Category: For Sale/Rent

Chester Springs Home for Sale with Extra Space for Entertainment

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SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Chester Springs Home for Sale Here’s your chance to live in a custom-built home in Chester Springs—perfect for an entertainment junkie. The homes “entertainment wing,” has top-of-the-line sound and media systems and an extravagant glass bar. Making it easy to entertain is a 500-bottle wine room with tasting bar, which is located next [...]

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Rittenhouse Square Law Offices: “The Office” Meets “Mad Men” But Less Funny

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Imagine Scranton, Pa., on Rittenhouse Square. Plop the office of The Office behind a 4-story historical facade. Quarantine paper execs in single offices with depressing furniture that looks to have come from a shuttered Red Rose Inn. Wait a few seasons, and set Mad Men in there, and have Don crush a cigarette out on the sofa arm in a fit of melancholy. That’s kind of the feeling you get from the decor of this former law office, as Estately blogger Ryan Nickum pointed out in an email.

But forget the decor. As an investment, it’s a solid bet. There are eight office suites in a location that could fetch a good price for commercial space. There’s also an (occupied) apartment on the top floor that gets rented out; it has a roof deck, and given the location surely generates significant income.

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Weekend Open Houses

Take advantage of the great weather, and check out these upcoming weekend open houses in the Philadelphia region. 1615-17 Spruce St., #100 Philadelphia, PA Open house: June 16 1:30-2:30 p.m. Three-bedroom home in Rittenhouse with upgraded kitchen Price: $1,790,000 Bed: 3 Bath: 2.1 3,300 sq. ft. 237 S. 18th St., 3CD, Philadelphia Open House: June [...]

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Paging Stephen Starr: Great Restaurant Space Up for Grabs on Independence Mall

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You may have read by now that the Dow Chemical Company is putting its historic–yes, historic; it’s listed on the National Register–office building on Independence Mall up for sale once again.

Rohm and Haas built the building in 1965 as its headquarters, and the building designed by Pietro Belluschi and George M. Ewing Co. (now EwingCole) is considered a Modernist masterpiece.

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Italianate Montco Home Gets a Wee Price Cut

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The lovely Italianate home in Mainland, PA, profiled here before has gone from $479,900 to $469,900. It is a lovely home–but perhaps changing the wallpaper and ripping up the carpeting are perceived extra costs that make buyers nervous?

Whatever the reason, a good deal on a five-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath home just got better.

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Historic Farmhouse and Bank Barn

What’s the perfect gift for a history-loving dads? What about a 300-plus-year old historic farmhouse and bank barn? The farmhouse has been renovated while preserving some of the home’s original charms, including forged iron hardware, Beacon Hill lavender glass, bull shot glass, birds eye maple staircase and more. Dads will also love the wine cellar [...]

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US Open Last-Minute Rentals: There’s Still Time

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So Tiger will not drown in some kind of Biblical flood after all, despite the most sophisticated meteorological forecasts that suggested he might. The game will go on, and for those who want to see the players as they proceed along this notoriously difficult course–especially holes 14 to 18–there may be some last-minute weekend rentals within a manageable price range.

Below are some rentals we’ve spotted on airbnb that would make some sense. They’re listed as available for this weekend, but of course, there’s no guarantee.

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Three Most Expensive Rittenhouse Square Sales This Week, Including Cary Borish’s Condo

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The most expensive Rittenhouse home that sold this week was at 10 Rittenhouse. It’s a 3,700-square-foot, three-bedroom unit with a den and four-and-a-half bathrooms, plus all the things we’ve come to expect from the building: the superb kitchen appliances, the amenities (indoor pool, fitness club, chauffeured Mercedes, 24-hour doorman, etc.) Garage parking seems pricey at $50,000 per year, but whoever paid $3.55 million for the unit may well be able to afford it. The buyer’s agent was Marianne Harris of Dranoff Properties.

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Expert Real Estate Insight on New Castle and Delaware Counties

Expert Real Estate Insight: Rebecca Barton Industry vet Rebecca Barton has 10 years experience in the real estate business, helping buyers and sellers in both New Castle County, Del., and Delaware and Chester counties in Pennsylvania. We had the chance to talk with her about the markets in those areas and tips for buying and selling [...]

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Historical Georgian Mansion in Wenonah for Sale

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SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Georgian Mansion in Wenonah, NJ Own a piece of the past with this gorgeous Georgian mansion in Wenonah that’s on the Historical Registry. The residence features 10-foot ceilings, original Mahogany mill work, stained glass windows and lovely hardwood floors. The home opens to a grand entrance, with formal living room, dining room and [...]

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