Howard Park

1400 Howard Street

Howard Park

Welcome to the premier gated community of Fishtown / South Kensington!

All units have configurable floor plans, with options like a mudroom, a fourth bedroom in the basement, an extended kitchen, or an extra large master bathroom with dual walk-in closets.

In addition, all units have personalization and upgrade options.  Everything from a prosumer kitchen, to techy gadgetry like a NEST thermostat, USB outlets and built-in SONOS audio, to spa-inspired bathrooms, and a roof deck truly fit for entertaining friends and family. See the personalization options.

Philadelphia simply does not offer this level of personalization and quality.

Once construction begins on your unit, follow along by logging into your account, receive personalized email updates from customer service, and come see for yourself during our scheduled hard hat tours. For more information about the construction process, see the 10 phases of building a house.

For a full overview of the Edgewise process (contracts, personalization, and financing), see How Edgewise Works. Many Edgewise buyers are first-time homebuyers, and we're here to answer any / all questions from start to finish.
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If you're all set and you know which unit you want, place a fully refundable reservation to lock the price.  Unit prices go up after each reservation.

Ground breaking is set for Spring 2017!

Personalization and Upgrade Info

Howard Park offers the latest in Edgewise's personalization and upgrade options, making improvements on the highly praised iterations of previous projects.  We are still finalizing details and pricing, but early buyers will have the ability to tell us what they'd like most (if we aren't already offering it). 

Please feel free to reach out to Customer Service for the latest details on personalization and upgrade options.
Below are some of standard and upgrade highlights:

  • "Prosumer" kitchen upgrade option
  • Wide plank flooring
  • Spa inspired bathroom
  • LED lighting with professional lighting plan (subtle light "layers")
  • SONOS audio, NEST thermostat, USB outlets
  • Low VOC paint, dual flush toilets, double-pane low-e coated windows, and UL GREENGUARD Gold certified materials
  • Roof deck outdoor kitchen, bar seating, and Jaquzzi

Floor Plan Options

Most floors have configuration options (some options are additional cost), giving you the ultimate flexibility in configuring your home to best suit your lifestyle.

  • Unfinished (included in base price)
  • Finished
  • Finished with bedroom / bathroom
First Floor
  • Optional mudroom
Second Floor
  • Optional extended kitchen for additional counterspace and storage
Third Floor
  • No floor plan options available for third floor
Fourth Floor
  • Master bedroom and office (included in base price)
  • Master bedroom with recessed balcony
  • Master bedroom with dual walk-in closets and larger / upgraded master bath
Roof Deck
  • Optional outdoor kitchen with bar seating and Jaquzzi 

Neighborhood: Fishtown

Located immediately northeast of Center City, its borders are somewhat disputed today due to many factors, but are roughly defined by the triangle created by the Delaware River, Frankford Avenue, and York Street. Some newer residents expand the area to Lehigh Avenue, while some older residents shrink the area to Norris Street. It is served by the Market–Frankford Line rapid transit subway/elevated of the SEPTA system. Fishtown is known as a working class Irish Catholic neighborhood.

The name "Fishtown" is derived from the area's former role as the center of the shad fishing industry on the Delaware River. The name comes from the fact that a number of 18th and early 19th centuries German and German-Americanfamilies bought up the fishing rights on both sides of the Delaware River from Trenton Falls down to Cape May, New Jersey. Also, in the early 18th century, an English colonist was fabled to have caught the largest shad in the world in the Delaware River.

The apocryphal local legend traces the name of Fishtown to Charles Dickens, who purportedly visited the neighborhood in March 1842, but records show this to be false, as it was named Fishtown prior to his visit.