Georges Perrier Finally Sells His Chestnut Hill Home

It seems like we’ve been talking about Georges Perrier trying to sell his house for the longest time. This week, the legendary Le Bec-Fin chef tells us he’s finally managed to unload the gorgeous 9,000-square foot home, complete with a wine cellar, five fireplaces and an in-ground pool.

“I’ve been packing for days,” Perrier, 69, laments, explaining that he’s downsizing to a two-bedroom apartment at 23rd and Walnut streets. He’s moving in this week. “I have too much stuff,” he says, even after he sold many of his belongings at a much-talked-about estate sale. “Whatever I can’t carry, I will put in storage.”

The stately Chestnut Hill manse had been on the market since 2011, with an original asking price of $2.7 million, later reduced to $2.1 million. A bona fide bargain. Perrier and his then-wife Andrea (they’ve since divorced) purchased the home for $2.35 million in 2008 from Glen Senk, who was the CEO of Anthropologie at the time.

Perrier won’t say what the final price tag was, and we weren’t yet able to find a record of the sale in city records. (Redfin, however, has the sale listed as pending at $2.1 million.) But the colorful chef still owns one very important piece of Philadelphia property: 1523 Walnut Street, the former home of Le Bec-Fin.

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  • Z2

    Redfin is reporting that it closed at $1.8

    Towanda to 23rd and Walnut? Ouch.

  • Z2

    Redfin is reporting that it closed at $1.8

    Towanda to 23rd and Walnut? Ouch.

  • eaglepete

    Not to beat a dead horse and start any pro/anti Vick threads but that first statement on Vick is spot on. I was under the impression he would want out if not the starter but he makes solid points. We shall see

    • cliff henny

      not sure where he hasnt given indication. that last quote from on his way out of town from OTAs, sounded like he had no plans to sit behind foles. cant blame him-want him to be competitive, he should have said nothing, but i cant see vick as backup in philly

      • Mr. Wu

        I didn’t get that at all from his comments. I thought it was obvious he was just annoyed at the answering the same question over and over. Still my concern with having Vick as a backup isn’t Vick but the rest of the locker room who will surely be torn by Vick holding a clip board for foles.

        • theycallmerob

          I think you’re spot on. If nothing else, this offseason has shown that the powers-that-be are intent on changing the dynamics of this team. Vick as a backup is too polarizing too ignore, even if he plays the good samaritan.

  • Scott J610

    There’s no way Vick stays on this team if he doesn’t win the starting job. He’ll be cut.

  • aub32

    So that I don’t have to continue responding to individual post, I am putting my final Coop vs Avant argument here. The main thing I am seeing is that fans are arguing Avant is a better player/leader. However, I think many are viewing it wrong. This isn’t an argument of Avant vs Coop as much as it is Outside WR vs slot. Avant would be the 4th option in the slot, behind Benn, DJ2, and Ertz. Some are arguing Benn could be moved outside, but that defeats the matchup nightmare that putting him inside would afford. On the other hand Coop would be the 3rd WR option. He woul also be our best blocking WR outside, with Benn being inside.

    Therefore, my argument is that Avant would not see any offensive snaps, where as a backup outside WR might, in this case Coop. And since it’s pretty much a push in regard to their blocking and ST play. My argument is that Coop has more of a place on this roster than a 4th option slot receiver.

    • theycallmerob

      Here’s hoping Momah outplays them both!!

      • aub32

        Here Here

    • Dutch

      Cooper shouldn’t be in consideration to make the final cut. It’s a discredit and blanket disrespectful to Avant to compare Cooper to Avant. Any attempt to minimize Avant has to indicate he’s being taken for granted. Avant has been a solid and steady contributor during his tenure in Phila. Conversely, Cooper is and has always been a project.

      Avant is the closest weapon the Eagles had come to having a Boldin type receiver who makes the big catches and does so in traffic. Cooper isn’t going to catch a ball when covered or in traffic.

      • aub32

        Really Boldin. Clearly you missed my point and are just a loyalist to the player. HAHA Boldin.

        • theycallmerob

          I’ll drink to that.

