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Trust us, the quirkiness will go up a few notches at certain points in this list, but we thought we’d ease you in by starting with a more traditionally designed space. This cozy room, found in what might be an outbuilding on this Main Line property, is just what we imagine for a family get together that counts several adolescents at the dinner table. Just picture it: Every one finishes their Turkey Day meal and the adults file into the formal family room, while the teens make their way here and hang out undisturbed, free to listen to their rock and roll music and do the Snapchatting. It’s a win-win!
The Bryn Mawr residence, which includes a 5-bedroom dwelling with columns, 2-car garage, and storage/playhouse, is listed for $1,699,000. More info here.
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Reader, please bear with us as we try to suppress our groan of longing. It’s not our fault that snug master suite with, yes, an exposed brick decorative fireplace has got some pretty strong curl-up-with-a-book-and-hot-cocoa vibes radiating off every corner. Loving the exposed beamed ceiling too. Our verdict? Heart eyes emoji!
Mind you, the house that it’s in is itself a charmer, too.
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BEFORE: “Kolb’s Pan-Dandy Bread” sign| Image: Conrad Benner, Streets Dept.
Lookin’ for a unique pad to rent in Port Richmond? The apartment with the 100-year-old ghost sign is now for rent. The Somers Team pinged us on Twitter to let us know that the place is now completed, and the 2-bed, 2-bath apartment is going for $1,250 per month.
Conrad Benner of Streets Dept. snapped a bunch of great shots of the vintage Kolb’s Bakery sign during construction. Now, it’s the focal point of the bedroom. In short, it’s gorgeous.
The finished product looks super clean and sports and industrial look, especially because of the sign, the bottom portion of which looks to be incorporated into the shared landed and mail area.
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Interspersing historic buildings with new constructions, open space with sensitive site planning, not to mention an innovative stormwater management system atop a 55-acre site, it’s no wonder the Harriton Farm development earned the Montgomery County Planning Commission‘s 2007 Land Development Award.
Developed by Pohlig Builders, LLC, and designed by Michael Visich Architects and Glackin Thomas Panzak, Inc., Harriton Farm is unique in that 7 of the 35 homes that reside within it are preserved structures, such as an 1860 gothic cottage, an 1880 Victorian barn and Queen Anne stable, and Lane’s End, an 18th-century farmhouse. There’s also the Harriton Manor House, which we’ve chosen as our Main Line Monday home for today.
Originally built in 1842, the Harriton Manor House sits on a lush plot overlooking a pond. It’s a country-style residence and as such offers features like plantation shutters and a breakfast room with fireplace and wood-stove insert. It’s newer details are likely to have come about during an extensive renovation in 2003. It was then that it had flagstone decking, a lower-level wine cellar and wet bar, and an apartment above the 3-car detached garage added to its repertoire. (FYI, its terrace is two stories and comes with massive columns.)
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Its current owners like to call it “an oasis of calm” and by the looks of it, it might in fact be a fitting moniker: Windhorse Farm is a unique compound nestled privately on a plot in Ottsville, Bucks County. It consists of several buildings, one of which is an 18th-century stone farmhouse with period bedrooms, original random-width floors, and more.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the details each building has to offer, shall we?
- The farmhouse – As we just mentioned, its got original flooring and sleeping quarters reminiscent of its charming past. In addition to this, though, the residence boasts open beams, deep sill windows, and two walk-in fireplaces. The kitchen even vaunts a neat restaurant-style stove and broiler alongside a cozy sitting area.
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Entering this c.1865 Society Hill townhouse (figuratively speaking – we used the gallery below), one is met with a foyer leading into the formal living and dining rooms, where intricate crown molding, original pine floors, and 12-foot high ceilings festoon the spaces.
Add to that marble fireplaces and built-in cabinets, the four-bedroom manse is one of those fierce golden oldies rivaling even its younger, hipper brethren.
It keeps up with the times thanks to a slew of meticulous updates, some of which are clearly seen in the kitchen. Here, a marble island and 6 burner Viking gas stove and griddle reside alongside an over-sized fridge and built-in stainless steel dishwasher and microwave. What’s more, it has garden access via sliding glass doors.
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Last time we checked in on Two Liberty Place, we took you behind the scenes for an inside peek at the ongoing construction and newly completed (and spectacular) model residential units. While one of those puppies will set you back anywhere between $800,000 and over $2,500,000, they’re not the only chunk of the building that’s currently on the market.
According to a report from Jacob Adelman of The Inquirer, Parkway Properties has put the office space up for sale as the Florida-based REIT looks “to focus on its core portfolio of assets in the southeastern United States.”
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We get e-blast’s all the time from various national real estate and design sites promoting everything from the hottest bathroom tiles for [insert any season/holiday] to what celebrity has bought or sold whatever amazing house in a land far, far away. However, due to its historical importance (and the recent papal visit), one of these emails really caught our eye this week–even if it’s waaaay outside of our readership area.
The estate of Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, the legendary artist/polymath whose works include the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and so much more, has hit the market for just over $8 million.
Villa Michelangelo is a 6-acre estate located in Tuscany, and yes, it’s just as dreamy as you might imagine. According to the listing from Handsome Properties International, Michelangelo originally purchased the property in 1549. He died in 1564, and it remained in the family until 1867. So, how do we know this is actually the historic Tuscan estate of The Divine One?
We’ll let TopTenRealEstateDeals (the sender of the aforementioned press release) take it away from here:
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UPDATE: A spokesperson from the Tobey Team at Coldwell Banker Preferred got back to us! And guess what? They had something better than hi-res photos. Behold this segment on HGTV‘s Small Space, Big Style. The clip reveals artist and homeowner in question of the unique house is local painter and muralist William Whiting.
See the home for yourself during the open house on Saturday between 11am and 1pm. Deets below.
We promise you we tried. But as of press time, we have yet to hear back from the agent after having request clearer, hi-res images of the home. We’ll update if and when they do come in, so be sure check back later. In the mean time, take a look at the photos that are available and listen to what caught our eye…
Cloistered on little South Delhi Street within a block bounded by 9th and 10th, and Locust and Spruce (map) in Washington Square West, this golden oldie is essentially a hidden gem. According to Zillow, it was built in 1865 and was recently put on the market last month. We’ll admit it looks to be in need of some TLC, but its present owner, a renowned muralist, has made sure to spruce it up where he can – namely, the decor.
“He has faux painted just about every surface in this home to resemble the Grand Places of Europe, but all on a compact living scale,” notes the listing. Indeed, it’s a must-see, which is why – hi-res or not – you should take a look at the gallery. What’s more, most of the furniture is for sale, so don’t hesitate to ask the owner should something (is that a puppet theatre box?) catch your eye.
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Gosh, what a time to be alive. Originally part of the historic Knollbrook estate, Lynhurst was a three-year construction built at the behest of attorney I. Layton Register who would go on to use it at his summer residence. Given that it was the late 1800s (the stone manse was completed in 1890), Register was able to have its designer be none other than now legendary Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Today, it’s listed for a cool $3.1 million.
As you’d imagine, the Main Line stunner is said to have retained its “impeccable architectural symmetry,” though it’s also in the way of offering a meticulously update interior, beginning with the kitchen, which has been recently renovated, along with the breakfast area. Here, built-in seating lends some charm to the pristine space, which comes with an ogee-edged center island and ample cabinetry.
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