We coveted this beautiful alley-loaded lot for years until the day the new homeowner came to us with his own ideas for building a home that would fit his lifestyle and personality as much as it fits the surrounding streetscape.
If this home had a spirit animal, it would be an egret—tall and long with a quiet elegance. The modern-gothic style nicely compliments the neighboring homes and the high ceilings and well-appointed attic space takes cues from the homeowner himself—vertical in nature to accommodate his tall stature and tall collection of movie posters.
The 40’ wide lot touches against a 100-year-old alley, so we naturally took advantage of this and placed "the car stuff" in the rear to provide a seamless entry from sidewalk to front door devoid of garages or driveways.
With additional details like the dramatic 14’ wall of reclaimed purely Reynoldstown heart pine used at the stairway and custom aluminum welded porch brackets, 1024 Manigault is a standup example of being in and of this industrial neighborhood.