          It’s funny, earlier when we were going back and forth, and I said something along the lines of “we could really use that big, physical WR2 in this offense”, I thought of how nice it would be if Howie had gotten Boldin. Since none of our WRs are like that. Unless you’re drinking Dutch’s magical juice

      • Pennguino

        Go back and look at the one handed catches in the endzone from Nick and Vick. He goes up and gets Vick’s ball. He displays the savy WR skill by pinning the defenders arm against his body and then one hands the catch from Nick. Coop bailed Foles out a few times last year with in traffic catches.

  • GEagle

    Nice article, providing one awesome stats that I didn’t know. props Sheil.

    we have our issues, but no one in this division scares me the least bit…
    ..
    This season is all about the QB. We don’t need Foles to be a gunslinger. If Foles can manage the game take care of the ball, get the ball out quickly and into the hands of a skill player in stride, then we are going to win some games next year…The Key will be for the Eagles to go into half time with a decent lead. No team will be in better shape then us, so if we can go into half time with a lead, we can really pound the ball in the second half, and by then, many teams will be worn down and we can start stampeding them…once teams get behind in the second half and are having problems stopping our run game, they are gong to be desperate to get points on the board quickly..and that’s when I hope out defensive disguise can force QBs pressing to score, to make some bad reads that our defensive can capitalize on….I’m not expecting playoffs, but it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

    • nicksaenz1

      I pointed out the turnover issue a couple of weeks ago and how painfully awful it was. We had 37 last year, with only 13 takeaways. If Kelly can’t stand turnovers and won’t play guys who turn it over, that number drops. Even if it drops a 3rd, and Billy Davis can bring a D that forces turnovers to a level that’s right in the middle of the pack, which is in the mid-20s, the +/- balances out…. Playoffs?!?!?! …Playoffs?!?!?!

      • GEagle

        I say it all the time that IMO its gong to be close to impossible to not be significantly better in the turnover margin then we were last season. It was sooooo pathetic, that there is no where to really go but UP!!!…..Football gods owe us some serious Injury and Turnover “Ju Ju”

  • GEagle

    I still have my eye on guys who could soon hit the trading block or waiver wire:
    ..
    1) Jarius Byrd…no addition would impact this team as much as Byrd

    2) Jared Odrick. he had a horrible year transitioning from 3-4 to 4-3. dolphins spent a ton of money, they are gong to have to trim the roster and this move would save them 4mil
    ..
    3) Darnell Docked is coming off a really bad year, and rumors been floating around that Cardinals might want to save 8mil and give young guys a chance.

    4) Ryan Pickett…might be a good idea to add another veteran to this Dline for a year or two. packers are extremely high on Datone Jones, which is going to make Pickett expendable
    ..
    5) Red Bryant….I don’t know if I believe it, but I keep hearing rumblings about Red being on his way out of Seatle.
    ..
    6) Jabaal Sheard: Browns have been raving about how he is transitioning to OLB, but as soon as Mingo is ready to play big minutes opposite of Kruger, they are going to want to get some value for Sheard. he won’t make it to 2014 as a Brown.

    7) Micheal Johnson…While those idiots a BGN are right, Johnson has the type of Body that chip covets at the position, and Johnson could very well be expendable, but BGN is RETARDED if they think the Bengals would take Graham or Cole. MJ is a very nice young player. THE ONLY REASON they would move him is because of MONEY. At the end of the season, the historically Cheap Bengals are going to have a major problem because Atkins, Dunlap and MJ’s contracts will all expire. I can promise you that the Bengals will NOT extend all 3…someone will be left out, and my guess is it’s Johnson….Johnson might very well be attainable, but there is NO WAY the Bengals would want the contracts of Graham or Cole in return….

    Anyone seeing any players around the year that could help us and might soon hit the trading block or waiver wire?

    • GEagle

      Notice, all my focus is on the defense..
      ..
      word out o Miami is that Brent Grimes is looking fantastic coming back from injury.. Grrrrrrr

    • Capt. Undapants

      Somebody had some coffee this morning.

      • GEagle

        Too early for autographs….”I’m not a hero”, “I’m not a role Model”….look to your parents for that lol

    • nicksaenz1

      what would you give for byrd? 3rd?

