For anyone who has ever fantasized about a picturesque house among nature’s finest, this five-bedroom English Cotswold may be the answer to your dreams.
Proudly displaying a stone hearth, wood-beam ceilings, and stained glass, this 1950s house has multiple fireplaces, including one with a carved mural.
This enormous house would be pretty special even without a sauna, but you have to admit, that’s certainly a distinctive feature. In addition, the home has beautiful floors, from hardwood to tile; a fireplace; a finished basement with multiple, discrete spaces; a servant’s stairway to the second floor; three full bathrooms; and more.
Most important to those who embrace Mt. Airy for its proximity to green, the home has a front yard, a side yard and a backyard–as well as a front porch and a storage shed.
It’s only a couple blocks from Germantown Avenue and a few more than that to SEPTA’s Allens Lane station. It’s convenient but technically in East Mt. Airy. If you’re someone who gets snobby about such a distinction, well, you may be missing out.
Built in 1925, this home must have been quite grand in its day, with an interior to match its exterior. These days it still cuts a grand figure but has quite a surprise to offer: Inside, it’s completely renovated, with stainless steel appliances, bamboo floors, and distinctly contemporary notes like glass vessel sinks and recessed lighting. There’s even new stucco, new electrical and new plumbing. The house is positively bathed in newness, but still fits in with the Mt. Airy aesthetic.
Photo of celebration at Final-ly Friday via Go Mt. Airy
Philadelphia is chock-full of great neighborhoods, some well-known, some up-and-coming, some waiting to be discovered, others still waiting for better days to come again.
But of all the city’s dazzling variety of neighborhoods, which one most impressed the CNN Money editors this year? Mt. Airy, the Northwest Philly neighborhood that serves as the bridge between Germantown and Chestnut Hill.
The blue-on-the-outside, purple-on-the-inside (like a gobstopper) Ingram Lounge is for sale in East Mt. Airy, and it’s being marketed as an investment opportunity with a “well-established clientele.” The bar is “ready for a new owner operator looking to start their own brand or expand an existing concept.”
May we issue a request to the new owner of this bar? PLEASE DO NOT ALTER THE INTERIOR PAINT OR TAKE DOWN THE STREAMERS.
614 W. Allens Ln. in Mt. Airy.
Moving to Mt. Airy Tucked away in northwest Philadelphia, Mt. Airy is a bit of a natural wonder in the midst of an urban jungle. The Wissahickon section of Fairmount park winds itself through the neighborhood, allowing residents and visitors to forget they’re in the city when they venture off along its trails. Mt. Airy [...]
Mirrors in Mt. Airy via the property listing.
The Illusion of Space
Sneaking home late night?
Shenanigans on the couch?
Mirror wall sees all.
Photo: Virginia C. McGuire
If you garden in Philadelphia, you’re probably a connoisseur of shade plants. We have big old trees hanging over narrow streets. We have tall row houses and looming apartment buildings that block sunlight. And many of us have small, dark backyards. It’s easy to get a hundred gorgeous shades of green packed into one garden, but the options are more limited for flowering shade plants.
You can’t go wrong with bleeding hearts and hellebores, but I have a special weakness for columbines. There are dozens of varieties, and in many cases the colors are exquisite–deep purples, pale yellows, dark reds and pearly blues. The flowers look like something from an alien landscape, and the buds look like tentacled sea creatures.
Philly has 10 City Council districts, and according to data analysis by NewsWorks, one of them leads the rest in property tax delinquencies. But it’s not necessarily the one that you’d think.
The 8th District (above), like all Council districts, is oddly shaped and includes disparate neighborhoods–everywhere from 22nd and Allegheny to Stenton and Hillcrest avenues. Represented by Cindy Bass, the 8th owes $94,151,727–the most of any of the 10 districts.
Rendering of Drexel's new URBN Center via philebrity
Here it is, your afternoon neighborhood news fix. · UCity: Drexel’s New URBN Center Has Stairways That Lead To Stairways [philebrity] · Center City: Historic Walnut Street Home Undergoing Renovations [Naked Philly] · Everywhere: 13 weird street names in and around Philadelphia [philly.com] · Mt. Airy: Lovett Park Revitalization Brings Collaboration [Philadelphia Neighborhoods] · East [...]