Construction work is complete at a three-story single-family rowhouse at 1227 South 4th Street in Dickinson Narrows, South Philadelphia. The structure is situated on the southeast corner of the intersection of 4th and Titan streets. Designed by Harman Deutsch Ohler Architecture, the building spans 3,902 square feet and features full sprinkling, a cellar, and a roof deck. Permits list Gerard W. Haley and Saxby J. Harley as the owners and David Schwartz Construction Inc. as the contractor.
The structure rises 38 feet to the top of the main roof, maxing out the allowable height. A parapet boosts the height to 41.5 feet. The pilot house reaches 48 feet, again maxing out the allowable height.
The structure is a welcome addition to the neighborhood as it fills a gap at a street corner and provides spacious family accommodations in Philadelphia’s traditional rowhouse vernacular (as opposed to the suburban-styled, vinyl-clad residences across the street to the north). Unfortunately, the building blocks a plainly drawn yet charming mural that has graced the wall of the adjacent building for well over a decade, enigmatically proclaiming “South Philly – we have the gold!!”