.
Mascher Court will provide new Olde Kensington residents with a new forever home. Each home is eligible for the city’s ten year tax abatement for new construction. You can find out more about Mascher Court at maschercourt.com and you can get pricing and availability info from Matthew Milano & Jonathan Silva, at email@example.com & Jonathan@thecondoshops.com, and get pre-approved for a home loan by Jason Fallon at Supreme Lending by contacting Jason.Fallon@SupremeLending.com.
By, Gabriel Gottlieb