July 16, 2014
courtyard

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 […]
July 15, 2014
staircase

The CENTERfold: Rittenhouse Ravishing

A gorgeous home in Rittenhouse Square… what else is new, right? Center City’s most eligible address is simply awash in lovely residences. This townhome is no exception. 1900 Rittenhouse Square is a small, exclusive doorman building replete with elegance and style. Touting three bedrooms and five bathrooms spread out over a luxuriantly spacious 3,616 square feet, there’s no question of […]
July 14, 2014
bedroom

W.T.Philly – My Listing Knows What You Did In The Dark

There’s a reason that “light and bright” is one of the most frequently-flogged phrases in Center City real estate. Living in a major city, outdoor space is at a premium. Oftentimes, the light streaming through our windows is our only claim to a share of the world outside. Accordingly, that’s also why dark, broody living spaces are so undesirable. Today’s […]
July 11, 2014
living

Weekend Open House Roundup: Make Some Noise for Northeast Center City

1.) 1215-21 Wood St #6 1/1, 1,675 square feet $369,900 Open: Sunday July 13rd, 11:00am to 1:00pm Exposed brick, floating stairs in a loft with 14′ ceilings? Yes, please! With a roof deck and parking, you’ll feel like you have the coolest nest in the Loft District. The fact that this nest is close to the planned viaduct park is […]
July 10, 2014
226 W Wildey St

The Thursday Four: Big, Beautiful Rentals

I usually cover homes for sale here, but most Philly-area Realtors – including Frank! – broker rentals as well. Today’s Thursday Four is brought to you by the fact that I saw the most adorable Fishtown rental (see #4) and was having a love-attack and needed to do something about it. Without further ado, I give you a quartet of […]
July 9, 2014
living

The CENTERfold: Off to the Race S(t.)

Where gracious Logan Square living meets state-of-the-art everything, you have 2132 Race Street. Located at the ultra-exclusive, mega-hip King’s Court Mansion townhomes, this home bears the clout of one of Center City West’s best addys, as well as glorious craftsmanship and design. This beauty sports four bedrooms and four bathrooms spread over a nigh-unimaginable 4,341 square feet. Talk about room […]
July 8, 2014
script

Get Your Drink and Your Penmanship On In Center City

The art of letterwriting is a lost art, and more’s the pity. There’s something irreplaceable about the experience of sitting down with pen and paper to handwrite a missive to someone. We’ve tried to sub in the speedier, flashier digital equivalents – texts, e-mails, IM, and Kik messages – but analog lives stubbornly on. There’s nothing quite like opening mail […]
July 7, 2014
kitchen

W.T.Philly – It’s Just a Stage (Or Lack Thereof)

If I’ve read one asinine real estate blog post on staging, I’ve read a thousand. The topic seems to be a fave of bloggers, probably because it requires almost no research. It’s a matter of common sense, really: declutter your situation. Clean your $@!%. Go back and clean it some more. Take down all your personal items, because you are […]
July 3, 2014
windows

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (In Liberty Court)?

Do you have the Mister Rogers song stuck in your head now? Just me? Okay, then. Liberty Court, even after almost a decade of existence, is still one of Society Hill’s most happening addresses. The ultra-luxe townhomes here have won awards for residential design, and prices show no sign of flagging in the years since 2006. With their signature, copper-clad […]
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