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: “The materials—wood and stone—are authentic. It’s usually been around for 100 or 200 years. Aesthetically, they’re so beautiful,” says Kevin Steiger, of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, based in New Hope. “Now, it’s what everyone’s trying to duplicate.”

KEEP IN MIND: Rooms are smaller, ceilings are lower, homes are often close to the road, and air conditioning can get expensive.

WHERE TO LOOK: New Hope, Yardley, Newtown, Chester County.


EXPECT TO PAY: From a few hundred thousand to a few million dollars, depending on the age and condition of the home.

On the market: A 5BR, 3.5BA in central Bucks County, $1.095 million. Contact: Adam Shapiro, Weidel Realtors, 215-862-3542.

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  • kimada

    The “colonial” house in Chestnut Hill that is pictured is really great, I love it, but it’s about as un-colonial a colonial as you could get. The architecture is probably something along the lines of regency with that metal roof (looks like it anyway) and the construction around the door, not to mention the windows. Which is to be expected in Chestnut Hill where architecture is (and apparently always has been) taken seriously, or at least just serious enough to avoid being cliched.