June 24, 2014

The CENTERFOLD: Society Hill Splendor

Rising like a crop of beautiful upstarts amid the stately old rowhomes of Society Hill, the block of modern brick townhouses both fits in splendidly and makes a statement. You can own a piece of this beloved neighborhood’s charm and history if you purchase today’s CENTERfold:  226 Lombard Street. Newly listed as of just this week, I don’t foresee this […]
June 23, 2014

W.T.Philly – The Rental Gritty of Center City

For today’s installment of WTPhilly, we’re taking a detour off the MLS and onto the mean streets of Craigslist. Not only because the entire site is one enormous happy hunting ground of crazy, but also because there are statistically fewer boo-hoo crybabies there. For just this week, we’ll allow everyone to dry their eyes and suck their thumbs as we […]
June 20, 2014

Just Sold: 625 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

625 S 9th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Just Sold: $680,000 This 17 foot wide, one car secured parking, MEREDITH CATCHMENT home has it! Nestled in the heart of Bella Vista you will be one block from Whole Foods, Starbucks, Palumbo Park, Restaurants galore and so many other conveniences and will never want to move again. Boasting a dramatic first floor […]
June 20, 2014

Just Sold: 229 S Van Pelt St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

229 S Van Pelt St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 Just Sold: $1,000,000   Beautiful townhouse with 2-car PARKING on charming block in Rittenhouse Square. 3 Bedrooms plus den/guest room, 2 full baths, 2 powder rooms. New beautiful kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances (Viking, Bosch, Samsung). Formal dining room overlooks central garden. This home faces picturesque English Village. Square footage […]
June 20, 2014

Just Sold: 903 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147

903 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19147 Just Sold: $820,000 This beautiful renovated row home with a gated, recessed entry is in the charming and convenient Washington Square West neighborhood. The house has been tastefully rehabbed and also includes living room design work by Michael Shannon Design. It has 3 bedrooms, 3 1/2 baths, a gorgeous living room with a gas fireplace, […]
June 20, 2014

Weekend Open House Roundup (6/21 – 22): I Wanna Be a Millionaire

I normally theme these roundups around a certain neighborhood, but this one’s going to be different. I’m not even going to mince words – I felt like looking at some pictures of fancy houses, and so that’s what I did! All the listings I scooped for this weekend’s open house list are in the seven-figure ballpark, either just above or […]
June 19, 2014

The Thursday Five: Dive Into These Pool Homes

The first day of summer is two short days away, my friends. In celebration, I’m spamming you with some real estate eye candy featuring the best accessory for the sweltering dog days ahead: a great pool. Have a look at this sampling of Center City homes featuring community pools, all spread across a range of price points. 440 S. Broad […]
June 18, 2014

Pictures of Pretty Condos: Condos at Rittenhouse Hotel

While there are people living in Center City, there will always be demand for condos in Rittenhouse Square. The toniest and most desirable of Philly’s ubiquitous squares is packed with luxury homes bearing pricetags to match their exclusivity. Among the best-known and highest-regarded Rittenhouse landmarks is the Rittenhouse Hotel. Built in the 1980s, it was christened by GE Capitol and […]
June 17, 2014

The CENTERfold: Spring (Garden) Into Summer!

This Art Museum rowhome gave me a (pleasant) shock this morning. It gives every appearance of being a lovingly-maintained 100+-year-old grande dame, like so many Philly condos, but it was actually built in 1989. TRIPPY. 1928 Spring Garden St. #1 is a 1,200 square foot unit with 2 bedrooms and 2.5 bedrooms. It’s a newer home by Center City standards, […]
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