Spotted on East Passyunk: The Avid Organizer’s Ideal Abode?

TREND images via Redfin

TREND images via Redfin

In the spirit of spring cleaning, which Shoppist has so generously helped us tackle, we present you this organizer-friendly South Philly house. Per the listing, the second-level bedroom has built-in storage taking up an entire wall, while the master bedroom boasts another whole wall built-in closet and walk-in closet. Additional storage space and a home office can be found in the finished basement. Guess keeping things from disarray should be easier now, huh?

Other features of note include swing doors with bamboo inset, two wood fireplaces, mid century chandeliers and light fixtures, a solar powered water heater, trellis patio, and a kitchen overlooking the open elevated dining room. It also has a newly installed A/C unit and there’s access to the roof from the family room.

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Main Line Monday: “Mistwood”

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

Sound a bit like it’s the next tween obsession, doesn’t it? Fortunately in this case, Mistwood is more of an all-ages real estate infatuation than a 13-year-old’s fantasy fixation.

Situated on eleven acres of Radnor Hunt, the property claims an Ann Capron-designed stone & stucco colonial with 4-car heated garage (no chilly walks to the car!), a separate two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment, and a detached 3-car garage/workshop. Still unimpressed? In addition to those structures, the estate holds a bank barn, lighted tennis court, indoor-outdoor pool with stone terrace, koi pond, a stocked pond with dock, and a waterfall and meandering stream. (Okay so maybe it does have a touch of the fantastical.)

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City House of the Week: Society Hill Home Has Grandfathered in 360-degree Roof Deck

Photos by Mike Mackintosh; Joe Staehly, Home Jab via TREND,Re/Max

While it might not feel like it, we promise that warmer weather is right around the corner. What’s the first thing you do when the Mercury rises? You get the hell outside! That’s especially true when your home flaunts three outdoor spaces. One of those is a 360-degree roof deck and Re/Max agent Liz Lutz says that it’s one of the only ones on the block. Even better, it’s grandfathered in, so no one else on the block is getting one of these celestial spaces that offers great views of the city and holiday fireworks. Lutz envisions Ben Franklin strolling by the front windows as he takes in the scene around the romantic cobblestone street. Read more »

Just Listed: Connor Barwin’s Super-Cool Rittenhouse Condo

Left: Jeff Fusco | Right: BHHS Fox   Roach, Center City Walnut

Left: Jeff Fusco | Listing Images by OBEO Photographers via TREND/BHHS Fox & Roach, Center City Walnut

Connor Barwin, everyone’s favorite world-changing, bike-riding, Jane Jacobs-quoting member of the Philadelphia Eagles, just listed his super-cool condo in Rittenhouse for $1.25 million. Don’t freak out, Eagles fans. We know the past few weeks have been wild and crazy, but Barwin’s not going anywhere, except for some new digs of course.

As you know, Barwin’s style skews towards a hipstery/millennial/guy-with-great-hair kind of vibe, and it certainly shows in his home (note the Miles Davis poster and eclectic furniture). Read more »

Farmhouse Friday: Stone Beauty in Buckingham Township

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Wow. We’ve spotted yet another 18th-century property that’s been saved from ruin.

According to its listing, this one was historically restored by the current owner who happens to be an architect. Originally built in 1752 and with an 1850 addition, the process took, understandably, over five years to complete! Unfortunately, the original stone dairy barn is no longer there, but here are a few things the the 5-acre residence offers that has us going ga-ga over it:

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Spotted in Bucks County: Restored Estate Overlooking Delaware Canal

TREND photos via Listhub

TREND photos via Listhub

Not to be outdone by this 200-year-old Gladwyne residence, the Kirkbride Estate in Yardley also boasts a long history: it’s been around since 1790! Today, the home is one of those beautifully updated abodes that have, per the listing, had the fortune of getting their antique appointments restored.

Details include newly refinished wide-plank wood floors, millwork, and a custom gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters and bead-board backsplash. High-end appliances and a center island with a cooktop can also be found here, as well as an eat-in area with French doors opening out to a wrought iron balcony, Outside, stone outbuildings are situated on the property.

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On the Market: Historic Gladwyne Home Could Be 300 Years Old

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Rosemont

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Rosemont

We’ll get to its interior details in a second, but first, we just gotta say: What a find!

Located near the Bridlewild Trails, this updated home dates back over 200 years–possibly even 300 years if some Gladwyne historian out there can help us out: the original structure was built in 1710, but it’s not certain if it was integrated into the home like the 1813, 1926, and 1956 additions. According to listing agent Carol Ogelsby, if the 18th-century former single-room tenant farmer house was preserved, it’s likely it is now the parlor. But again, take that with a grain of salt.

Speaking of the parlor, it has a grand staircase and working fireplace, one of six in the home (including the bedrooms). Ogelsby tells us five of these are gas fireplaces, while one is wood. Throughout the house you’ll be met with random-width wood floors, millwork, and deep-silled windows. A corridor room with French doors leads out to a glassed-in porch and right off the dining room is a beamed china room that’s used as a breakfast room to the modernized kitchen, which is said to once been a summer kitchen.

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Brick Turn-key Townhouse in Society Hill

Photos by Bari Riley | Courtesy of Mary Genovese Colvin of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

Photos by Bari Riley | Courtesy of Mary Genovese Colvin of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

If you liked last month’s Naudain Street home for its proximity to Headhouse Square and nearby museums and restaurants, but weren’t too keen on its contemporary style, maybe this brick townhouse at Blackwell Place will be more up your alley.

Situated in Society Hill’s historic district, 2 Blackwell Place is in the middle of a tree-lined court. According to the listing website, it’s almost a century old but has been newly renovated and has both east and west exposures for tons of natural light. There’s a private landscaped patio, modern floor plan, and–in addition to having three floors–a finished basement that’s viable as a gym or media room.

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Spotted Off Avenue of the Arts: Roommate-Friendly Condo on Lombard

TREND photos via Redfin

TREND photos via Redfin

While it would certainly work for a couple, this bi-level condo with a bedroom on each floor seems better suited to roommates who wish to preserve their respective privacy.

To begin, the main floor contains the granite topped eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a contemporary design. Of the two bedrooms, our favorite is on this floor, and we suggest you call dibs on it if you go the roommate route: its bathroom is the more sumptuous of the two!

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Fitler Square Home Right Next to Schuylkill River Park

TREND photos via Redfin

TREND photos via Redfin

In addition to being in a sweet spot, this Fitler Square rowhome offers over 1,200 square feet of space and has three bedrooms. The middle of these is currently open to the hallway, so it’s used as an office rather than a place to snooze. (Although you could do that, we’d suggest you avoid screens of any kind before catching some Zzs!)  A breakfast solarium and updated kitchen are also included, the latter boasting exposed wood beams and wood cabinetry.

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