Phoenixville Couple Personalizes New Digs, Honors Its Connection to Borough’s Steelmaking Past

couple in their townhouse
Image via Steven Falk, Philadelphia Inquirer.
Joe Sikora and Shenica Redley.

Joe Sikora and Shenica Redley found their dream home in Phoenixville in a new townhouse community built on the original site of Phoenix Steel, writes Terri Akman for The Philadelphia Inquirer

The pair has personalized the 3,000-square-foot residence to fit their needs but also made sure to honor the borough’s connection to steelmaking. 

Inside the home, there is a quote from 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie, who was prominent both in steelmaking and in Phoenixville: “There is little success where there is little laughter.” 

Not far away from this quote is a black-and-white picture of a steel mill blast furnace and a photo of one of the on-site rolling mills – both from Sikora’s old workplace. 

The home boasts three bedrooms and two full and two half bathrooms, as well as a workout room, among many other amenities. The pair especially love the walkout loft with its rooftop deck and fireplace. 

“We took the time to personalize the home to what we needed,” said Redley, a vendor relationship manager at Vanguard

This includes a cool music room for Sikora’s guitar playing and Redley’s singing and the bar they bought from Restoration Hardware. 

Read more about the home in The Philadelphia Inquirer

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in March 2022.

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