In 2013, SquallCo oversaw the acquisition, design, and gut-renovation of a row home in the developing area of Point Breeze, Philadelphia. Our clients were seeking an investment property to renovate and rent in an upcoming area, and hired us to manage the entire process, from A-Z.
We located the property, provided financial and market due diligence and projections, took the property through the design and permitting phase, and managed all aspects of construction and design. Upon completion, the property appraised for significantly more than most local comps and ultimately rented quickly for far-above average rental rates in the neighborhood.
We were given nearly full autonomy to treat the project as our own. This is an example of our ability to successfully guide the development process for our client.
Following Hurricane Sandy in the fall of 2012, we were contacted by the to-be owners of this summer beach home in Beach Haven Terrace, NJ, on Long Beach Island.
While the home was spared the worst of the storm's damage, it did take on a few inches of water. At that time, our clients did not yet own the home. It had been owned by a variety of family members over several generations, and our clients were preparing to purchase the home from a family member. To do so, the needed to make some repairs prior purchasing the home, while also planning a larger renovation for post-acquisition that would renovate the home in their own style while respecting the family's and architectural history of the residence.
In the fall of 2013, we began work on the project. Consisting of new windows and siding, a small addition, a new kitchen and two new bathrooms, the goal of the aesthetic was a beach home that is both modern and respectful of its past.
The project is well underway, and we are excited to be a part of its, and our clients, future on Long Beach Island.
SquallCo was hired to build a new home for a family of six in Surf City, NJ. While the architecture was completed prior to our involvement in the project, we guided the selection of all finish materials, from light fixtures to paint colors, in conjunction with our client.
Through the especially challenging winter of 2013-14, the home took shape as framing and sheathing was completed. The home is nearing completion and we are excited and appreciative to have had the opportunity to help craft a home that the family will surely enjoy for many years to come.
In the fall of 2013, SquallCo was retained by the a highly successful restaurant owner to help manage the design and construction of his latest restaurant, Kensington Quarters, in Fishtown, Phialdelphia. Taking farm-to-table to the next level, the restaurant, scheduled to open in the summer of 2014, offers a unique concept in that it will be both a butchery and a restaurant, have demonstration space for cooking classes, and feature locally and organically raised meat in inspiring ways.
The space, and old warehouse, was largely kept intact. We wanted to remain respectful to the building and its history while adding unique, modern, warm finishes. Many more pictures will come soon, as the restaurant is getting ever-closer and more exciting weekly!
The home and sub-division is a SquallCo development project. We purchased an old Victorian home in need of .. everything. Over a few years, we chipped away at this one, working very diligently to gut-rehab the inside, keep the historic integrity of the home, but add a unique and somewhat eclectic traditional yet modern feel to the home.
At the same time, we are proceeding with plan for a sub-division which we expect to yield additional lots for new home construction down the road.
This project was a true labor of love, but we are very proud of the finished product.
SquallCo acquired and gut-renovated an old garage in south Philadelphia into a modern and open light-filled loft-house with a green roof. The home, designed to be open and loft-like, ultimately sold to an artist. The green roof and cedar rainscreen on the ipe deck really stole the show, providing an outdoor oasis in the city.
We love good light, warm but modern finishes, and unique choices and colors that add life and livability to our spaces.
When working with clients, we work hard to achieve the look and feel that most inspires them; and from the traditional to modern, we excel at creating unique and comfortable space.
The images shown are indicative of the type of work and style that defines SquallCo homes.