April 29, 2014

“Crawl” to a Guinness World Record This Weekend!

Cinco de Mayo falls on a Monday this year – total buzzkill, am I right? Good people of Center City, have I ever got serendipitous news. Want to have some special-occasion-level fun this weekend? Want to do something awesome on Saturday that ends early enough to ensure you’re fit to stagger through the Broad Street Run at 8:30 the next […]
April 28, 2014

The CENTERfold: All Hail the Queen (…Village)!

Today’s CENTERfold is slightly off the beaten path. Buckle your seat belts, dear readers… we’re making the trek across Washington Square to Queen Village. Pack your trunks and prepare for a bumpy ride. Okay, seriously. This listing gets special consideration for size, style, and serious pedigree – it was designed by Cecil Williams, Residential Architecture Hall of Fame honoree and […]
April 25, 2014

Just Reduced! Sophisticated NoLibs Condo – NO CONDO FEES!

I haven’t the faintest idea why nobody’s yet snapped up this condo. Only five years old, totally cherry, and loaded with well-appointed details, 432 Poplar St #A is just about the darlingest thing in NoLibs. Two beds and two baths, a roomy 1,450 square feet of living space, and no condo fees (yes, you read that right!)… this is the […]
April 24, 2014

Developers Seek Zoning Code Change for Supersized Apartment Building

Bigger may not always be better, but it certainly has its uses. For instance, attempting to plop a mammoth apartment tower at 19th and Chestnut? Yeah, that’ll get you no small amount of attention. Pearl Properties, a homegrown developer and real estate firm, snapped up the historically-designated property just outside Rittenhouse Square – a building so outsized that it extends […]
April 23, 2014

All the Foodie “Buzz” on Sofitel’s Spring Garden!

I’ve heard of dedicated locavores, but this is an impressive commitment to the movement. Hotel Sofitel, at 17th and Sansom, unveiled its springtime rooftop garden yesterday to an assembled group of media and onlookers. This is Sofitel’s third consecutive year of cultivating a seasonal garden, which produces herbs and vegetables for the hotel’s restaurant, but this year there is an […]
April 22, 2014

CENTERfold Special Edition: Spruce Street Splendor

Did you hear that rippling blast yesterday? That was the Philadelphia MLS getting rocked, Scorpions-style, like a hurricane! When a $4,290,000, over 8,000 sq. ft. home hits the market, you can bet that it gathers a lot of attention. I know we just savored some pretty house porn yesterday, but when Frank e-mailed me about this listing, there was no […]
April 21, 2014

Just Sold: 309-13 Arch Street #406, Philadelphia, PA 19106

309-13 Arch Street #406, Philadelphia, PA 19106 Just Sold: $210,000 Stunning Loft in the heart of Olde City Art District! This bright one bedroom upstairs loft unit boasts oversized windows, high ceilings, exposed beams, hardwood floors & Closet Space. Everything is brand newly renovated. Developer took great care to restore the historical aspects of the property while providing modern amenities. […]
April 21, 2014

The CENTERfold: NoLibs, No Limits

Let’s talk, for a moment, about the “wow factor.” As a phrase, it’s been used and abused to the point of painful triteness and should really be banished to the catacombs of dead buzzwords. With all that said, I’m going to indulge in some linguistic necromancy for a moment here, because it’s totally justified. Once in a while, one comes […]
April 19, 2014

Just Sold: 505 S 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

505 S 26th St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 2bed/2bath – $407,000 Come See this 2-story Townhome in a great location! Good light throughout the home. Enter the first floor which features an open floor plan, complete with living room, dining room, and kitchen, accented by a wood burning fireplace. There is a beautiful brick patio off the kitchen as well. The […]
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