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If this seven-bedroom estate were on the Main Line or even in the leafy environs of Chestnut Hill, perhaps a four-hole putting green might not be so surprising. But in Mount Airy? We may have raised an eyebrow. Although, Mount Airy is known to have once provided a summer retreat for wealthy Philadelphians, so perhaps we should have known better. This home does look like a pleasantly shaded place to spend the balmier months.
The home has been recently updated to include central air, parquet flooring and modern electric systems. The kitchen has also been upgraded and finishes carry familiar names: Viking, Wood Mode, Jenn Air and Sub-Zero. Off the kitchen lie living and dining rooms with twin wood-burning fireplaces. Four of the seven bedrooms are on the second floor, including the master suite. The remaining three are on the third floor. The basement includes a laundry room, gym and storage space. Read more »
This weekend the Mt. Airy neighborhood is offering a fun twist on the restaurant week concept. On Saturday and Sunday, seven restaurants are participating in Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions. Each restaurant is offering a special prix-fixe menu for just $16 per person.
Check out all the options on the Go Mt. Airy web site.
Mt. Airy Brunch Sessions [Official]
Mount Airy’s Earth Bread + Brewery has rolled out a new menu. It’s out with the barbecue chicken, Rio Bravo and veggie flatbreads. New to the menu is a winter ratatouille, veggie verde and chicken korma.
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Mt. Airy’s French Village, a cluster of homes built to mimic rural Normandy, was a project conceived in the 1920s by George Woodward, Northwest Philadelphia’s most prolific developer.
One of the first homes Woodward commissioned for the Village, which was built to honor World War I soldiers who died in France, was designed by architect Robert Rhodes McGoodwin, onetime president of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a design professor at Penn. He was commissioned by Penn to do the Lea Library addition to the Furness Library; additions to Houston Hall; and alterations to the D. Hayes Agnew Memorial Pavilion at HUP. He also worked extensively with Woodward.
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Earth Bread + Brewery in Mount Airy is celebrating its fifth anniversary this Wednesday night, October 9th. There will be special beer tappings, complimentary dessert and for the first fifty customers, a special anniversary mason jar mug.
It is also the fortieth anniversary of Weaver’s Way, one of the nation’s first food co-ops. In honor of that, EB+B owner Tom Baker has created a special flatbread for the week, along with a special beer made with arugula from the co-op.
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We’ve all known they’re there, but seeing a video is something else. Under the headline “Rats living large in Rittenhouse Square,” philly.com’s Emily Babay posted a video taken on Sept. 23 that will horrify all but the staunchest rodent fans. In the film, large rats run back and forth across the grass — and when we say “large,” we mean “gigantic.” And so many of them!
This is the second time the Rats of Rittenhouse are getting bad press; Philly Mag’s Victor Fiorillo did a piece on them in May.
This can’t be good news for brokers who market the Square as an upscale locale, which, of course, it is and always will be. And never fear: Many years ago, when rats were a problem in the park, poison was employed and they all died (as did the squirrels, which was really a shame). The city will find a way to get rid of them.
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Tonight, Mt. Airy is hosting its version of the Night Market, Street Fare. Dozens of food trucks will be on hand as well as live music, other vendors and of course, the Eagles game.
Street Fare Program (PDF)
For anyone who has ever fantasized about a picturesque house among nature’s finest, this five-bedroom English Cotswold may be the answer to your dreams.
Proudly displaying a stone hearth, wood-beam ceilings, and stained glass, this 1950s house has multiple fireplaces, including one with a carved mural.
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This enormous house would be pretty special even without a sauna, but you have to admit, that’s certainly a distinctive feature. In addition, the home has beautiful floors, from hardwood to tile; a fireplace; a finished basement with multiple, discrete spaces; a servant’s stairway to the second floor; three full bathrooms; and more.
Most important to those who embrace Mt. Airy for its proximity to green, the home has a front yard, a side yard and a backyard–as well as a front porch and a storage shed.
It’s only a couple blocks from Germantown Avenue and a few more than that to SEPTA’s Allens Lane station. It’s convenient but technically in East Mt. Airy. If you’re someone who gets snobby about such a distinction, well, you may be missing out.
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After two successful night markets in conjunction with the Food Trust, Mt. Airy is stepping out on its own to throw Mt. Airy’s Street Fare: Sip, Savor, Stroll. The event is set for Thursday, September 19th and like Night Market will showcase tons of food trucks and local restaurants lining Germantown Avenue between Sedgwick Street and Mt. Airy Avenue. In addition to all the food and drink, there will be two stages for live entertainment , a craft show, a fashion truck and family activity zone.
And Eagles fans, do not to worry, the Eagles vs. Chiefs game will be broadcast.
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