821 N. 24th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19130 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
The front door to this newly listed grand dame, with its mahogany and elaborate stained-glass windows, tells you you’re about to enter a 19th-century gem.
So does the mirror over the living-room fireplace.
But that fireplace doesn’t work. Nor does the one in the dining room.
Instead, there’s an ultra-modern double-sided Spark fireplace located between the two rooms.
Welcome to 821 N. 24th St., where the 19th and 21st centuries coexist in the same rooms. Read more »
1639 Addison St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
As someone who considers herself a fan of the neutral palette, I have to say that most of the time, I’m adverse to any sort of bright colors, particularly in my home. However, this little trinity wears those random splashes of color perfectly. Not only does the color liven up the home from the otherwise muted color palette of monochromatic accents, hardwood floors and white walls, but it sets it apart from any other trinity we’ve seen before. Besides, there’s nothing like a bright blue wall that makes you feel anything but.
Walking into this home is like entering the beginning of a rainbow. You’ll not only take notice of the bright blue accent wall, but also of the beautiful hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout the living room of your home. Nice floor-to-ceiling bookshelves also compliment the room, and a front-facing window allows you to people-watch from your couch. Read more »
1538 S. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
The two-story row house is passé, says the conventional wisdom. It’s too small for modern living, and you can’t equip it with the features today’s buyers want.
This postmodern two-story row home in Point Breeze, a complete rebuild of a home built in 1917, demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is wrong. It plays well with its more traditional neighbors while making a new, bold statement all its own.
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1630 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19145 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
“Now this is a brownstone Carrie Bradshaw would die for,” was the first thought that popped into my mind after peeking through pictures of 1630 S. Broad St. Combining classic old-school Victorian character with the latest New Age design trends and a closet big enough to fit a lifetime’s worth of fabulous shoes into, this East Point Breeze brownstone has me clicking my heels, because there is truly no place like (this) home.
A stylish wrought-iron fence surrounds the entryway into this classic home, leading up to and through the front door, into the foyer. And from the moment you step through the foyer and into the entrance hall, it should be evident that the designer who once owned and updated this home didn’t miss a single detail when it came to dressing this house to impress. Its elegant crown moldings, hardwood floors with inlays, tall ceilings and extra-large windows all harken back to a bygone era of elegance, while its more modern features add a dash of urban sophistication. Read more »
667 Lower State Rd., North Wales, Pa. 19454 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
Around Bucks County, William Penn ranks up there with George Washington as the man who has a connection to everyone’s homes. But in Penn’s case, it’s not because he slept in them. Instead, it’s because he deeded the land they sit on.
This handsome home’s in the Montgomery County borough of North Wales rather than in Bucks, but it too claims a William Penn lineage via deed.
Built in 1738, this farmhouse situated on 11.38 lush acres is proof of true American craftsmanship. While it retains all its historic charm and many of its original features, it has been updated to fit modern lifestyles such as yours. Read more »
1100 Vine St. #506, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
Want to wake up to the rising sun?
Love good food but don’t want to cook all the time?
Are you the type that wants to be in the center of it all, but also enjoys getting out of town?
Have we got a condo for you.
This light-filled unit is part of a 194-unit high-rise condo on Chinatown’s western fringe. Both it and the building have a number of nice amenities that make it a great place to live, not the least of which is its location, which we will get to shortly. Read more »
830 Buck Lane, Haverford, Pa. 19041 |TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred – Wayne
Somewhere out there is a website that explains to the layman why McMansions are so hideous. The reasons why have to do with classic principles of traditional architectural design, such as balance, symmetry and proportionality.
Today’s builders would do well to study this week’s featured home as an example of how to build for the ages as well as the right now, for this 116-year-old Colonial Revival home near Haverford College both shows what a truly picturesque traditional home looks like and shows how you can keep a classic up to date with changing times and tastes.
In contrast to many Main Line Colonials, this home has an informal layout that made it easy to expand and adapt its interior space. The evolution of the home is more evident in the rear elevation, where one can see the additions that enlarged the size of one third-floor bedroom and added the sunny family room that’s attached to the updated kitchen. Read more »
701 Driftwood Ln., Downingtown, Pa. 19335 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
Not every young family wants the city life. Those who prefer something a little more tranquil and a lot more green should read on, as they will be richly rewarded for doing so.
The reward comes in the form of this spacious townhome in a lush subdivision outside Downingtown called Marsh Harbor, about a half mile from Marsh Creek State Park and its beautiful reservoir. This home offers plenty of space in an attractive package — a former model home designed by Ann Capron that combines the best elements of modern and traditional design. Read more »
1132 Webster St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
Usually, you can count on a trinity to have one or two bedrooms, one bathroom — and maybe a half bath if you’re lucky — and less than 1,000 square feet of interior space.
This expanded trinity has none of these things. Instead, this Bella Vista beauty has three (that’s right, three!) bedrooms, two full baths, and a whopping 1,344 square feet of space inside.
It’s also been polished to a high gloss thanks to a top-to-bottom renovation two years ago.
You’ll notice the difference the moment you walk in the front door and see both the extended stairway to the second floor and the high first-floor ceiling. The owner even installed a chandelier in the eat-in kitchen to add a dash of elegance to the open plan main floor. Read more »
3810 Lauriston St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
It’s not every day that you’ll run into a home in the city so well-maintained and affordable–it’s totally updated and priced under $220,000.
The least a first time homeowner could ask for are somewhat spacious quarters and modern appliances. This charming home checks those boxes off and does more–with fresh updates like new hardwood flooring, replaced windows, roof and carpeting, it’s a new homeowner’s dream. Read more »