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House of an Architect: Cecil Baker's Former Pad Asks $959K

Now this is how you do a full house skylight (not like this)! This newly listed 5 bed, 3 bath Candy Factory Court home sits on a quiet street just a half-block off of South Street. The first thing you'll notice is the open atrium with enormous skylight. It's 3 stories high and certainly would have you wondering whether this was the house of an architect. That's because it was designed by architect Cecil Baker, who also previously owned it as well. Winding exposed steel beams double as planters and provide a brilliant contrast with the exposed antique wood beams and brick found throughout the home. The 2,451 square feet of space looks even larger due to the long, straight lines created by beautiful counters in the kitchen, bathroom and office space. It also helps that this is a double-wide property just steps away from everything. While we adore the skylight and open atrium, our favorite part is the understated outdoor space featuring landscaped walkway that leads to a quiet brick patio and garden.
· 620 S. American Street [Estately]
· Cecil Baker Coverage [Curbed Philly]