Can you spot the entrance to the hidden passageway? | Photos: PLUSH Image Corporation
A funny thing happened when we found Muhammad Ali’s Tuscan-style villa in Cherry Hill was on the market: We also spotted this incredible home around the corner that comes with, of all things, an amazing library with a hidden passageway.
Are you a bookworm who simply loves a good mystery? Walk this way, friends.
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Poolside at Muhammad Ali’s former home. | Trend image via Keller Williams
Are you ready to shake up the world? Muhammad Ali‘s former enclave in Cherry Hill is on the market, and it sure puts on a show.
The home was built in 1965, a year after Ali’s classic bout with Sonny Liston, and comes all of the flash you might expect from the man formerly dubbed as the “Louisville Lip.”
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Designing a home to meet your particular vision must be kind of fun, don’t you think? In the case of this South Jersey residence, it seems whoever had a say in its look was at least partially influenced by the modern aesthetics of the seventies (indeed, agent Kathleen McNamara tells us it was built circa 1978) and the light-friendly appeal of hotel suites.
Oh, did we mention it has swimming pool and deck with lounge space?
Located on a one-acre lot in Cherry Hill’s Wilderness Acres neighborhood, the John J. Olivieri-designed home features oak flooring, two functioning fireplaces (one gas; one wood), and walls of windows throughout. A two-story foyer awaits near the entrance and the kitchen, festooned with cherry cabinets and granite counters, opens to a two-story dining area with windows overlooking the pool area.
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As I’ve written before, it’s mighty tough to find stylish workout gear. Enter Lululemon, the brand that, for better or worse, catapulted the yoga pant into the style stratosphere and our everyday wardrobe rotation. And now? They’re coming to Cherry Hill.
The high-end athletic-wear store opens a Cherry Hill Mall location on Friday at 10am, followed by a weekend of celebrations, including a free yoga class. Be Well Philly has all the details; head here to find the best day to visit.
Good news for all of you Honeygrow addicts out there – Honeygrow’s new Cherry Hill location opened today. The new location is at 1588 Kings Highway North in the Ellisburg shopping center.
The Philadelphia-based stir fry and salad chain is expanding throughout the tri-state area, with a Hoboken location opening up this summer and a location in Newark, Delaware opening at some point.
These three new spots join the already three established Honeygrow locations in Radnor, Bala Cynwyd and their original storefront in Center City. So it looks like the Honeygrow obsession will only continue to spread.
For Kate Galvez, PB3 has been more than a decade in the making. The idea of a multifaceted, holistic wellness center began as a thesis project back in 2004, when she studied interior architecture and design in college. She envisioned an all-in-one facility that incorporated yoga, meditation, fitness classes and more.
“It became a dream of mine to have a spa of my own,” she says.
After college, Galvez worked at a Philly architecture firm but became active in the local fitness community. Three years ago, she began working on a business plan that would bring her 2004 thesis to life. The result: PB3 — it stands for “Pure Body, Pure Bliss, Pure Balance” — which is set to open in Cherry Hill on April 11th. Read more »
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Moving out of this Italian-inspired estate in the Hunt Tract section of Cherry Hill is a little bittersweet for Riccardo Longo. His new restaurant/gelato and coffee bar, Gran Caffe L’Aquila at 1716 Chestnut Street, opened at the beginning of the year and Longo is looking to get back into the city. “Philadelphia was the first city I lived in when I emigrated to America as a child,” said Longo in an email. “Those early memories of South Philadelphia are very special. With my dream project now in Rittenhouse Square, the timing feels right to move back to the city that I love.”
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Starting in late-April the Philly Art Center will open a third location in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.
Located at 1721 Springdale Road in the new JFed Annex building, the new digs will feature “open studios with stainless steel art sinks, work space for miles, natural light streaming through oversized windows and Philly Art Center’s vibrant trademark colors. The open architecture will invite all to be inspired and allow parents to observe as their kids engage in the creative process.”
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Here’s your chance, people. A bona fide piece of architectural history has just hit the market.
Louis Kahn may have designed around two dozen houses in his day (Oh, and this and this and this), but only nine of these modern residences were ever built. While plaudits abound for The Esherick House or The Korman House, it’s The Clever House in Cherry Hill that’s available and could make for one hell of a restoration project. Being sold in “As-Is” condition, the house located at 417 Sherry Way in Cherry Hill is 1,694 square-feet of pure experimental modern that gives a new definition to cathedral ceilings.
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Cherry Hill Police today announced a drug bust where police seized 250 pounds of marijuana from a truck and a storage unit.
Police said narc cops uncovered suspicious deliveries to a storage unit in the town and proceeded to perform surveillance. Cops stopped Nelson Anderson after they observed him transferring boxes from the unit to his car. They called in the K-9 unit Mika (above, in one of the most ridiculous drug bust photo ops of all time), who returned a positive for drugs.
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