The last time we checked on this extra-wide Queen village home, the former residence of architect Cecil Baker (who also designed the place), the going price was $959,000. Now listed for $925,000, the 5 bedroom, 3 bath Candy Factory Court home features a dramatic 3 story atrium with huge skylight. 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, and we dare you to say one thing against those glass blocks. Dated? Yes. But somehow, in this odd little oasis of steel, brick, and glass off South Street, they work.
· The house of architect Cecil Baker asks 959K [Curbed Philly]
· 620 South American Street [Redfin]