      • GEagle

        3rd and a player…Nate Allen, Phillip Hunt, Riley Cooper…..BILLS HAVE NO LEVERAGE LEFT, and when that happens, you never get fair compensation in return, so my guess is…when Byrd gets traded, it will be for a 3rd and a decent player(nothing special)…best case scenario for the bills is probably a 2nd round pick(but I doubt they would get that much).

        it’s been a while since there was an attainable player that I want as bad as Byrd,,,I guess the last one was probably Peyton, but I knew we had No shot at that

        • nicksaenz1

          Yeah I’d love nothing more than for Howie to pull that off. I’d consider throwing a 2nd rounder their way with no additional player. But if I went 3rd and a player I’d rather give up a receiver like Cooper who’s fighting for a spot on our roster. It’s conceivable a change of scenery does him some good, gives EJ/Kolb a big target, and helps clear up our receiver situation. It’s not like he’s owed big money. The trouble we’d have is reaching that long term deal Byrd wants. But, given our secondary, I think the checkbook should be pretty open.

          • Adam

            Any trade would most likely be contingent on the Eagles and Byrd coming to terms on a long term agreement.

          • GEagle

            DUH!!!!

          • Adam

            Are you 12 years old?

          • GEagle

            Lol

        • MAC

          Most of my family is from Buffalo area, except my father who grew up in Philly. I had lived in Buffalo for a while. I speak to a lot of friends that are die hard Bills fans and have a good feel for the Byrd situation. There is zero chance the Bills would trade Byrd anytime soon. I was as hopeful as any Eagles fan is and that’s why I asked a lot of my friends from there.

          The main reason is bc the Bills do have leverage. It’s the franchise tag bc it’s like $6.5 million this year and will go to approximately $8.5 next year for Byrd. That is $15 million in two years and the Bills are already offering in neighborhood of $8 million per. Byrd is not going to pull a Vincent Jackson and refuse to sign the tender and sit out until week 10. It’s not something that any player does outside of Jackson situation a few years back.

          I don’t think the Bills and Byrd get long term deal done before the deadline, but either way they will keep him. He is one of there top 3 players and they just will not let him go unless some team comes in and blows them away with an offer. Really it’s Byrd who has no leverage bc it cost Buffalo around $15 million for next 2 seasons on the franchise tag. Byrd is asking for $9 million per.

          • GEagle

            I would agree that there is no chance, had they not just let one of the best young guards in Football, who they called “their secret weapon”, Levitre walk in Free agency. Bills are 18million under the cap, yet they are causing Byrd to DESPISE HIM. the is also Precedent in Buffalo for the bills trying away a player they just Franchised. Bills did it in 2003. They Franchised Pealess price, and flipped him to the Falcons..

            my obbsession for Byrd isn’t really based on us trading for him now. I Do Not believe he will spend the next 5 years playing with the Bills, so I just hope his next Longterm contract is with us…IDEALLY we trade for him NOW, but as long as we can land him at some point when the bIlls are done jerking him around, iLl be happy. They let Levitre walk, and they don’t even have a good young guard to replace him with….Most franchises, I wouldn’t have any hope in letting a kid like Byrd walk….but I can’t put that past the Bills AT ALL. maybe it’s wishful thinking. But I don’t believe he will be a Bill Longterm, so I hope his next stop is Philly.

            The Blls Oficial website even mentions the possibility of trying Byrd. They are 18Mil under the cap. They traded away Jason Peters because they didn’t want to pay him the following year. they just let a top young guard walk and didn’t come close to replacing him…they are 18Million under the cap, and they completely Broke off talks with Byrds agent, and destroyed their relationship with one of there best players…I’m not holding my breath, but I can’t rule it out either…I also heard Byrd and Chung are pretty close. Just wish I knew more about Chip’s relationship with Byrd….Byrd could come to this Huge Market from a team that has to play games in Canada, and be a GOD!!! I just don’t know how Howie views the Safety position…how much does he think is acceptable to pay for an Elite young Safety?..

            they won’t agree to a deal with Byrd before Mondays deadline, and there is a good chance he holds out…fingers crossed!!!!

        • Richard Colton

          I’d do a Byrd for a Wolff, even up.

          • GEagle

            the dream is to have the Wolff patrolling the line of scrimmage with the Byrd flying around centerfield holding down a top defense in 2015

    • theycallmerob

      Thanks, we got that from the same post yesterday.

      • GEagle

        Yeah cuz you all visit Igglesblitz

        Fools have to take there silly shots…have fun

        • Brian

          Did you forget your meds today?

