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!

Home_Design_Sidebar_04MID-CENTURY MODERN

THE LURE: Glass walls, streamlined interior, open floor plan, a singular, unmistakable aesthetic.

KEEP IN MIND: “Some mid-century modern homes in the area have their main entrance in the rear and the main entertaining spaces facing the street,” says Philadelphia-based Berkshire Hathaway realtor Craig Wakefield, who specializes in modern homes.

WHERE TO LOOK: Chestnut Hill and Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks counties.

EXPECT TO PAY: From $350,000 to well over a million, with a majority between $500,000 and $800,000.

On the market: A 4BR, 3.5BA home in mid-century modern style in East Falls, for rent, $6,000 per month. Contact: Craig Wakefield, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, 267-973-9567.

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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.