At the end of last year, we told you about a couple of renovation efforts in Fishtown, on Sepviva Street. At 1836-38 Sepviva St., a stalled renovation of a former pickle factory was finally pushing forward. Next door, at 1834 Sepviva St., permits had been filed for a residential rehab. When we checked back on these properties last week, it appeared as though both renovations were finished. The home was on the market, and quickly went under contract, selling earlier this month.
In the photo above, you can see there's a sign on the vacant lot next to the rehabbed home. Yes, folks, 1832 Sepviva St. will soon see the construction of a new house.
The sign in the photo directs you to a website for the project, which provides all kinds of details. The home will have about 2,500 sqft of living space, which is impressive considering that it sits on a lot that's less than 40' deep. There will be 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, along with your standard new construction features like stainless appliances, finished basement, and a roof deck. Design work was done by Toner Architects, who cooked up a unique bay window on the building's side facade.
Like so much other new construction in this neighborhood, we suspect this home will get snatched up pretty quickly. Once it's built, it will complete a fairly remarkable and rapid change at this corner. We're certainly accustomed to seeing new construction and renovations take place in this part of town, but to see three projects come together in a row isn't a terribly common sight. Not that we're complaining.