If you've ever noticed the contemporary gray and yellow home with metal balconies on Leithgow Street in Northern Liberties, you know the work of budding neighborhood developer Joe Jesuele. That four-bedroom home, called 860 Reserve, was designed, built and sold (for $625,000) by Jesuele and his team—architect Ed Fink, interior designer Stephen Maffei and builder Andy Blumb—in about a year. His newest project is on Fourth Street near Fairmount Ave.—just a block away. It's a three-bedroom townhome with three baths and two powder rooms. This time around, Jesuele partnered with interior designer Michelle Ashley on the finishes?tile, cabinetry, faucets, flooring, appliances, lighting, etc. Since Ashley is also a realtor, she was in the enviable position of understanding what buyers want before she got to work.
In this price range, she told us, she felt it was necessary to give buyers "something unique, something well designed but not too modern so the home feels sterile." She chose to use a lot of gray as a neutral background for a buyer's own furnishings, but had some extra fun in places like the shower, with embedded circles of brown and cream. For a closer look, there's an open house this weekend.
Size: 3 beds, 5 baths (3 full/2 half), 3,200 square feet
Parking: 1 car garage
Outdoor space: Roof deck and 5 terraces
Open house: Sunday, Jan. 27, 12-2pm
· Listing: 716 N. Fourth St [Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors at the Rittenhouse]