Morning Headlines: Building That Houses Spruce Food Market Has Been Sold

There's a parking garage just above that beautiful sign. | Photo: James Jennings

There’s a parking garage just above that beautiful sign. | Photo: James Jennings

Want to know the going rate for a 175-vehicle parking garage that also houses one of the most recognizable signs in Center City? Apparently, it’s “roughly $7.2M,” according to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal.

An affiliate of Post Bros. purchased the building from CLL Towne Inc. and will be used to supplement the adaptive reuse project at 260 S. Broad St. That project will see the Atlantic Building transformed into a high-end residential building with ground floor retail and, let’s not forget, beautiful designs from starchitecture firm Rafael Viñoly Architects.

As for the sale of Spruce Food Market space and above garage, there’s a interesting note at the bottom of the article:

The structure does have air rights that would allow it to be expanded by about 50,000 square feet but that’s “just an added bonus,” [developer Matt Pestronk of Post Bros.] said and not the long-term play.

Center City parking garage where Spruce Foods is located sells for $7.2M [Philadelphia Business Journal]

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This Million Dollar Condo in Old City Is All About That Space

Photos by TREND via Redfin/BHHS Fox & Roach Center City–Walnut

Let’s face, when you’re looking for a million dollar condo in Center City, channel your inner real estate Meghan Trainor: It’s all about that space (’bout that space–sorry).

Enter this condo on N3rd St. in Old City. The open floor plan flows wonderfully throughout the home and makes the nearly 3,000 square-foot space look even larger. Natural light streams through the five historically restored windows in the living room and highlights the gorgeous hardwood floors and exposed brick made more industrial by the torn wall aesthetic. We also have to point out the large metal sliding door that leads to the den–it’s incredible.

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We Just Found a Snug (And Sled-Friendly!) Home in West Philly

TREND photos via the City Block Team.

TREND photos via the City Block Team.

If you’re not getting a half day off like some of the city’s younger residents as a result of the big snow engulfing us today, then, surely, you can take a moment to eye up this cozy Walnut Hill residence for, you know, future consideration.

The pristine townhome has been updated and contains five bedrooms, an office (or potential nursery?), separate dining room, and a sun porch with light-generous windows and exposed brick. Features of note include hardwood floors, original moldings, leaded glass windows, and both a front and rear yard, the latter of which has natural stone pavers.

But what makes it especially relevant today is its proximity to Clark Park, one of the city’s green spaces included in Philly Mag’s Ultimate Guide to Sledding in Philadelphia list! And even if the classic winter activity isn’t your thing, it’s still wonderfully situated: the El is just three short blocks up and restaurants dot nearby Spruce Street like snowflakes.

Click here to view the must-see gallery.

Louis Kahn Alert: The Clever House in Cherry Hill Is on the Market

Photos by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Haddonfield

Photos by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Haddonfield

Here’s your chance, people. A bona fide piece of architectural history has just hit the market.

Louis Kahn may have designed around two dozen houses in his day (Oh, and this and this and this), but only nine of these modern residences were ever built. While plaudits abound for The Esherick House or The Korman House, it’s The Clever House in Cherry Hill that’s available and could make for one hell of a restoration project. Being sold in “As-Is” condition, the house located at 417 Sherry Way in Cherry Hill is 1,694 square-feet of pure experimental modern that gives a new definition to cathedral ceilings.

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Main Line Monday: Picture-Perfect Rustic Abode in Berwyn

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Wayne.

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne.

It’s been some time since 1725, but this one-acre Berwyn property the listing says dates back to that year manages to balance a picture-perfect look between its former days as “The Place”  and its current standing as one of Chester County’s more charming on-the-market homes.

Known also as the Stephen David House, the residence was last occupied by a family who settled there for nearly six decades (last year marks the first time it’s being offered since they moved in!). It consists of a Colonial Revival with three rustic outbuildings: blacksmith shop, summer kitchen, and potting shed. Interior notes in the main house include antique pine flooring, a fully pine-paneled den, and original living and dining rooms.

