In recent thoughts about my living situation after I graduate college next year, I’ve decided that I’d like to attain a small space of my own with exposed brick. Not sure what turned me onto the idea, actually I am sure… it was “Snow White’s” chic apartment in Once Upon a Time. I actually grew up with a full red brick wall in my childhood home and have only recently begun to appreciate the essence it brings to the humble abode. It’s apparent to me that I hadn’t noticed it’s appeal prior because I grew up in a town where all of the houses shared just about one identical layout.
With this idea I’ve spent much time perusing the web, in search of inspiration or hints of attainability. I came across photographs of this quaint place, it appeared to be my ideal loft; encompassing worn brick walls, with reds, browns, and grays peeking out from chipped away white paint. I delved further into any information that I could find about the space and was astonished to find that this cozy little thing was converted from an old garage in Fishtown, Philadelphia!
Fishtown is just minutes from my college. In previous years I wouldn’t have dreamed of living in such a rough area but with common gentrification the town has been flipped into a hip community nearby a new ritzy hometown for young business and design professionals alike called Northern Liberties.
The article that I found discusses how the outside of this urban home can turn off some , as many Philadelphia homes have this seemingly detrimental quality, but visitors become amazed and awe-stuck once they’ve entered. I’m all about the weathered vibe of this place, as I am with most things in my life. The more worn the design looks while still exerting elegance and aesthetic allure, the more I am prone to buy into and embrace.
The story of this conversion has surly sent me on my way of saving and planning for my next city home! Certainly do yourself good and take a peek at more of the photographs from ”Doub’s Free Spirited in Fishtown.”