          • GEagle

            You must have forgot that when you take unnecessary shots at me for no reason, I give them back. To each his own. Go out of your way to act like a Prick, and I will react this way every single time…how is this even still a debate lol

          • theycallmerob

            well, mostly because those of us over the age of 13 tend to outgrow that mindset.

          • Mr. Wu

            Dude no offense, but you take yourself way too seriously man. You have many well thought out valid points and you seem to do a lot of research to back up the things you say here, which is good for a guy like me who doesnt have the time to find this info on my own, and I appreciate it. But the way you frame yourself in your arguments is kind of annoying and grating. When you say things like “Word on the street is” or “I am hearing rumors” or “my sources are telling me” etc. makes you sound like you think you are an industry insider or journalist or something when we all know you are not. You get your info from other blogs not “sources”. Stuff like that kind of detracts from the valid points you have.

  • Honest_T

    While I expect fumbles to improve, I think everyone expecting a marked improvement in the number of interceptions thrown is in for a rude awakening. This is the first year learning a vastly different system, and it will take some time to run it like a well oiled machine. Also, we will run almost 50% more plays.

    First, option routes mean that the QB and the WR must be on the same page. This will improve as we move through the season, but there are sure to be plenty of miscues. Second, even if the correct route is run, it may not be executed flawlessly. Perfection takes a lot of practice, studies say 10,000 hours to achieve above average execution, so don’t expect miracles in year 1. Third, Our QB options are mistake prone or inexperienced, or both. Not that they won’t improve, but we are still early in the learning curve, especially with a QB competition limited reps and assimilation.

    I do expect an improvement in the interception and fumble rate (int or fum per play), I don’t expect a lot of improvement in the raw numbers because we will be running more plays..

    • borntosuffer

      I respectfully disagree with your assessment on interceptions for two reasons – the offensive line and the fast developing plays in Kelly’s offense. If the O-line is anything near full strength, the QB will have more time to actually execute the play called this year than last. Less pressure and Kelly’s insistence of getting the ball out of the QB’s hand should reduce the interception rate. For the same reasons, I expect the QB fumble rate to go down. There will be more “opportunities” for the non-QB’s to fumble as they will be handing the ball more and the Eagles will, theoretically, run more plays than last year.

  • Stuart Philp

    I see what McNabb is saying, but the lions do have one of the better QBs in the league in Stafford and they needed to lock him up long term. He’s their franchise guy. Very few teams are in a position to say ‘this is our QB for next 5 years’.

    Is he worth it? Well he puts up good numbers, he’s young, and can keep the lions in contention for a playoff spot. If they continue to build up the team around him, they should make the playoffs, and then we’ll know if it was worth it or not.

    The problem with the lions win-loss record these last few years does not start with Stafford.

  • GEagle

    the MESS in Foxborogh continues lol..
    ..
    3 months ago, Patriots CB alfonzo Dennard was sentenced to 30days in jail and 2years of probation after being convicted of assaulting a police officer…well last night, he was arrested, suspicion of DUI.

    Those Fools in Foxboroug never learn…It’s starting to look like a madhouse for the GOLD Standard..lol Keep in mind there other CB is Aqib “far from a choir Boy” Talib lol

    • GEagle

      Hahahahaha PRICELESS via yardbarker
      on June 26, minutes after detectives left Hernandez alone in a room…he approached a mirror(apparently he didn’t know it was a two way mirror lol)…
      And the Genius Hernandez starts boasting to the mirror:
      “That’s Right. I shot him. Right in the face. saw his last breath leave his body then we dumped it out back”..as Hernandez bragged to the two way mirror with 4 officers standing on the other side taking notes..”Ain’t no one gonna find out either.Whos gonna snitch on me? Nobody! This is all between me and you, mirror” as Hernandez grinned.?.”That dumpster down the street behind the 7-11 where I tossed the gun? Perfect spot, couldn’t have drawn it up better”.
      Hahahahahahaha
      Once Hernandez finished talking, detectives entered the room to reveal to him everything he had told them, and told Hernandez that it was all recorded on Camera which caused AH to Lunge for the camera to attempt to destroy the footage which the genius thought was contained inside the camera..
      ..
      officer said “We actually let him smash the camera. We knew it would cost the department some money, but Damn if it wasn’t Hilarious” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA
      LMFAO This Officer is AWESOME!!!!

