How to Find the Perfect House in Philadelphia

Whether you’re in the market for an urban loft or a sprawling farmhouse, we’ve got the places where you’ll find them, the prices you’ll pay, and the perks (and drawbacks) you’ll want to keep in mind. Happy hunting!

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THE LURE: High ceilings, large windows, a wide-open industrial feel, exposed ductwork, exposed brick, exposed everything.

KEEP IN MIND: A lack of interior walls can be tricky: “If it hasn’t been divided up, it’s sort of hard to conceptualize rooms,” cautions Holly Mack-Ward, of Holly Mack-Ward & Co. at Coldwell Banker Preferred. “If you’re not design-
oriented, you might need some professional assistance in dividing the space into a home.”

WHERE TO LOOK: Old City, Northern Liberties, Chinatown, Callowhill, Kensington.

EXPECT TO PAY: $300,000 to $500,000.

On the market: A 3BR, 2BA on 13th Street, $719,000. Contact: Jesse Barnes, Coldwell Banker Preferred Avenue of the Arts Office, 215-546-2700.

Next: The Farmhouse