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There’s little we can say about Delancey Place homes that hasn’t been said already: they’re spacious, historic, gorgeous and always on the pricey-end of the market. Even if the house in question is for rent. That being said, the practical voice in our head has no problem hushing up for a moment to allow us to enjoy these specimens of beauty in all their grandeur.
Today, we’ve spotted a good one: 1832 Delancey. It was listed on the market earlier this year for a little over $3.8 million, but as of late has been reduced to $3.195 million. (Still quite steep for our wallets, but hey, it’s something.) Boasting restored original details and contemporary renovation work, the home is a city jewel. Features include a family room library, 750-plus bottle, climate-controlled wine room, two-car heated garage, and a walk-out terrace between the second and third floors. It also has a grilling area and small deck off the kitchen.
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We’ve covered a wide array of homes on Delancey Street. This kitschy-cool abode at 521 Delancey is a little different than, say, the majestic, curved beauty on the 1800 block.
Some of the decor may be a little dated, like the kitchen cabinets, but for some reason the whole thing just works. The living room features wonderful pine floors, a fireplace and delightful exposed brick wall that speaks to the historic charm of the home.
A major highlight of the home is the 2-story greenhouse window that overlooks the rear garden. It really brings the outside in, and washes the earthy elements of the kitchen in natural light.
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It’s a bold statement, but this might just be the the pinnacle of highbrow listings on Delancey Street. Hear us out.
First and foremost, look at it. Architecturally speaking, this might be the most unique property on a block chock-full of gorgeous and historic homes. The curved brick facade quite literally stands out from the rest, and that’s without even mentioning its dramatic center hall entry (the only one on the block) and iron balcony. It also dates back to circa 1861, so we’ve got a true timeless classic on our hands. Read more »
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Rental on Delancey? You’d better believe it. Moreover, this actually isn’t the first time we’ve spotted a rental on Philly’s vaunted million-dollar street. Just this past October, 2210 Delancey was looking for tenants who could shell out $4,700/month. Now, the property at 2109 Delancey is looking for occupants, too. The leasing price? $8,500/month.
So what exactly does one get for $8.5k each full moon? To begin, there are those lionized historical details that many of us can appreciate in a 19th-century Philadelphia home. Original hand-carved mantels, transoms, and triple crown molding are among these features, coupled with built-ins, arches and columns, and hardwood flooring with mahogany inlay.
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We’re back in Society Hill this week with a gorgeous historical home on one of the city’s premier streets: 233 Delancey. The home was built between 1800 and 1810 as the residence to Joseph Wetherill and is one of the finest examples of the Federal style in all of Philadelphia. Don’t believe us? Well, it’s registered, pal. It’s even got a four-picture slideshow in the Library of Congress.
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Hand-crafted finishes, six original fireplaces…you wouldn’t know it because, as far as we can tell, the folks over at Lily Development seem to have done a mighty fine job restoring this magnificent residence to its original grandeur, but the property–a Second Empire construction built by Frank Furness protégés–actually had a forty-year stint as an apartment building!
Its must-sees include a spiral walnut staircase with skylight, four-passenger elevator that makes stops on all of its floors, and a 900-square-foot roof terrace over the 3-car heated garage. It’s also within walking distance to Fitler Square and boasts an exquisite kitchen that we deemed one of the best for Thanksgiving in Center City about a year ago.
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Those of you in the market for a townhome on one of Philly’s most coveted blocks are in for a real treat. 1813 Delancey Place is back on the market.
You may recall that we featured it way back in August of 2013. At the time, it was going for $2.8 million. It’s steadily decreased its asking price over the 18 months or so its been on the market, holding steady at the current price of $2.495 million for almost exactly a year.
The home itself is incredible, boasting rarely-seen faux Parquet de Versailles flooring, a wood burning fireplace and a roof deck with some stellar views. Read more »
Photos by Valerie Buller of Rough Coat Photography
If there was ever a time to shamelessly plug our new Photo of the Week feature, it would probably be now.
Not to diminish the beautiful work of Valerie Buller, founder of Rough Coat Photography, but it goes without saying that her photos of this Federal townhouse certainly have an intimate atmospheric quality iPhone patrons might appreciate and use as inspiration for their #phillyscape pics on Instagram and Twitter. (And check out that blue #phillyhomeportrait-friendly front door!)
Of course, that should come as no surprise given that Buller can call 241 Delancey her childhood home. (No exaggeration, she was born at CHOP and grew up in the Society Hill home that’s now listed for over $1.47 million.)
“It was a portrait session with the house,” the photographer tells us of the shoot, which, using her Nikon D7100, Buller says she approached from an angle of love. The house “is very much a member of the family,” she adds.
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Had we not seen the exterior shot, there was no way we would have guessed it was the corner residential gem at 18th and Delancey. In fact, the only traces of its older interior that we spotted were a marble fireplace in the living room and an antique lion’s head marble fireplace in the master suite. Otherwise, it’s a totally rehabbed house–with a 6-stop elevator–at Delancey Place.
An open floor plan, oversized windows, chef’s kitchen, and raised dining area make up the entire first level, which is entered through wrought iron lattice trimmed vestibule doors. The kitchen comes with glass doors, undermount lighting, Cesarstone counters, and stainless steel appliances by Wolf, SubZero, and Miele. A breakfast bar and side pantry are also here.
Up on the second level, the master suite enjoys a bay window sitting area, his & her closets, a private laundry center, and access to a private deck. It has a gorgeous five-piece marble bathroom with a Maax Optik soaking tub. This room isn’t the only laundry center though: the third floor, which contains two large bedrooms, each with their own ensuite bath, also has one. Finally, the fourth floor. This level is home to the bar and entertainment area, and comes with a skylight and oversized plate glass doors looking out to a roof deck. The basement has a wet bar as well.
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Photo: Drew Callaghan
Steve Burke, the “still handsome” former COO of Comcast and now CEO of NBC Universal, has finally sold his exquisite home at 1817 Delancey Street — or it’s under contract, at any rate.
Burke bought the six-bedroom townhome with elevator and two-car garage in 2010 for $5.85 million from Acorn Development, which had purchased the home in 2004 for $2.45 million, renovated it, and listed it for $6.6 million. When he decided to put the home up for sale in 2013, the first asking price was $5.6 million, but that was reduced to $5.2 million and then $4.75 million.
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