Trinity Tuesday: Cozy Comfort in Washington Square West for $358.5K

413 S. Iseminger St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

It’s time to fire up your grill and get cooking! Lucky for you, this new listing may be the perfect spot for you to get into the swing of summertime.

The charming pad is situated on a picturesque, tree-lined block in the heart of Washington Square West. The brick exterior and red door exude historic appeal. Enter the home and enjoy the light and airy aura in the living room, freshly painted walls and new windows. Refinished hardwood floors and a fireplace (which, sadly, does not work) occupy the space. The kitchen boasts updated appliances and sufficient square footage for an eat-in area.

Then, follow the traditional box winder staircase up to the second floor. This level holds two bedrooms and a bathroom. Venture up to the third level where you can find an additional half floor. This space can be adapted for a bedroom, play room or den–whatever suits your needs.

The trinity features a full basement with plenty of storage, a washer and dryer. The element that gives the space extra appeal is definitely the back patio. The courtyard is fitting for a grill and seating area–perfect for entertaining during the warm and toasty summer months. Plus, it’s connected to the kitchen for easy access.

Located in the McCall School catchment, this trinity is mere steps away from Jefferson Hospital, great restaurants, Antique Row, Seger Park and various supermarkets like Acme and Whole Foods.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 816

SALE PRICE: $358,500



413 S. Iseminger St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Travis Rogers | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

What $500K Will Buy You in Radnor

320 Harbison Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Are you looking to avoid breaking the bank but only want to look at listings with a Main Line mailing address? We found three options at around $500K in Radnor Township’s Wayne section that might be the best thing for your budget and for your brood. After all, great schools, safe streets, charming neighborhoods and tell-tale Main Line history make for compelling pros when house hunting. But when you throw in a median home value of $690,800, you may get skeptical about settling down in Radnor. Luckily, we’ve made the search simple and placed some reasonable, historic and superbly suburban homes below. They’re all uniquely distinct without losing the charm and historic flair native to the Main Line. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: The Ultimate Sanctuary in Malvern for $2.75M

25 Mountain Laurel Rd., Malvern, Pa. 19355 | Photos © SASbecker Photography via Dana Zdancewicz, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

“What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from.

“We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, unremembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning.”

—T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

It may be the end of the beginning for the owners of “The End of the Beginning,” but fortunately for you, they are giving you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to write the beginning of Chapter Two.

If you choose to take them up on the offer, you will assume stewardship — “ownership” isn’t quite the right term — of a truly unique ensemble of buildings that will make you feel better for living in them and sharing their bounty with your family, friends and guests.

For this estate, whose name is taken from the T.S. Eliot passage above, represents the marriage of an architect with a unique design philosophy and owners with an appreciation for both nature and art. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Outdoor Oasis in Villanova for $849K

1214 Valley Rd., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

This home may look like one of those traditional, gracious Main Line Colonials that are a dime a dozen in Villanova. But looks can be deceiving, and few Main Line Colonials pull off the magic tricks this one does so beautifully.

Perhaps the first sign that you’re in for a completely different experience is upon entering the forecourt through the estate fence that surrounds the 1.69-acre grounds. Sure, there’s a beautifully manicured courtyard with a fountain, but if you look to your left and right, you’ll notice that the usual back yard amenities are right up front: a brick patio with pergola that makes a great outdoor living room on the left and a swimming pool on the right. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Roxborough

309 Dupont St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Searching for suburbia in the city limits? Roxborough has you covered.

Known for its safe streets and low poverty rates, the neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia is a thriving and close-knit community. Although conveniently situated just up the hill from Manayunk and close to the Wissahickon Valley, Roxborough has a unique residential charm. But with easy accessibility to the SEPTA Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line and several bus routes, you can easily venture into Center City, eat at top restaurants and locate great shopping. (Shops that cater to your everyday needs abound on “the Ridge” — Ridge Avenue, the neighborhood’s main drag.)  Since the median home value in Roxborough stands at $216,200, $500K gets you the latest and greatest in new and recently built homes with plenty of space (especially the third option!).If you’re a city lover seeking to settle down, read on— your future home may be below. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Real Showcase Home in Society Hill for $2.5M

138 S. Front St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Ever wanted to live in a real designer showcase home?

If you have, we’ve got one for you this week.

This home on Front Street in Society Hill, the end unit in U.S. Construction’s Adagio development, was Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2016, and it’s now on the market.

The photo above and those in the gallery below show what some of the region’s best designers did with this spectacular space. This time, however, you get to be the designer. Read more »

Neighborly in Narberth for $659K

5 Langdon Ln., Narberth, Pa. 19072 | Photos: John Badalamenti via Julie O’Malley, BHHS Fox & Roach

If there’s one word that could be said to describe Narberth better than any other, it’s “neighborly.” Residents adore its small-town feel and down-home charm.

And in a town that’s full of down-home charm, there are few homes that get down more than this handsome stone Colonial on a cul-de-sac in the borough’s northern reaches.

If you go to tour the place in person, chances are you may not even make it past the front porch, as you’ll be sorely tempted to just have the agent go pour you a tall glass of iced tea or make your favorite cocktail and then just sit there with you in the coolness of your outdoor front room. Read more »

Main Line Monday: An All-New Château in Villanova for $1.57M

505 Thistlegreen Ct., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Traveling is overrated. Well, not really. But when you live in a brand-new home that looks like it was imported from the south of France, you might sate a lot of your wanderlust.

Architect Frederick L. Bissinger has successfully laid the framework for a mini-European village near the heart of Villanova, tucked behind the university campus. The six units in this development all combine up-to-the-minute glamor on the inside with Old World charm on the outside. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Point Breeze

1423 S. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND image via Keller Williams Realty

If “love is a battlefield,” as Pat Benatar once sang, then there’s a lot of love flowing through Point Breeze, the South Philly neighborhood that has served for a decade plus as the poster child for gentrification and its discontents. On the one hand, the neighborhood boasts a growing number of great places to dine, shop and socialize, and the neighbors are friendly — well, the overwhelming majority of them, anyway. On the other, there are people out there who, it appears, are very upset about all this change. Actually, it seems the bulk of their ire is directed at one particular change agent, for all of the other new homes in Point Breeze, like this week’s three featured homes, have been built and occupied without incident.

But if the recent news leaves you feeling jittery, the following facts may soothe your worries about purchasing in Point Breeze. According to Zillow, Point Breeze has seen a 20.2 percent rise in home values over the past year and there is a projected 6.1 percent hike in prices for 2017. Redfin also predicts Point Breeze will be one of the hottest Philly neighborhoods for 2017. If you ask us, now seems like the right time to buy. As the meidan listing price for homes in Point Breeze is $255,000, a $500K budget will secure more than a comfortable space — and we’ve listed three great options below. So, ask yourself: are you ready to pounce on a new pad? Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: An Imaginative Carriage Home in Fitler Square for $1.91M

2321-23 Naudain St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

If color speaks louder than words, then these walls are screaming, “Buy me!”

Recently renovated, this overwhelmingly customized home situated on a Fitler Square corner exudes a unique and modern flair. Funky wallpaper, bold colors and top-notch amenities are riddled throughout the space, making this townhouse truly like no other.

With convenience and comfort in mind, the home’s kitchen harbors not only top-of-the-line appliances like a 48” Capital range, Viking ventilation hood, Sub-Zero panel refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher, but it also provides ample seating options. Featuring an island with chairs and an attached living room rounded out with a sofa, table and Bower & Wilkins ceiling speakers, the open space is a prime location for a dinner party. Read more »

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