Trinity Tuesday: Northern Liberties Home That’s “In Walking Distance to Everything” For Sale

1027 N Hope St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

All photos by TREND via RE/MAXX ACCESS.

As one would expect from a home smack dab between Northern Liberties and Fishtown, this trinity house is “in walking distance to everything,” to quote the listing. No kidding, WalkScore dubs it a Walker and Biker’s Paradise, which makes sense since it’s within two blocks of the Piazza and is right next to all the goodies both neighborhoods have to offer.

The home itself is a renovated structure that boasts a pristine new bathroom (seriously, check it out in the gallery below) and kitchen with a full wall backsplash. Exposed brick can be found in the living and dining areas, while original features include wood floors and a spiral staircase.

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Garces Alums Are Spreading Their Wings


El Poquito on Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill

This week we’ve seen two sets of Garces alums open new restaurants. Former Garces director of operations, George Atterbury has opened El Poquito in Chestnut Hill. The Mexican restaurant takes over the Chestnut 7 property ad Atterbury has hired former JG Domestic chef de cuisine, Andrew Sabin as executive chef. El Poquito is open for dinner seven days a week.  Michael Klein reports that Atterbury already has a deal in place for a second location in a new development by the Christina River in Wilmington. Check out El Poquito’s menu here.

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Trinity Tuesday: Northern Liberties Home in Need of Some TLC

7 Bristow Pl, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

7 Bristow Pl,
Philadelphia, PA, 19123

TLC, aka, the real estate acronym for ‘Tender Loving Care”, is exactly what this Northern Liberties home needs. Put on the market earlier this year, the charming old-school features include hardwood floors and a lower level kitchen with brick flooring and fireplace.

The home, which is less than a block from the El’s Spring Garden station, offers two bedrooms, (one on each of the 2nd and 3rd floors), the first of which has a fireplace and hall bathroom. An oversized yard is included in the back. Gallery below.

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NoLibs: One of 26 “Most Hipster” Hoods in the World

According to Business Insider, Northern Liberties isn’t just one of the “most hipster” neighborhoods in Philadelphia; it’s one of the most hipster neighborhoods in the world. Lauren Browning explains the criteria:

The hipster population is spreading nationally and internationally. Skinny jeans-wearing, beard-toting 20- and 30-somethings are flocking to areas in which they feel right at home.

I swear this was written this year. Here’s how and why Philly made the list:

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Two Bells for Bardot


Craig LaBan heads to Northern Liberties to take in the cooking of Rhett Vellner atBardot, the French bar/restaurant from the Pub on Passyunk East’s Dennis Hewlett.

Vellner shows real delicacy in his take on the common beet, salt-roasted in coriander-fennel spice and paired with creamy onion soubise, goat cheese, and the crumbles of a walnut-rye bread streusel (de rigueur these days, as faux “soil”). A crisp fillet of arctic char was also spot-on, with an earthy duo of parsnips (pureed and creamy with ginger; crisped into ribbons) and the surprising fusion spark of funky kimchi.

Two Bells – Very Good

Bardot Cafe: Sophisticated, if a bit faux, French fare in Northern Liberties [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Bardot [Foobooz]

Check Out Bardot’s New Seasonal Dishes and Drinks


Chef Rhett Vellner is serving an updated fall menu and cocktail selection at Bardot.

The new fall plates include dishes such as House Ricotta with persimmons, dates, radicchio and house-baked semolina; Pastrami Tartine with sauerkraut and 1,000 island dressing on rye; Rabbit Crepe with oyster mushrooms, caramelized grape and frisée; Eggplant Panzanella with lentils, cipollini onions, salsify and romesco; and Spaghettini Noir with squid, chorizo and kabocha squash.

The prices for these autumn-inspired dishes will range from $5 to for Pommes Frites with roasted red pepper aioli to $21 for Arctic Char with Napa cabbage, parsnips, crème fraîche and xo.

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Massive Northern Liberties Mansion Has Master Suite with Two Bathrooms

999 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

999 N 6th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19123

Where to begin with this ginormous townhouse on North 6th? The colossal home has two wings, four floors (and that’s not including the finished basement with custom wine cellar), and a view of the Shrine of Saint John Neumann from one of its stairwell landings.

The home has been renovated, but still keeps many of its original architectural elements and has exquisite details like custom wood and Lincrusta walls (aka, pressed leather), crown molding, a Cupola room with a handcrafted stained-glass skylight, and a living room with marble fireplace.

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Roundup: The Four Sexiest Homes in Philly

Sexy Philadelphia home listings

There are only so many words to express what makes a particular home stand out (“Elegant!” “Unique!” “Luxurious!”). How about “sexy”? Below, the four properties currently on the market that have — according to their listings — undeniable sex appeal.

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It’s Finally (Actually) Time for Pumpkin


So even if you’re like us at Foobooz, hating all things too-soon pumpkin, I think we can all agree that since the end of October is near it’s finally time to break out the pumpkin and like it. And for all of you who love pumpkin no matter how early in the season it is, this will send you over the moon.

Tonight, Standard Tap is hosting Pumpkin Head 2014. Starting at 4 p.m., the Tap will have a huge variety of pumpkin beers on tap, and for $10 you can get your very own hallowed out pumpkin from which you will drink the pumpkin beer. It really can’t get much more pumpkin-y that that. As a plus, after you’re finished your first pumpkin head, every refill from then on is only $2.

Standard Tap recommends getting there as close to 4 p.m. as possible because of limited supply of pumpkins.

Standard Tap [Foobooz]

Either/Or: Northern Liberties Edition

Northern Liberties either/or

Left: 1005 N Orianna; RIght: 407 Poplar

Parking, balconies, decks, kitchens with granite counters and brand appliances–these two homes have them all. Of course, they’re both in Northern Liberties, so maybe finding what they have in common isn’t the way to go. Let’s see where they differ.

The home on Orianna Street is a custom-designed property offering a lower-level theater room, two-car parking, and a private office on the first floor (this could easily be switched to another bedroom). Outside is a 2,000-square-foot backyard.

Meanwhile, the Poplar Street residence boasts one-car parking and an open steel staircase with solid wood tread. The home is also custom designed, but, unlike the one on Orianna, includes a sunken living area and a roof deck with hardwired speakers. Recessed lighting and hardwood floors can be found throughout.

Galleries and further details below.

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