Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

Art Museum? Allons-y! Center City Weekend Open House Roundup

August 1st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I love me some Art Museum real estate! Accordingly, we're heading to northwest Center City for this weekend's open house roundup. Could the home of your dreams be waiting? You won't know unless you come out and take a peek! 2320 Perot St 2/2, 1,545 square feet 1 parking space $429,000 Open House: Sunday, August 3rd - 12:00pm to 1:00pm Love-It Feature: The bank of oversized, south-facing windows in the two-story living room - talk about letting the sunshine in! 840 N 28th St 3/1, 1,198 square feet $345,000 Open...Read More

Major House Crush: 113 N. Bread St APT 10A

July 31st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Sometimes I come across a home that makes my heart go pitter-patter, but isn't quite a fit for the CENTERfold. For everything else, there's Major House Crush. My current MHC is a little bite of Bohemian heaven on Bread Street. It's a fantastic 2/2 corner loft penthouse located in the always-desirable National. Eastern and southern exposures give one eyepopping vistas of the Old City landscape and waterfront, while an open floorplan and light, bright airiness feel naturally homey and uplifting. The community...Read More

The Thursday Find: Art Deco and Stained Glass Galore

July 31st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

Among a billion great reasons to visit Philadelphia, the large amount of extant Art Deco architecture is high on the list. Here in Center City particularly, we are blessed with a significant number of lovingly-preserved historic buildings. Many of them were built in the years preceding the second World War which, starting in the 1920s, were the Golden Age of Deco. You've seen this distinctive style in the adaptations of The Great Gatsby, but do you know what sets it...Read More

Just Listed: All Spruce-d Up

July 29th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I've got a total soft spot for little jewel boxes of homes. One great example is this completely precious little 1/1 in Washington Square West, in the highly-desired Robert Quay condominiums. Seriously, I'm twitterpated. At 1,154 square feet, 1035 Spruce St #LL2 is a mighty roomy little flat with charm to spare. It's located on the garden level, its tall windows overlooking Spruce and 11th. There's a semi-private entrance off the latter, allowing you the easy access of a walk-up within...Read More

Just Listed: 502 Guinevere Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073

July 28th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

502 Guinevere Drive, Newtown Square, PA 19073 Just Listed: $544,000 This elegant carriage home is being offered for the first time by the original owners. When you first step in you will be greeted by a grand two story foyer with extensive millwork that continues throughout the entire house. The hardwood flooring leads to a formal living/sitting room and a formal dining room with beautiful wainscoting and crown molding. The spacious family room features a gas fireplace with a marble hearth. The...Read More

W.T.Philly – An “Update” Will Do Ya

July 28th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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 case of "updates?" This - I apologize for subjecting you to that picture, sweet reader, but I had to see it, so...Read More

Weekend Open House Roundup 7/26-27: There’s No Place Like Old City

July 25th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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 and fantastic cultural diversions. All these homes are having open houses this weekend, so don't hesitate to stop by if you...Read More

The Thursday Four: Party Like It’s 1799

July 24th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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 the city. (Okay, so that last one may as well still be the case. Anyway.) Homes back then were built...Read More

The CENTERfold: Drunk In Love on Brandywine St.

July 23rd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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 is perfectly apparent from all the adorable touches. Right when you enter you soak in the combined charm of a 100-year-old home...Read More

Just Listed: Big Appeal in (Not-So) Little Chinatown

July 22nd, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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. It's located in the tremendously-popular Grandview building, in a location that could hardly be more centralized: the Convention Center, Reading Terminal Market, and...Read More