Trinity Tuesday: Renovated in Rittenhouse

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Nestled between Pine and Lombard is this restored trinity on quiet Addison Street. Hardwood floors, built-ins, and fireplaces are featured throughout, but distinct elements include a Duch door, dining room with brick fireplace, and an iron gate and spiral staircase that lead to the lower level.

The living room, which is on the second level, includes balcony with French doors. Also on this floor is a small study that easily makes the switch to second bedroom. The master suite is on the third level and offers cathedral ceilings and a Carrara marble bathroom with soaking tub and skylight. Gallery below.

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Halloween Costume Idea: Le Corbusier (and Other Architects)

Photo credit: Flickr user Susleriel

Photo credit: Flickr user Susleriel

If you’re aiming to steer clear of overused costumes, Shoppist has seven disguises you should check out. Those looking for a more architecturally-inclined Halloween outfit, however, have come to the right place.

Curbed has recently created a guide to dressing like an architect, drawing inspiration from notables like Le Corbusier, Charles Renfro, and Denise Scott Brown. And although there’s no directions for how to dress like Frank Gehry, we think a simple black sweater, glasses, and a choice digit should do it.

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Main Line Monday: $2.5M Lower Merion Estate With Four-Season Hot Tub

330 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

330 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041

Lounging on the Turkish limestone terraces and/or taking a dip in the lap pool doesn’t sound too inviting to us right about now. What does does inviting is the hot tub, which looks out to the landscaped grounds and pool from the safety of the home via patio doors. It’s perfect for year-round use!

Other cold weather features in the recently renovated home include heater floors, fireplaces throughout (even the master suite), and a lower level spa pavilion far from the outdoor chill. An office, conservatory, and custom kitchen designed in the country living style are also featured in the house.

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Roundup: The Four Sexiest Homes in Philly

Sexy Philadelphia home listings

There are only so many words to express what makes a particular home stand out (“Elegant!” “Unique!” “Luxurious!”). How about “sexy”? Below, the four properties currently on the market that have — according to their listings — undeniable sex appeal.

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Another Dilworth Park Amenity Opens Friday

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In addition to Rothman Ice Rink opening next month, Dilworth Park will be debuting another feature: the Albert M. Greenfield Lawn.

According to a press release from the Center City District, the 6,9000-square foot green space will be dedicated and opened tomorrow at 11:00am. The site is expected to function as a relaxing public area for visitors to go read and work, with occasional programmed events setting up camp there throughout the year.

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Pending Sale: Unionville Home Going For $1 Million Per Bedroom?

320 Upland Rd, Kennett Square, PA, 19348

320 Upland Rd, Kennett Square, PA, 19348

Well, not exactly. This custom barn house in Unionville, Chester County may have been on the market for more than $4 million (currently pending sale), but it’s not the four bedrooms alone that made the price tag.

Situated on 70 acres, the property boasts four pastures, 10-stall barn, 3-bay run-in shed, and a hay barn with open bays for storage (one closed bay is used as a shop). There are also turnout areas and a 21-acre parcel that be can be sold separately.

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Philly Hits Sweet Spot in Office Space Demand

In recent weeks, we’ve been covering news of Philly’s flourishing housing boom and rising home values. Now, we might soon add office properties to that increase: Finance & Commerce reports the city has hit a sweet spot in office demand with sales doubling to $1.4 billion:

Real estate values approaching or surpassing peak levels in New York, Boston and Washington have buyers turning to Philadelphia for its higher yields, rising rents and falling vacancies. That’s bolstering office deals in the fifth-largest U.S. city at a time when Manhattan-like towers have opened with luxury condominiums and cable operator Comcast Corp. is developing a skyscraper that will be the area’s tallest.

The website adds that this boom in demand could be part of larger “Philadelphia renaissance” attributed to local university graduates “sticking around instead of leaving for jobs in other cities,” as Bob Walters, CBRE Group’s executive managing director, put it.

A recent study by City Observatory backs this idea with findings that show young college grads spur on economic and neighborhood revitalization.

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House of the Week: $3.45M Residence Includes Stage and Dance Floor

3477 Wellsford Ln, Doylestown, PA, 18902

3477 Wellsford Ln, Doylestown, PA, 18902

There are plenty of beautiful Bucks County homes for sale, but this one may appeal most to those with a fondness for performance. Its lower level entertainment center has a stage and dance floor (with the requisite lighting) in addition to multiple seating areas, bar, and game room.

The home, which boasts Tuscan-style architectural details, also has a music room, theater, and kitchen with built-in booth seating. A sauna can be accessed via the home gym and an au pair suite with bathroom and kitchenette sits over the 4-car garage. Outside features include pool and cabana.

Gallery below.

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