House of the Week: Stunningly Creative 7BR

This property in Point Breeze aka Newbold is actually two: 1410 and 1412 Tasker, just off Broad Street. The entry is through 1410, leading to an open floor plan of 1410 and 1412. Let’s take this floor by floor. I’m relying heavily on the listings copy here to reduce any confusion.

On the first floor, there’s a brand new double height kitchen with stainless steel appliances, six-burner Thermador stove, granite countertops, and a double porcelain sink. The downstairs bathroom is sweet: claw foot bathtub and glass tile walls inside, with glass doors that lead to an outside private garden with a hot tub. The living room has wood burning fireplace, and, as in the kitchen and bathroom, painted concrete floors with radiant heat.

The second floor is where 1410 and 1412 kind of split. So in 1410 there’s a reading nook with a catwalk (!), a den with painted pine floors and then access to a decked area that links 1410 to 1412, which has another bedroom with pine floors but also with a Bay window. And this side of the second floor — 1412 — also has a renovated bathroom with a hex tile floor with radiant heat.

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Belgian Beer Takeover at SPTR

sptr-sign-400Tonight, South Philadelphia Taproom is doing a Belgian beer takeover. The taps are being turned over to Trappist ales, wild ales, bretty pale ales, sour beers and spiced winter ales. Among the taps will be the recently available in Philadelphia, Seef Beer and the latest Saint Feuillien/Green Flash collaboration, Belgian Coast IPA.

It all begins at 5 p.m. this evening. Also coming up at SPTR, the annual Beef and Beer where the beef and beer are good. It all goes down on Sunday, January 26th.

South Philadelphia Taproom [Foobooz]

Free Lunch at Circles Thai

Alex-Boonphaya-Circles-Photo-by-Courtney-AppleOn Tuesday, November 26th chef and owner Alex Boonphaya is giving away lunch at Circles in South Philadelphia to celebrate the Thai restaurant’s fifth anniversary.

Everyone who stops by the restaurant between noon and 2 p.m. will get to choose among Basil Fried Rice, Pumpkin Curry, Tofu Pad Thai and Pad Prik Khing with Tofu.

Limit one dish per person.

Circles Thai – South Philadelphia [Foobooz]

Developer of Huge Point Breeze Project Will Be Named Monday

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Rendering of proposed Point Breeze project via Naked Philly.

Though the sale isn’t yet a done deal, 2012 Wharton, formerly Louis Sherman & Co. printers, is in the midst of being purchased by a developer for a proposed 50-home project. The broker in the deal is OCF Realty — better known ’round these parts as Ori Feibush — but according to Feibush, OCF is not the developer. That mystery person will be revealed on Monday, Feibush says, at what’s likely to be a very spicy meeting of South Philadelphia Homes Inc.

Here are the details we know thus far of the developer’s proposal: Read more »

The Other Message From the ReNewbold Groundbreaking

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Rendering of the new PostGreen Point Breeze development reNewbold.

If you wanted to see why rumors were circulating about John Longacre running for City Council, you should have been at the reNewbold groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday afternoon. If you wanted to see why he isn’t, you should have been at the ceremony as well.

And if you wanted to learn what the community leadership of Point Breeze really thinks about new development, this was also a good place to be.

Besides Longacre and representatives of the other businesses that worked to bring this ultra-green residential-commercial development about, the ceremony featured two people who are deeply involved in Point Breeze redevelopment issues: City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (D-2nd District) and Claudia Sherrod, executive director of South Philadelphia H.O.M.E.S. Inc. (SPHINC), Point Breeze’s community development corporation and Registered Community Organization for zoning matters.

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South Philadelphia Taproom Turns Ten

sptr-south-philadelphia-tap-roomSouth Philadelphia Taproom turns ten and celebrates its past, present and future all weekend. Friday is all about the past with some favorite beers and favorite dishes from the past. Saturday is about the present and Sunday will feature a preview of Scott Schroeder’s new menu and some rare beers from Founders, Allagash, Russian River, Nodding Head.

SPTR 10-Year Anniversary Tap Lists! [Philly Tap Finder]

South Philadelphia Tap Room [Foobooz]

“Prime Graduate Hospital Location” Is Oddly Not in Graduate Hospital

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This seemingly attractive contemporary rental is on South Chadwick Street, a small thoroughfare between 16th and 17th that starts at Wharton and runs south from there to Snyder. Though the listing doesn’t say the exact address, an aerial view indicates that it’s at Chadwick and Wharton. Suffice to say you’d be hard pressed to characterize any part of South Chadwick as Graduate Hospital, let alone Wharton. (The founder of phillyskyline.com, who coined the term “G-Ho” for that neighborhood, says, “Washington Avenue is a CLEAR boundary, without equivocation whatsoever. South of Washington? Point Breeze.”)

Whatever you’d like to call the neighborhood, this four-bedroom home “in great Graduate Hospital location” looks rather interesting. According to the listing, details include:

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American Sardine Bar’s John Longacre on Point Breeze

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John Longacre talks Point Breeze and development over on Property, Philadelphia magazine’s real estate blog. Here are some more of the week’s most interesting real estate posts.

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Ultimo Coffee Now Stocking American Sardine Bar Sandwiches

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Scott Schroeder’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches are getting wider distribution. The sandwich artist and people’s champ’s sandwiches will be available at both Ultimo Coffee locations starting today. A vegan, vegetarian and meat-friendly sandwich option will be available each day. An Ultimo employee promised the sandwiches would be more substantial than previous sandwich options and priced more reasonably.

Today’s American Sardine Bar sandwiches at Ultimo »

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