This $7.9 Million Chesco Residence Has Parking For All Your Thanksgiving Guests!

2425 White Horse Rd, Berwyn, PA, 19312

2425 White Horse Rd, Berwyn, PA, 19312

Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to feel bad whenever someone who was visiting you took your neighbor’s parking space? (Or, heaven forbid, if your neighbor’s visitor took your spot, forcing you to park half a block from your house…) This Berwyn gem doesn’t have that problem: there’s room for eight cars. Additionally, the two garages have apartments above them, allowing you to host guests at a moment’s notice.

The home itself, designed by the extolled Rene Hoffman and built by David Semerjian, is situated among 22 acres of Brandywine Conservancy land and boasts wide-plank hardwood floors, imported stone, custom cabinetry and six fireplaces. Outside, the pool and pool house are accompanied by various living spaces and two fireplaces. Given the property’s extensive acreage, additional outbuildings or a tennis court are possible.

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NoLibs: One of 26 “Most Hipster” Hoods in the World

According to Business Insider, Northern Liberties isn’t just one of the “most hipster” neighborhoods in Philadelphia; it’s one of the most hipster neighborhoods in the world. Lauren Browning explains the criteria:

The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to areas in which they feel right at home.

I swear this was written this year. Here’s how and why Philly made the list:

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VIDEO: The Rebirth of the Navy Yard

Rendering of the Navy Yard Master Plan. By PIDC via Technically Philly.

Rendering of the Navy Yard Master Plan. By PIDC via Technically Philly.

Mayoral would-be Terry Gillen gave a TEDxPhiladelphia lecture earlier this year in which she discussed the revival and ever-evolving transformation of what was once an abandoned military base in South Philadelphia: the Navy Yard, now a “vibrant urban business park” that is only just getting started on its new life.

Check it out:

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Gorgeous Moorestown Estate Features Dream Kitchen

710 Brandywine Dr, Moorestown, NJ, 08057

710 Brandywine Dr, Moorestown, NJ, 08057

I think it’s safe to say that most Moorestown homes–or at least the ones we’ve chosen to feature on Property–are almost always more extraordinary than the usual jaw-dropper house. Thus, we present to you this New England-style estate.  Plus, with it practically being Thanksgiving and all, we thought you might like to check out its amazing kitchen.

Double ovens, professional Thermador six-burner cook top, and high-end appliances all furnish the gourmet cuisine with Rutt handcrafted cabinetry and pine island. The island has an L4 granite countertop and the breakfast area has an adjoining sun room that overlooks the pool and pond.

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Morning Headlines: Kensington Blight To Be Rehabbed Into Mixed-Use Civic House

Photo via Google Street View

Less than a block from the El’s Somerset Station in Kensington is a former textile building that’s been falling apart for ages. It’s not the only property with a similar history in the area, but unlike most of those dilapidated structures, this one will cease to be an eyesore very soon.

PlanPhilly’s Jared Brey reports the zoning board has voted to approve the proposed Orinoka Mills Civic House redevelopment project at East Somerset and Ruth Streets. This project, which is being developed by the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCD), involves rehabbing the site into a mixed-use property with 51 apartment units, 26 car spaces, “community space for NKDC” and a coffee shop.

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Three-Story Penthouse on Front Street Includes Murphy Bed

335 N Front St, #A, Philadelphia, PA, 19106

At this point, Murphy beds are less about saving space and more about the throwback factor. This 1,000-plus-square-foot penthouse unit is no exception. The tri-level condo offers three bedrooms, one on each floor. It’s on the third that you’ll find the retro sleeping quarters, along with glass doors leading to a roof deck with sitting areas.

The home boasts hardwoods and exposed brick. Kitchen, dining and living areas are on the second level, while the first contains a living room, bedroom and laundry. Gallery below.

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Exclusive Preview: $3.99M New Hope Residence with Riverfront Views


What’s better than finding a gorgeous Bucks County home on the market? One that no one knows about just yet..except you! This New Hope property will be up really soon, but we’ll give you a sneak peek before it’s listed on every real estate site in town:

The home, which is situated alongside the Delaware, has a concrete river wall with steps leading down to the water. Of course, if you’d rather stay dry, there are two decks and a covered summer kitchen with fireplace out back.

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Morning Headlines: June 2013 Building Collapse Judge Permits Attorneys to Speak with Reporters (Sort Of)


Common Pleas Court Judge Glenn B. Bronson who is in charge of the June 2013 building collapse case has switched to using the trial publicity guidelines set by the American Bar Association, which means attorneys involved in the case will have “more latitude” when it comes to responding publicly to comments others make about their clients.

Still, the Inquirer’s Joseph A. Slobodzian reports that after ending the previous “blanket order” of no comments to the media on Monday, Bronson reminded prosecutors and attorneys that whoever violated the ABA guideline would be held in contempt because “[t]his case cannot be tried in the media; the case must be tried before Philadelphia jurors.”

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Houses with Names: Au Vallon

Au Vallon - 1850 W Montgomery Ave

If you hear that a home has a name, chances are you’re in for a treat. This ultra luxe estate has Au Vallon for its title, which is probably an homage to its locale: two green-filled acres of Villanova land.

And so, “to the Valley” we go: the renovated and restored property has a new fence and gate, ensuring privacy for residents who will have a carriage home with a French door-surrounded interior brick courtyard, refinished pool, Juliette balconies and rotating bookcase leading to the private dining room.

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Real Estate Horror Story: Potential Buyer Finds Dead Body During Home Tour

In what is sure to become the stuff of urban legends, the Age reports that realtor Jack Alves took Phil Gustafson, a potential buyer, on a home tour in Milwaukee earlier this month. The showing took a wrong turn when the second house on the agenda produced an unexpected house guest:

As they walked through a different house shortly after noon, this one a vacant city foreclosure on the corner of 25th and Michigan streets, Phil Gustafson looked in a first-floor closet and quickly ran from the room.

“There’s a dude in there!” he told his friend, Keith Frank Jr, who had joined him in searching for a fixer-upper to buy.

Mr Alves stepped toward the closet, announcing who he was and that he was showing the house. The man did not move.

“I didn’t touch him,” Mr Alves said.

He called 911 and soon the house was buzzing with paramedics and police officers. They knew what this was.

The man was dead.

As if that weren’t enough to traumatize any one, the first home Alves had shown Gustafson that day had had a trash cart with live kittens.

Dead body found in closet during showing of house to prospective buyers [the Age]

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