July 28, 2014
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W.T.Philly – An “Update” Will Do Ya

When you hear or read that a home needs “some updates,” what do you picture? I’m a fairly reasonable person, and imagine a place that has some outdated wallpaper, or maybe a bit of yucky carpet. The places with 1980s mirrors everywhere or 1990s white cabinets with oak trim fall under this header, I reckon. Know what isn’t a simple […]
July 25, 2014
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Weekend Open House Roundup 7/26-27: There’s No Place Like Old City

All of the homes in this weekend’s open house roundup are in Old City, not too far from the river. The most historic mile in America is an amazing place to live, one full of homes bursting with character and charm. You’ve got the Liberty Bell, Penn’s Landing, Elfreth’s Alley, and any amount of other cool stuff, including awesome nightlife […]
July 24, 2014
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The Thursday Four: Party Like It’s 1799

Today, we’re checking out some turn-of-the-century properties… and no, I don’t mean those built in the 1990s. All the following homes were first constructed in the late 1700s – minus one that was built in 1810, like total outlier – at a time when things were markedly different in Philadelphia. No electricity, no cheesesteaks, no Starbucks, and Center City WAS […]
July 23, 2014
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The CENTERfold: Drunk In Love on Brandywine St.

I saw this home under the newly-listed properties and knew it was bound for the CENTERfold. (I also noticed the street name and foresaw an entire post chockablock full of Beyonce puns, but that’s neither here nor there.) 2020 Brandywine Street is a 4/2 townhome of 1,900 square feet in the hothothot Art Museum Area. It’s been recently renovated, which […]
July 22, 2014
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Just Listed: Big Appeal in (Not-So) Little Chinatown

It’s not every day that the team scores a listing in Chinatown, so I was pretty excited to see this 1/1 show up as a new listing! Just six days old and move-in ready, I’m betting that this one won’t last too long. At 567 square feet, 1100 Vine Street #1115 is a respectably-sized single bedroom unit for the area. […]
July 21, 2014
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W.T.Philly – General Fug Roundup

Sometimes ugly doesn’t need an additional classification. I’ve been doing a lot of theme weeks on Mondays to fill out What The Philly, but today I think we’re going to go back to the basics. First up on the block – a sweet little Spring Garden 2/1. As it just so happens, this is the “1” in the equation. I’ll […]
July 18, 2014
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Weekend Open House Roundup: Style on a Shoestring

Having an adorable Center City nest is always an expensive proposition, right? Wrong! There’s no doubt that real estate price tags are hefty in Philadelphia, generally, but there are always options. You probably won’t find a walk-up in Rittenhouse Square, but there are plenty of choice homes ’round these parts that aren’t completely exorbitant, as far as local prices go. […]
July 17, 2014
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The Thursday Four: Wholly Trinities

I’ve got a love-hate relationship with Trinity houses. I mean, you’ve heard the criticisms. They are small. They are cramped. They are utterly impractical for anyone besides singles or fastidious couples, and ones with good knees for steep stairs, at that. All these things are mostly true. If you have oversized furniture, or a sizeable collection of anything, or if […]
July 16, 2014
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Pictures of Pretty Condos: A Study In Elegance at Academy House

We’re heading to Rittenhouse Square today for this week’s Pictures of Pretty Condos! If you haven’t visited the Academy House before, you are in for a real treat. This 37-story building on the southeast cornet of Locust and 15th is among the square’s most visually impressive, having been designed in the 1970s by renowned architect Otto Reichert-Facilides. This is a […]
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