The Views at Penn Treaty has been sold to a New York developer for $7 million. | Rendering: Abitare Design Studio via Shovel Ready Projects
Shovel Ready Projects LLC has sold its latest shovel-ready project, the 19-unit Views at Penn Treaty, to New York-based developer Gotham Bedrock LLC for $7 million.
The deal was announced in a press release this morning from Shovel Ready Projects spokesperson George Polgar.
The purchase price covers the 1.5-acre strip of land just south of Penn Treaty Park on the Delaware riverfront near Marlborough Street and Delaware Avenue along with the luxury townhouse plans from Abitare Design Studio and all necessary permits for construction.
The deal makes Gotham Bedrock the first New York developer to build on the Philadelphia waterfront. Read more »
A new frozen blue creation at Stripp’d Juice | Photo via Instagram
Stripp’d Juice is launching a new coffee program with Intelligentsia Coffee, which brings a whole slew of new items to their Fishtown cafe’s menu. And you’ll be able to get your first taste of the new sips this weekend — for free!
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Photo courtesy of Henck Design
Black is always the new black, or so we thought. Earth-tone enthusiasts, we were shocked to fall head-over-heels for these fresh and funky finishes. Goodbye black; hello blue! Bright and bold looks like the way to go.
Personality is all over this pad. This room comes to life with vibrant details yet somehow stays sleek and sophisticated–but how? Lucky for you, we have the lowdown on what interior design maven Christina Henck has to say about making your home a hip–and happy–place. Find out how to get the look below. Read more »
All of Center City’s neighborhoods, from the Avenue of the Arts on down, are “Walker’s Paradises,” contributing to the city’s continued ranking among the five most walkable cities in the U.S. | Photo by Jeff Fusco
A mere two-tenths of a point dropped Philadelphia from its perch as the nation’s fourth-most-walkable city in this year’s Walk Score rankings of American cities.
Miami traded places with Philadelphia to become the No. 4 most walkable city in the U.S. on this year’s list. But no one should lament this development, for what it means is merely that cities all across America continue to up their walkability game.
A news release from Walk Score parent Redfin noted that once again, all of the 10 most walkable cities had higher Walk Scores than they did last year, and of the top 50, only Omaha saw its Walk Score fall (by a mere 0.3 point). Philadelphia’s Walk Score of 79 was 0.7 points above its showing last year, but Miami posted an even stronger gain of one full point to 79.2, putting it in fourth place and Philly in fifth. Read more »
2401 Emerald St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | Photos: Sandy Smith
Red Oak Development, the people who built the Parish House not far from this place in East Kensington, pride themselves on being a notch or two — or several — above the run-of-the-mill builders throwing up new homes around the city.
They seek to give each home they build personality through the use of local craftsmen, reclaimed materials and original design.
This brand-new townhouse that went on the market today oozes personality out of every pore of its being.
Especially on the outside. “We had neighbors asking when we were going to clean up the outside,” said Red Oak principal Anthony Giacobbe. Read more »
2301 E. Cabot St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | Photos: Dan Robnett, PLUSH, via Custom Philly Homes
The buzz these days is that Fishtown may be over — that is, it’s no longer a neighborhood where you can snap up a housing bargain or find a decent starter home.
We have in this designer home where Fishtown and Old Richmond meet evidence to the contrary.
“Wait, what?” we hear you ask. “A designer home for $325,000?”
Miracles do happen, and this is one of them. Read more »
2215 Coral St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19125 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred
This trendy little space in East Kensington has all the makings of a nice first home, all at a reasonable price.
Enter inside to the open living room and kitchen. The space features hardwood floors, oversized windows, distressed wood panels, and butcher block counters. Continue on into the separate dining room, and then head out back to a private patio.
The second floor is home to two bedrooms, one of which is currently set up as a study. The only bathroom in the residence is located on this floor as well and is super trendy. Our favorite part of the house is the third-floor loft, which is completely occupied by the master bedroom. Depending on your own needs, though, this level is large enough to be converted into two more bedrooms or used as an additional living room.
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Even Folsom Powerhouse, the most residential of this year’s Rouse Award finalists, incorporates mixed uses in the form of an updated take on the traditional corner store. | Photo: Postgreen Homes
The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of the 14 finalists fall into the residential category, at least in part.
And it’s that “at least in part” part that’s one of the most significant common threads connecting the five projects. The message these projects deliver is one that urbanists, developers and planners have all been hammering home in one way or another for more than a decade now: Single-use is out, multitasking is in. (Toll Brothers, please copy.)
Not even the most residential of the five projects is exclusively residential, and that project has many other features that make it a standout. Read more »
With so much commotion surrounding Fishtown’s 1444 Frankford Avenue address, the landlord just wants his new tenant to give him peace of mind. He wants to keep it simple — no frills, drama-free.
It’s likely that Churchkey is exactly what he’s looking for.
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The Yachtsman, Tommy Up’s tiki bar (one of two in the entire city — the other being Jason Evanchick’s Tiki) — suddenly closed a few days ago, but he says there’s nothing to fret about just yet.
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