  • theycallmerob

    It’s impossible to imagine a bigger mess than last year’s Oline and +/- differential. The Iggs weren’t just bad, they were historically bad in both categrories (I think it was FO or PFW who put up the stats). A regression to the mean would imply an average showing in both, but if the line stays healthy they have the chance to be well-above average.

    Feeling rosy today….I’d take the “over” at 7 wins right now.

    • Richard Colton

      yeah, me too. but I think its time to do some metacognitive work. Every July, I look at the previous draft and free agent signings and say “Vegas is crazy, there’s no way the birds don’t win XXX games!”

      • GEagle

        IM the same way which is so odd when I think about it…we are so cynical. I have No problem thinking the Phil’s, flyers or sixers are going to suck…but even this year I have managed to think we have a chance at being good…which is crazy, because I don’t recall us all talking like this in Febuary

        • JofreyRice

          were you banned in February?

  • Mr. Wu

    I think the birds could have a playoff caliber offense this year if #7 starts. I don’t see that happening with Foles, at least not this year. I know it’s popular to hate Vick these days but I think he still got a couple of seasons left in the tank if put in the right situation and as of now I have no doubt that he is easily the best QB we have. However if you agreed with my opinion, for arguments sake, and wanted to start vick you also have to consider:
    1)Even if Vick starts this year he will prob be gone by next year so is it worth spending the time on him.
    2)This defense is such a question mark though that we could have “the greatest show on turf #2” and it still might not matter.(but who knows maybe this is Billy Davis’ time)

    • theycallmerob

      Well said, Wu. No one in their right mind can say Vick doesn’t have flaws; but, if he can execute what we all believe to be Chip’s offense, he is absolutely the best weapon.

      And to add one more point: (3) Vick would have to overcome 2 large intangibles unrelated to his “physical talents”- his inability to stay healthy, and recent fumbling issues. The turnovers are something Kelly has no patience for.

    • Adam

      No one argues that Vick is most likely the most talented QB on the team. He’s got a cannon for an arm and is still really fast, although he has lost a step for sure. The problem lies in the fact that Vick’s biggest weaknesses: 1) his inability to read defenses well, 2) his turnovers via fumbles and interceptions, and 3)his predisposition to hold on to the ball for far too long, creating sacks and turnovers are all traits that Chip Kelly will not put up with in his quarterback. Vick is used to playing in a system where he is the playmaker, he makes the big plays and the big runs. This will be complete opposite for Chip. His QB is a game manager and a distributor.

      Many will argue that Foles showed many of these traits last year as well. Fair point, but with a rookie like Foles it may be more fixable, whereas Vick has been showing these signs for his entire career and I highly doubt he’s able to change them now.

      Andy Reid went all in with Vick so when Vick struggled he had no choice but to let him ride it out. Mark my words, this will not be the case this year. Vick will be on the thinnest of ice and will be benched without question if he does not show improvement. Can you really have a 32 year old QB improve week in and week out on mistakes he’s been making his whole career? I just don’t think so.

      Another thing to consider is that, if the QB competition is even remotely close, even if Vick looks slightly better, why wouldn’t you just go with the young guy? Go with a guy who hasn’t come close to reaching his ceiling yet, which could be Barkley or Foles, I don’t know.

      Personally, I believe that any snaps Vick takes next year is a wasted snap. It does nothing to contribute to long term development of the team. But that’s just my opinion.

    • Richard Colton

      good post. for me, the most important question you pose is #1. Is he the long term solution? Between age, contract, injury history, past failure to adapt when opposing defenses figure him out, my guess is no.

  • Dr Rick

    I think Donovan was more qualified as a QB than as a commentator.

  • xlGmanlx

    I don’t get al the speculation about who is going to win the starting job. If 7 wins it, we know for a fact, statistics show he isn’t going to go a full 16. We KNOW there is going to be another starting QB during the season. I’m not worried about that. I personally am not going into this season with any expectations and just want to let the season unfold. I just want to see progression of the players drafted last year and hope this years rooks look as projected. If you start nailing draft classes and have good coaches, the rest is just time, luck and injuries.

    If 7 can still ball, I say you get what you can for him. He has been a warrior for the igg’s but like it or not, they need younger talent and draft picks. A good team loses a starting QB, he might suddenly become a hot commodity.