Have you ever flipped through our monthly Habitat feature within the Property section of Philadelphia magazine just wishing you could go beyond the page and get inside some of these stunning Philly-area homes? While we can’t get you physically inside the space, we can point you to a recent airing of HGTV’s show You Live In What?, which takes you on a tour of the house of Joan Wadleigh Curran. We highlighted this home in Habitat way back in November 2011, so it’s extra special to see it on the small screen.
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Hank McNeil, who just sold Rittenhouse Square’s legendary McIlhenney Mansion to Bart Blatstein, is suddenly having a serious 15 minutes of fame. After a flurry of press about the mansion, McNeil gets highlighted in the Wall Street Journal for a piece about the mansion he actually lives in. The 13,000-square-foot residence at 19th and Delancey represents a new design trend: preserving a historic facade but transforming the interior into a contemporary design showcase. “Faced with strict codes and steep construction costs,” says the Journal, “more homeowners are installing modern interiors in old homes.”