Property’s Morning Obsession: Outstanding Exemplar of Italianate Architecture in Montco

18 Mainland Road in Mainland, Pa., has a lot of hallmarks of Victorian Italianate architecture, with three stories, flat roof and the ornamental cornices and brackets typical of the style. The symmetry of the squared off windows, though not strictly adherent to the form as defined today, is rather satisfying and clean. The four-bedroom, three-bath house was built in 1855, not long after the Italianate style came to the U.S., having been inspired by Tuscan villas. If the idea of a Tuscan villa in Montgomery County appeals, read on.

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Hottest Suburban Philadelphia Neighborhoods: Conshohocken

How can you not admire a neighborhood–a borough, actually–that has such an adorable nickname? Conshy has long been a favorite suburb of Philadelphia, not only in terms of living there, but for reverse commuting as well. At only 15 miles from Philly and an easy regional rail ride, it makes good sense for those who’d rather be in Montco.

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Hottest Philadelphia City Neighborhoods: Lower North Philly

It’s back! More neighborhoods from this month’s Real Estate Issue of Philadelphia Magazine–”The New Hot Neighborhoods.” This week we start out with what once would have been a bit of a surprise: Lower North Philly. But these days, with everyone feeling energy and excitement about North Broad Street, there’s hope–and house sales–in the air.

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