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Musical Stairs: 3-Story Fairmount Home Owned by Philadelphia Orchestra Violinist

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The sound of music has echoed through the rooms of this lovely four-bedroom home at 23rd and Poplar. Need proof? Take a look at the numerous violins hanging on the wall, and consider the fact that the owner of the property is a first violinist for the Philadelphia Orchestra. Aside from its classical pedigree, the home shows its origins with some charming period details like the tile and stained glass in the vestibule; the built-in woodwork detailing in a bedroom; a tile fireplace surround; and some beautifully restored oak floors.

Though it is a rowhome, so much is made of the space here–just look at the French doors with the beveled glass and the wall treatments, from paint to paper. The home is elegant–and it probably sounded pretty good, too.

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Spring Garden Whole Foods Cheat Sheet and Renderings Galore

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Questions and craving for clarification have been coming in regarding the new Whole Foods that will be at 501 N. 22nd Street, which is now the address of the Best Western hotel. So here’s a handy cheat sheet people can simply return to every time they have a panic attack or wave of excitement about hemp haircare and chickpeas.

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Morning Headlines: Renderings and Details of Spring Garden Whole Foods Complex!

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Via skyscraper page member summersm343

Last November the Inquirer broke the news that a new Whole Foods would take up residence on the site of the Best Western Hotel, whose bar was eloquently memorialized (pre-death) by the Philly Post’s Simon van Zuylen-Wood. That 3 acre parcel of land had many plans before Whole Foods was even a glimmer in its developer’s eye: It was going to be the Barnes Tower, then Parkway 22, then Neal Rodin imagined 250 apartments above a 55,000-square-foot Whole Foods paradise.

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Francisville Will Get a Whole Block of Cool Postgreen Housing

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Tentative Folsom Powerhouse rendering by ISA

You might know Postgreen Homes from its first and most famous project, the LEED-certified 100K Houses, which was followed by similar houses devoted to eco-friendly specifications and modern design. There was the Passiv Haus, the Beta 2.5 house (pictured below), the 200K house, Duplexellence at 110, and so much more.
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Five Townhomes for Sale in Pretty, Walkable Fairmount

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786 N. Taney Street

Fairmount is that perfect mix–within walking distance, if you’re spry, to Center City, but also convenient to all the best freeways. Most of the homes don’t have big yards, but the outdoor mecca around the Art Museum has something for everyone, from gardens to jogging paths to creepily patriotic sculptures. We’ve picked out a few townhomes for your perusal.

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Cambridge Row: Same Neighborhood, Same Street, Which Is the Better Deal?

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The 2800 block of Cambridge Street, on the edge of Brewerytown, is quiet and narrow, lined by a combination of homes with high stone stoops and houses with wooden porches that could have been airlifted from Mt. Airy. Like the rest of that neighborhood on the rise, Cambridge is a street of contradictions, but a pretty one in a convenient location. Just a block away on Girard Avenue, new businesses like Mugshots, Rybrew and Brewerytown Beats have popped up, increasingly gentrifying the area. Perhaps the biggest indication of change in the neighborhood? The soon-to-open Shifty’s Tacos, an eatery from the crew at Honey’s Sit ’n Eat.

MM Partners is responsible for much of the development in the area, including what it’s dubbed “Cambridge Row” on the 2800 block. Addresses that will benefit from their attention, according to Philadelphia Real Estate Blog, are 2804, 2806 and 2818 Cambridge. It seems 2800 is also getting some work done by its owners.

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The Perks of Living in Philadelphia’s Fairmount Neighborhood

A view of Philadelphia's Fairmount Neighborhood from 2213 Aspen Street

A view of Philadelphia's Fairmount Neighborhood from 2213 Aspen Street

Discover Philadelphia’s Fairmount Neighborhood. Known for the hub of museums and attractions along the Ben Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia’s Fairmount neighborhood offers much more than top tourist attractions. The streets are lined with beautiful row homes, and the area attracts both families and young professionals. Fairmount has the added bonus of being a short hop (jog, [...]

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For Rent: Fairmount Penthouse With Views for Days

Views for days from Fairmount penthouse.

Views for days from Fairmount penthouse.

We all know the best part about Fairmount in the summer: the Parkway hoopla, which revs up just about every weekend. The worst part is also easy to guess: the people. This condo rental offers the best of both worlds, with stellar views of the Parkway (think: Welcome America fireworks) minus all that messy mixing with the hoi polloi.

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Yarn Bomber Exacts Revenge on Benedict Arnold at Mount Pleasant Colonial Home

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When John Adams called the Mount Pleasant House “the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania” in 1775, it is unlikely he ever imagined it being covered in yarn. But yarn-bombing artist Melissa Maddonni Haims is doing exactly that to the historic Fairmount Park estate in a project sponsored by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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