Philadelphia

Buying and renovating a home in an urban market is much different than in a suburban neighborhood. “You really have to know your market,” explains Main Street Fine Homes President Paul Szkotak.

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To ensure this attached row home “fit” with the neighborhood, Main Street Fine Homes kept the outside “true” to the style of the other homes, but added the green siding so, as President Paul Szkotak says, “you get a real feel from the outside that this is new and different.”

Main Street Fine Homes toured other homes in the area and knew it had to “have a different feel.” We stripped the house down and used different finishes, like Bamboo floors — renewable and recyclable! Main Street also added a powder room on the first floor — a bonus not available in other houses, but very desirable.

When it came time to sell the property, Main Street worked with a top-quality design firm to stage the house in a way that attracts young, urban professionals.