Philadelphia Real Estate Blog

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

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

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 exciting new addition to the mix - bees! (Obligatory: BEES!) Sofitel’s rooftop apiary consists of two hives, which contain 100,000 bees...Read More

CENTERfold Special Edition: Spruce Street Splendor

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

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 question that it had to hit the blog. This is 2012 Spruce Street, located in perennially-desirable Rittenhouse Square. Originally built some time...Read More

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

April 21st, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

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. Kitchen features beautiful wood cabinetry, granite countertops, & stainless steel appliances. Upstairs bath features high end vanity, fixtures, tile & stall shower....Read More

The CENTERfold: NoLibs, No Limits

April 21st, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

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 across the kind of listing that just makes you swoon a little bit. For me, personally, this one was it! Situated...Read More

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

April 19th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

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 second floor offers two bedrooms with ample closet space, and a full bath. The lower level is finished and can be used...Read More

Just Sold: 2417 Perot Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130

April 19th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

2417 Perot Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 Just Sold: $431,312.70 Located in the middle of Fairmount this is a new construction 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom townhouse on a great block. Around the corner from all the Arts the Parkway has to offer. Currently under construction so still time to pick finishes. Pending 10 year tax abatement. 2 nice size bedrooms on the 2nd floor with 3 piece bathroom and a third floor master suite with a great size bathroom and access to the...Read More

Just Listed: 1726 S. 5th, Philadelphia, PA 19148

April 18th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

1726 S. 5th, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Just Listed: $379,900 New Construction 3bed/2.5bath home w/ high end finishes and HUGE ROOFDECK in Pennsport! First Floor open living room, dining room and kitchen with access to rear yard. Second Floor features 2 bedrooms, laundry room and full bath. Third floor houses master suite complete with large master bath and walk in closet. Full finished basement has ½ bath. This home has it all: hardwood throughout, 360 sq. foot roof deck with INCREDIBLE VIEWS of...Read More

After the Snow Showers, April Flowers

April 18th, 2014 Shannon O'Donnell Leave A Comment

I’m almost worried about jinxing our collective luck by saying so, but it looks like perhaps springtime is finally coming to Philadelphia. Following a winter that brought the Game of Thrones realness in a big way, everyone is on tenterhooks watching the forecast. With sun and balmy temps looking likely for the rest of the month, perhaps our long travail of ice, snow, and “winter storms” with dumb names are behind us. Springtime means a lot of things, but my favorite...Read More

Just Sold: 2119 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

April 17th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

2119 S. 13th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Just Sold: $261,500 Well maintained duplex. first floor has one bedroom with laundry dry room and large yard. Second floor has two bedrooms, kitchen and one full bath. Nice deck overlooking yard. Frank L. DeFazio, Esq. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS 530 Walnut Street, Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.521.1623  Direct 610.636.4364 Cellular 888.308.1148  Fax www.CenterCityTeam.com Visit the CenterCityTeam.com Philadelphia Condo Directory for luxury condos like the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, The Murano, 10 Rittenhouse, 410 at Society Hill, and the...Read More

Just Sold: 165 Sigel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148

April 17th, 2014 Frank L. DeFazio Leave A Comment

165 Sigel Street, Philadelphia, PA 19148 Just Sold: $159,900 Pennsport home offers brick front with large bow window, living room separate dining room, eat in kitchen with rear yard. Second floor houses master bedroom with closet, rear bedroom with closet, large bath with laundry area. Basement used for storage and mechanicals.   Frank L. DeFazio, Esq. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach, REALTORS 530 Walnut Street, Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106 215.521.1623  Direct 610.636.4364 Cellular 888.308.1148  Fax www.CenterCityTeam.com Visit the CenterCityTeam.com Philadelphia Condo Directory for luxury condos like the Residences at the Ritz Carlton, The Murano, 10 Rittenhouse, 410...Read More