New Northern Liberties Condo With Roofdeck and Parking

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Of the three units originally built for Callahan Ward’s Zabel’s Row, two remain. This unit, B, is move-in ready. Unit C is “available for customization.” Unit A, we suppose, has already been snapped up.

There are many lovely features to the condo — sleek, modern lines and luxury finishes among them — but one of the finest is that the home is 30 feet wide. This is not only a rarity in a neighborhood with occasionally crowded rowhomes. It allows for side-by-side two-car garage parking downstairs (another rarity in Northern Liberties).

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Society Hill Mid-century Modern Designed By Louis Sauer

A Louis Sauer-designed townhome for sale in Society Hill. Image via Redfin.

Lots of people who move to Society Hill do so for the neighborhood’s colonial architecture. But the neighborhood has plenty of innovative mid-century modern homes as well, such as this brick house designed by noted architect Louis Sauer.

The three-bedroom house features a landscaped brick patio, a fancy kitchen with a double oven and granite countertops, a floor-to-ceiling picture window across the length of the dining area, Brazilian walnut floors throughout, a custom deck, and much more. It even comes with deeded garage parking across the street. And its location at Second and Delancey is great: lots of character, easy access to the waterfront and Headhouse Square, and proximity to Old City too.

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Reduced: Gorgeous 1850s West Chester Farmhouse

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Originally listed for sale at $3.6 million in October, this 19th-century West Chester farmhouse has a lot to love, including a rustic kitchen hearth (above), extensive woodwork, woodburning stoves, cast iron tubs and a restored stone bank barn used for entertaining and athletics.

Renovated from top to bottom in 2009, the home’s custom kitchen has cabinetry by Goebel and appliances by Thermador and Sub Zero. Outside, landscaping and hardscaping have resulted in a patio suited for entertainment.

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Unique Hexagonal Home Designed By Henry J. Magaziner

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In January of 2012 Hidden City profiled late Philadelphia architect Henry Jonas Magaziner, describing him as both a preservationist and advocate whose “inspirational presence” could still be felt in places like Center City and Valley Forge. Unsurprisingly, his devotion to the area was a personal one.

After graduating from Central High School in Northwest Philadelphia, Magaziner went to Penn but had to drop out because of the Great Depression. After some time as a salesman, Magaziner went back and graduated with a degree in architecture in 1936. He then worked for his famous father, Louis Magaziner, before leaving to practice in different parts of the country. In 1946, he returned to Philadelphia and resumed working for his father, followed by seven years at his own private firm.

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New Hope’s Exquisite Gateshead Farm Is an $8 Million BucksCo Fantasy

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Workaday life is full of other people: crowded elevators and lines at Wawa and traffic jams and SEPTA buses. So it’s perfectly normal to dream of strolling over a bridge on rolling green hills, passing by friendly horses, stopping at a springhouse, and turning rocks over in a sunlit stream. All of which is possible for the owner of New Hope’s Gateshead Farm.

First, the main residence. The 19th century stone farmhouse offers more than 8,000 square feet for six bedrooms and six full bathrooms. The updated interior manages to blend cozy details like stone walls, fireplaces and exposed beams with modern amenities and finishes. The home evokes the sense that you could take a nap on a window bench and wake up convinced you were at Pemberley.

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Art Deco Downashore: Margate 5BR on a Beach Block with Pool

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Rounded decks and deco, arched windows are not your standard Jersey Shore fare. But this contemporary home – just four properties back from the beach – is not your standard vacation house. Standard vacation houses generally don’t come with quite so many upgrades.

The five-bedroom home features more windows than we can count, coupled with vaulted ceilings and an open floorplan, resulting in a wash of sunshine throughout the first floor. There are four full baths and one powder room, meaning most of the guest rooms are en-suite. The kitchen has a granite island and dual ovens plus built-in cabinets. The bedroom at the very top of the house features nearly floor-to-ceiling arched windows on several walls as well as an en-suite bathroom with dual sinks.

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Art Museum Stunner With Four-Car Parking for $1.6M

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Pretty sure I’m not the only one who would have loved to grow up here! This completely redone home (renovated in 2011) is a century-old, looks fantastic, and is within walking distance of the Barnes and various restaurants and coffee shops. But for some reason, although maybe some of you will appreciate this, it includes private 4-car parking (I much prefer public trans).
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Look Into the Puppies’ Eyes: You Will Buy This Dentist’s House

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Listing photos usually focus on views and landscaping and professional staging. Not this Collegeville home. Here the owners go straight for the literal puppy-dog eyes. Please buy this house, they say. Look at that lush lawn out backThere is even a stream. We like to chase squirrels there.

The home hardly needs the hard sell. Built in 1962 by “Dentist Dr. Larson,” the home has been fully renovated. Since 2003! The kitchen especially boasts gourmet upgrades: cherry cabinets, Viking and Bosch appliances and a breakfast nook with built-in benches. So comfythey say. Very warm. The main level also features three bedrooms and two full baths.

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Brownstone vs. Brownstone: Rittenhouse Edition

Google Street View of the lovely and desirable 2000 block of Spruce Street.

Google Street View of the lovely and desirable 2000 block of Spruce Street.

Here we have two single-family homes on the same block near Rittenhouse Square. They are, in fact, only about five houses apart from each other. They have roughly the same amount of square footage, and many similarities in style, both inside and out. But one is above $2 million and the other is not. That’s a significant dividing line.

Let’s take a look at slideshows of each.

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