Main Line Monday: Access to Style in Penn Valley for $1.15M

726 Conshohocken State Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

726 Conshohocken State Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

We’re just going to come out and say it: as soon as we saw that giant two-story wall of windows in the living room, we knew we needed to feature this property for Main Line Monday. C’mon, does it get much cooler than that?

This converted stone barn is 250 years old and balances historic elements with modern updates quite nicely. It’s situated on over an acre of land too, so homeowners get to enjoy both interior and exterior delights (like an in-ground pool). Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Graduate Hospital

2148 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND image via Keller Williams Realty

2148 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND image via Keller Williams Realty

For anyone looking for land just south of Center City, we say go for it! In fact, we even recommend it, particularly the neighborhood of Graduate Hospital. G-Ho, as many call it, has exploded with new residential and commercial development over the past several years. And although the neighborhood is on the rise, it is still extremely accessible to potential homeowners – especially those of you with a budget of around $500,000.

With a median home value of around $423,400 (and a median listing price of $465,000), your budget is right on the money. Whether you find a property you love or not is up to you, but the options are definitely there if you look hard enough. We’ve even made it easier for you and picked out our top three. Check them out below and feel free to make your own judgement. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Young at Heart in Manayunk for $275K

4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

It’s not often that a trinity is this new. Rebuilt only ten years ago, it is quite certainly a baby compared to its counterparts. But don’t let its age (or lack thereof) fool you; the residence definitely gives its predecessors a run for their money.

Step through the front door and enter into the home’s modern kitchen, fit with tile countertops, designer backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. In typical Manayunk fashion, the home is situated on a hill. So, it makes sense that the sizable deck off the kitchen soars above the ground.

Back inside, descend down the spiral staircase into the lower level living room – a modern twist on the traditional trinity layout. This living area features a stone fireplace, a powder room, and yet another deck. Quite bigger than the first, though, this deck is perfect for entertaining guests during those warm summer months.

Located upstairs on the second floor are a decently sized bedroom and the home’s only full bathroom. Continue up the steps to a loft, which features a skylight and nice view, and depending on your needs, is probably the best choice for the master bedroom.

Any regular to Manayunk knows that parking after rush hour or on the weekends can be a nightmare, but you can breathe a sign of relief because this home is located on a street that has recently initiated permit parking. Add to that its prime location just minutes from the Manayunk train station and all the fun that Main Street has to offer, and you have yourself a winner.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 955

SALE PRICE: $275,000



4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Reda Akbil | BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut]

What $500K Will Buy You in Rittenhouse

130 S. 18th St. Unit 606, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

130 S. 18th St. Unit 606, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

It’s no secret that Rittenhouse is one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious neighborhoods. So when we went searching for Rittenhouse properties currently on the market that fall somewhere near the $500,000 range, we weren’t exactly sure what we’d find. Would this budget be enough to live comfortably?

Here’s what we found: while there are several nice options in the neighborhood that are on budget, most of these options are small (and not necessarily suitable for growing families). However, if you don’t need much space to live happily and only plan to live with one or two other people, these options could work and do come with some nice amenities – not to mention their close proximity to just about anywhere in Center City.  We’ll let you be the judge, though. Take a look at what we found below. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: The Thomas Sully House in Society Hill for $3.78M

530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Brace yourselves, everyone. This is a piece of Philadelphia history at its finest.

Built in 1796, this immaculate and impressively large townhome was once owned by painter Thomas Sully. Great things come in fives, apparently, as the residence has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and five outdoor spaces. It doesn’t stop there, either. The property also boasts a three-car garage, an in-law apartment, a library, a yoga room, an office, a private terrace, and a rooftop terrace.

As soon as you enter into the home’s marble vestibule and grand hallway, you’ll find yourself immersed in elegance. Continue on into the formal dining room, which features a black crystal chandelier. Off of the dining room is the living room, decorated with a gas fireplace and double French doors that open onto the private inner courtyard. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Bedecked in Bryn Mawr for $949K

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

For anyone who longs for outdoor space of your own, let’s just say this property exemplifies backyard goals. Add to that the home’s stunning interior, and you have yourself the total package.

Nestled in Bryn Mawr, this Cape Cod offers homeowners high-end comfort at a reasonable price – although most people would be wary to define almost one million dollars as “reasonable,” it is one of the most affordable homes in its immediate neighborhood.

The whole floor plan has been upgraded to suit the needs of the modern family. Read more »

A Future Parkside Loft in Callowhill for $540K

429 N. 13th St. #4G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Images via The Sivel Group

429 N. 13th St. #4G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Images via The Sivel Group

There are all sorts of nice neighborhood amenities around this fourth-floor corner loft apartment in a former garment factory in Callowhill: Great pubs and eateries a short walk away (Prohibition Taproom, Bufad Pizza…). Chinatown and the Reading Terminal Market almost at your doorstep. Broad Street and the Spring Garden subway station just around the corner. And a great view out your south-facing windows that will soon include what may be the neighborhood’s nicest amenity: the Rail Park, which will run right past this building.

And you can enjoy all this in an open, airy, flexible and sun-drenched live/work space thanks to those huge eight-foot-high south-facing windows. The 12-foot-high-ceilings add to its sense of spaciousness, and the original wood beams, cherry floors, and painted brick and pipes give it loads of funky charm. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Rustic Allure in Wayne for $1.099M

511 Montgomery Ln., Radnor, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

511 Montgomery Ln., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Some people want a house that has a lot of character. Some people want a house that has modern charm. Some people want a combination of both.

If you fall into the lattermost category, this cozy home in Radnor Township is probably your dream come true. With renovations completed in 2016, the property now boasts an extended living space, a new roof, new exterior doors, new interior trim and doors, new bathrooms, a new kitchen, new garage doors, new wood flooring, and then some. Even the curb appeal is nice. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: New Digs in Old City for $2.3M

240 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

240 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Do you dream of upscale living in Philadelphia?

If so, feast your eyes on this townhome located at 240 Arch St., one of three properties making up The Ross Luxury Townhomes.

The amenities of this home are equally outrageous and amazing. It comes with a 2-car garage, your own 6-story elevator, a wine cellar, a floating staircase, and more. We couldn’t make this up even if we tried.

The refined kitchen boasts Gaggenau appliances, under cabinet lighting, and waterfall quartz countertops. Even the bathrooms are spectacular, thanks to their heated floors, floating toilets, and stunning tile work. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Rare Gem in Rittenhouse for $330K

403 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

403 S. 17th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

If you have champagne taste on a beer-bottle budget, say hello to this completely modernized trinity in the ever-so-desirable neighborhood of Rittenhouse Square.

In traditional trinity fashion, this property rings in at a mere 700 square feet. However, what you get for that square footage is well worth it (if you can bear living modestly, that is).

The first level sports white marble floors, built-in shelving, and recessed lighting. Just off the main room is a tiny kitchen with white appliances, a stainless steel backsplash, and countertops. The second level can act as one of two things: an additional living space (office, den, entertainment area, etc.), or a second bedroom. This level is also home to the trinity’s only full bathroom. With stone-embellished walls and flooring, it’s definitely one of a kind. Read more »

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