Farmhouse Friday: You Have to See This Fully Renovated Gentleman’s Farm in Malvern

It’s Friday, meaning we can rejoice for the coming weekend and today’s magnificent farmhouse pick! Today’s country-living estate? A Malvern gentleman’s farm that’s just a stone’s throw from magnificent Radnor Hunt. “Truly a lifestyle property,” the listing calls it.

Inside, the fully renovated home has had almost everything newly installed: hardwood floors, carpeting, light fixtures, appliances, windows, HVAC, and septic. The detail that’s sure to benefit from oncoming hot weather is the eat-in kitchen with a breakfast room opening onto a deck. Meanwhile, the raised stone hearth and gas fireplace in the family room might sound like the spot to be in colder months. Great room-wise, the room lives up to its name with an expansive vaulted ceiling , as well as a fireplace and mudroom.

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Massive Compound in Queen Village Gets Major Price Chop

Photo via TREND courtesy Plumer & Inc.

Photo via TREND courtesy Plumer & Association/Redfin.

Queen Village is a classic Philadelphia neighborhood with a wide range of houses found on streets of many sizes. On one hand, you have the cramped and quirky Trinity, a style near and dear to our hearts. On the other, you have million-dollar rowhomes that offer a unique blend of old world flare and modern sophistication. 113-21 Bainbridge Street is on a whole different level.

Comprised of five parcels, the home is more of a private compound and actually $200,000 cheaper than when we featured in back in May. We’d forgive if you thought it was an apartment or condo building–it’s just that big.  The listing remarks that the home is “imposing” from the street and anyone who has ever walked by certainly knows the address carries a sense of intrigue.  Read more »

For Sale: The Largest Single-Bedroom at 220 W. Rittenhouse Square

View from the living room. | TREND photos via Redfin

View from the living room. | TREND photos via Redfin

Might it be a case of dazzling real estate speak? Maybe not, as the listing just comes right out and states it: “…this is the largest 1BR, 1 BA unit in the building.”

Well, damn.

No, but really. It does sound pretty sweet to have a 975-square-foot place all to yourself. Not to mention it’s at 220 W. Rittenhouse Square, that ritzy condo high-rise with a Free Library branch on the first and ground levels. Condo feels cover all utilities and insurance, and the apartment comes with both basic cable and an in-unit washer & dryer. Unit offered as is.

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Legendary Status: The Wall Street Journal Spotlights 500 Walnut’s Penthouse

Rooftop terrace for the entire building, not the penthouse | via 500 Walnut

Rooftop terrace for the entire building, not the penthouse | via 500 Walnut

Forget the fact that it’s not even close to being built yet, we just can’t get enough of the legend that is becoming the penthouse at 500 Walnut.  The Wall Street Journal just did a feature on the space, unveiling some interesting tidbits of information out of developer Tom Scannapieco and his team. (They also name-checked Jay Z, Beyoncé and Philadelphia magazine–just sayin’.) It’s part of a larger piece that will run in the paper edition on Friday, a feature that will apparently show previously unreleased renderings of the penthouse.

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Spotted in Rittenhouse: Remodeled House Made of Three Old Trinity Homes

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut.

Photo credit: Drew Callaghan Photography

“It’s a home with distinctive charm,” the current owner starts saying after we ask him what his favorite part about it is. Indeed, distinctive seems like the right word for it considering the property started out as three separate trinity homes (which are pretty neat in and of themselves) and appears to have remained as such for several years.

Built in the 1850s, the homes were remodeled into the single large residence we see today sometime during the mid 20th-century. It’s included on the city’s Register of Historic Places and has been fortunate enough to have had preservation-friendly individuals for its last two owners (present one included).  “We purchased this home from the man who was the director of the Pennsylvania Historical Society,” its current owner tells us.

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Jaw Dropper of the Week: Huge Loft in Midtown Village Will Be Next to East Market

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Rittenhouse Hotel.

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Rittenhouse Hotel.

