Philadelphia is a quintessentially American city. We have the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and the Betsy Ross House. Even more important, we have some of the best pies in the country — and there is nothing more American than pie. Here are six of the best places in Philly to get a slice.
As if it weren’t enough that it’s Friday (and no icy flakes in sight!), one of our most popular Jaw Dropper of the Week picks just got a price cut: the stone-walled, Gothic-arched, Keewaydin ballroom home is now going for $795,000!
If you missed our original post, we highly recommend you check it for a run-through of the homes’s background. (Then again, the gallery might just speak for itself!)
Aspiring and long-time business owners with a desire to run their biz from bed (ehm, not literally, of course), get your checkbook ready: a bi-level apartment with an 875-square-foot storefront on the first level is for sale on bustling Germantown Avenue.
The home has four official bedrooms (two in the main house, two in the carriage house), but a total of six sleep quarters. How so? Agent Larry DiFranco explains there are two efficiency units (think studio-ish) on the first and second levels of the main building that come with their own side entrance, as well as a bonus space with a full bathroom on the upper level. (The basement is used for storage.)
Do you know a project that was the epitome of historical preservation in Chestnut Hill last year? If so, hopefully you submitted it to the Chestnut Hill Historical Society.
This weekend, the group holds their annual meeting, during which time they will announce the winners of their Preservation Recognition Awards. Nominated projects, Chestnut Hill Local says, will be judged on whether they “preserve or protect historic resources” and if they “exemplify appropriate historic building restoration, rehabilitation, or adaptive reuse; or demonstrate good stewardship of an important building.”
This week’s ROAM menu at Chestnut Hill’s Heirloom is inspired by Louisiana. And though Louisiana is a hot state, few things are as appealing on a cold Philadelphia night than the prospect of a bowl of seafood gumbo.
ROAM is Heirloom’s exploration of regional cuisine across the United States. The next regions up include; Savannah, Mississippi Delta and The Plains. The Louisiana menu is available all week and is just $24.95 for three-courses.
Lynnewood, a three-story house resting atop 3.5 acres and vaunting the respect of the Chestnut Hill Historical Society, is now under contract. As one would imagine, the home has architectural pedigree and is the site of a scene in Stealing Home, a romantic comedy starring Jodie Foster (more on that here).
Movie trivia aside, the home boasts high casement windows, French doors, and a master suite with a porch and view of the grounds. There’s also a 5-car garage and guest apartment.
Remember last month when we told you about the new Facebook group, iRunTheHill, for Chestnut Hill-area runners? Well, the group now officially has over 300 fans, so to celebrate and bring everyone together, organizers Schuyler Nunn and Amy Martine-Carolla are putting together a free 5K fun run in the Wissahickon this weekend.
This week we’ve seen two sets of Garces alums open new restaurants. Former Garces director of operations, George Atterbury has opened El Poquito in Chestnut Hill. The Mexican restaurant takes over the Chestnut 7 property ad Atterbury has hired former JG Domestic chef de cuisine, Andrew Sabin as executive chef. El Poquito is open for dinner seven days a week. Michael Klein reports that Atterbury already has a deal in place for a second location in a new development by the Christina River in Wilmington. Check out El Poquito’s menu here.
Heirloom in Chestnut Hill is hosting a series of events highlighting different regional cuisines from across the United States. Next up is Santa Fe. Available only tomorrow, Wednesday, December 10th, the BYOB will offer a three-course menu for just $24.95.
The special dinners coincide with Chestnut Hill’s Stag & Doe Nights where local shops stay open later and refreshments, roasting chestnuts and carolers add to the holiday scenery.
Heirloom will also be exploring the cuisine of the Mississippi Delta, Savannah, Georgia, Oregon and the Borderlands.
If you had looked into acquiring this home last year, you would have found the property listed as a rental asking for $10,000 a month. The Chestnut Hill estate, after all, was designed by the illustrious George Howe, the fellow who helped designed the iconic PSFS building that adorns our skyline.
Now, the residence is up for sale. It has a gated entrance, stone driveway (which surrounds the front entrance) and 4.3 acres of greenery that backs up into Fairmount Park. Inside you’ll find a marble staircase, Palladium French doors and separate caretaker’s apartment. There’s also a pool and two-story kitchen.