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City House of the Week: The Historic Geiger House in Overbrook Farms

All photos by Dave Ocenas via BHHS Fox & Roach–Bryn Mawr

All photos by Dave Ocenas via BHHS Fox & Roach–Bryn Mawr

A regular on the Overbrook Farms Open House Tour, The Geiger House is a prime example of a classic Philadelphia home that’s aged (and been updated) just right. However, that wasn’t always the case for the home that dates back to 1896. Diane Krause, listing agent with BHHS Fox & Roach–Bryn Mawr, tells us that it had seen better days when it was in foreclosure over ten years ago. She sold the “decrepit” property to its current owners, who “meticulously” renovated the expansive property over the years to return it to it’s former pomp.

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Boutique Condo Boasting Rittenhouse and Sunset Views Is Back for $849,000

Images by TREND via Redfin/Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Looking to get in on some condo-living near Rittenhouse without forking over a cool million bucks to do so? Unit #1100 at 1737-39 Chestnut Street just hit the market (again) and its 2-bed, 2-bath layout is the perfect size for house hunters, especially for Empty Nesters looking to downsize into some chic city- living.

The unit offers 13 south and west facing windows that offer unobstructed views of the city, including sight lines directly into Rittenhouse Square. Listing agent Patricia Royston tells us that the sellers are “very motivated to sell” and the unit has low condo fees ($663/month).

The eat-in kitchen features custom oak cabinetry with glass doors facing the those lovely windows to allow even more natural light to flow through the space. It’s then topped off with beautiful granite counter tops.

The two spacious bedrooms both have en-suite bathrooms, a major plus, and there’s even an office with custom built-in cabinets.

Originally listing in July for $870,000, the unit is now available for $849,000–so it seems that whole “motivated to sell” thing is true after all.

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Unbelievably Glammed Out Jersey Estate Asks $1.35 Million

TREND photos via Lenny, Vermaat, & Leonard, Inc. Realtors

TREND photos via Lenny, Vermaat, & Leonard, Inc. Realtors

Wow, wow, wow, wow. (Just…wow.)

Haddonfield’s Lane of Acres street is kind of a big properties smorgasbord (scour around a bit and you’ll see what I mean), but this one really stood out to us, not least for its massive Tudor-style facade. What struck us especially about the home, though, was its unique interior, which in addition to boasting a 2-story foyer, office, library, and spacious family room with several skylights, has the following:

  • living room with wet bar section (wonder if the carousel horse here is included in the sale too…)
  • eat-in kitchen with breakfast bar and breakfast area
  • master suite with fireplace, exercise room, sitting area, his & her closets, walk-in closet, his & her master baths, Jacuzzi tub area, and –takes a breath– roof deck access
  • Au pair suite with living area, bedroom, full bathroom, sauna and storage room

Click here for the deets and full gallery of the interior.

Mouthwatering Keewaydin Just Got Its Price Knocked Down!

615 W Mermaid Ln,  Philadelphia, PA, 19118

All TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Chestnut Hill.

As if it weren’t enough that it’s Friday (and no icy flakes in sight!), one of our most popular Jaw Dropper of the Week picks just got a price cut: the stone-walled, Gothic-arched, Keewaydin ballroom home is now going for $795,000!

If you missed our original post, we highly recommend you check it for a run-through of the homes’s background. (Then again, the gallery might just speak for itself!)

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Magnificent Centuries-Old Farmhouse with Renovated Apartment Addition For Sale

TREND photos via Realtor.com

TREND photos via Realtor.com

It’s better known as the Maplewood Farm Bed & Breakfast these days, but this lush 5-plus-acre Pipersville property has been around for over a century. The main floor, for instance, was constructed in 1792; while the second level was added in 1826. And if the photos are any indication of what the home is actually like in person now, it seems to have taken on that charming air historical buildings tend to acquire over time.

Character-defining features include wood-burning stove, built-in cupboards and bookcases in the main house, two-story bank barn with workshop and storage room, and a second barn with chicken coup and fenced-in pastures leading down to the Neshaminy Creek.

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