We gave you a background snippet on the White Building last we reported on one of its available units: how the built circa 1867 structure basically helped along the whole Midtown Village/Gayborhood revival after undergoing a condo conversion in 2008 thanks to one Tony Goldman of Goldman Properties.

Now, we’re going to leave you with a hint as to where it’s going, as we’ve just noticed how unbelievably close it is to that East Market mega project that’s currently in the works. As most of you know, East Market is slated to be a game changer in the neighborhood, set to offer things like a MOM’s Organic Market, new restaurants and coffee shops, a promenade called Chestnut Walk, new retail, and additional residential units. Once completed, we have a feeling it’s going to be one of the city’s newest go-to spots. *Fingers crossed*

All of that, of course, is good news for anyone living in this loft condo. Because in addition to being situated right behind Philly’s latest upcoming mini village, the unit is a spacious double-bedroom offering over 1,600 square feet of space, 23-foot vaulted brick ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed brick walls, and six huge double-hung arched windows that usher in an abundance of light. According to the listing, the windows also have “superb sound attenuation.”

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Penthouse in the Western Union Building With Terrace That Rivals ‘Suburban Yard’

That's only half of it. | Photos by TREND via Coldwell Banker Preferred

That’s only half of it. | Photos by TREND via Bruce Lang Team/Coldwell Banker Preferred

Woah. Those of you in the market for a penthouse in the $1,000 per square-foot range with expansive outdoor space, your dream home just hit the market. Unit 10C at the Western Union Building (Garces Trading Company, anyone?) is a custom-designed pad by none-other-than Cecil Baker. Everything about this place is big-time, thanks in large part to the open floor plan which takes advantage of the killer views of damn near the entire city. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Made Over Home In the Italian Market Has Bathroom Balcony

Photos by Kate Devlin

Photos by Kate Devlin

We’ve been racking our brains to remember whether or not we’ve ever covered a Philadelphia home with a similar quirk, but have come up with zilch. It might be safe to say, then, that this is a first on Property: this trinity home on a sliver of Darien Street has a bathroom balcony.

Though maybe not a balcony balcony as much as it’s one of those tiny French balconies with little to no room for sitting and lounging. Still, it is a fairly unique trinity, one that’s been fully renovated and expanded. The private passageway leading to its entrance is newly designed, and the home itself was rebuilt by carpenters. Plus, in addition to having three floors of living space, the lower-level has been finished and has an access window/door and  full bathroom–potential third bedroom? Office maybe?

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Seven Acre Birdsboro Farmhouse Featured in The New York Times

Here's the farmhouse in Birdsboro | Images by TREND via Century 21 Gold/Lisa Tiger Homes

Here’s the farmhouse in Birdsboro | Images by TREND via Century 21 Gold/Lisa Tiger Homes

One of our favorite national real estate columns is the “What You Get” piece from The New York Times. It gives you a great look into the different types to properties you can get in various parts of the country for X amount of money. Not that we’re leaving Philly, but it’s fun to look–especially the when the home is a spaceship-y home in Seattle designed by Kenneth Koehler. The Times‘ most recent feature happened to have some local flair, as it featured a seven acre farmhouse property in Birdsboro for $895,000.

The homestead in Birdsboro is just as special for far different reasons. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Custom-Crafted Radnor Manse with Tiered Movie Room

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne

Set on a single acre property near Radnor Township, this Semerjian Builders-crafted home is marked with several notable features, the first of which we must mention is the two-story center hall. It’s a gorgeous room, boasting a wood barrel coffer ceiling, Herringbone floors made of Brazilian Cherry wood and an inlayed floor medallion.

And that’s only the beginning. As the listing notes, the impressive European manor-inspired residence offers over 10,000 square feet of space and has a whole-house sound system. “Intricate” crown moldings and ceiling medallions are throughout, while high-end light fixtures are at every turn. Entertainment amenities can be found both indoors and outdoors, the latter consisting of the nearby Radnor Township Walking Trail and downtown Wayne.

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