What $500K Will Buy You in Northern Liberties

901 N. Penn St., Unit R2203, Philadelphia, Pa., 19123 | TREND image via Zillow

901 N. Penn St., Unit R2203, Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND image via Zillow

The once proclaimed “up-and-coming neighborhood” of Northern Liberties has proved over the past two decades that it’s here to stay. Once pockmarked with abandoned factories and dated rowhomes, the area has transformed itself into a hip town of trendy bars, restaurants, and cafes and has easily become a millennial’s dream spot to someday call home.

And for potential homeowners with a budget of $500,000, desiring to live in Northern Liberties is actually quite possible. The median price for homes in the area falls somewhere around $400,000, so your budget doesn’t just work for this neighborhood, it exceeds expectations. Take a look below at three properties in the $500,000 price range that are currently on the market. Read more »

Luxe Loft in NoLibs for $639.9K

1147 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Photos: Daniel Sandoval, The Somers Team

1147 N. 4th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Photos: Daniel Sandoval, The Somers Team

Are you the type who drools over the high-tech industrial aesthetic?

Have we got a home for you.

One of the finest examples of that style in the city, a spacious, bi-level corner penthouse condo in Northern Liberties’ Cigar Factory, is now on the market.

Its chic factor is through the wood-beamed, steel-supported roof, enhanced by exposed ductwork and brick walls, a spiral staircase and a super-sleek Eurostyle kitchen in the open main living space. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Just Add Deck in Northern Liberties for $275K

1009 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND image via Solo Real Estate, Inc.

1009 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Solo Real Estate, Inc.

It’s the little things in life that matter most, right?

Judging from this cozy yet contemporary trinity, the answer is a definite yes.

Falling just short of 1,000 square feet, it’s safe to say that this fairly priced home is relatively small. But it does boast a few qualities beyond the typical trinity, like the expanded kitchen that’s been added off the main level living room and wood flooring throughout the house. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a door leading out to the back patio. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Secrets of NoLibs Trinity Exposed!

1023-A N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19123 | TREND Images via RE/MAX Access

1023-A N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19123 | TREND Images via RE/MAX Access

This airy, light-filled trinity is a stunning example of what a pinch of charm, a dash of character, a generous sprinkling of hardwood floors and rustic exposed brick, and a modern spiral staircase can truly do for a home.

Located on a sunny street in Northern Liberties, this home looks like many of its neighbors on the outisde. But inside, it offers a most distinct and special look that comes from a respect for history and a little bit of love.

The first thing you see upon entry is the main living area. One of the things that makes this home truly special are the exposed brick accent walls in every room. Not only that, but here, you also have a working wood-burning brick fireplace that further adds to the ambiance of this room. Refinished hardwood floors complete the room, while a large, street-facing window allows for plenty of natural light. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Close to Everything, Far From the Crowd in Fishtown

1103 N. Lee St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Zillow

1103 N. Lee St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Zillow

This beautifully updated trinity in the southwest corner of Fishtown is a stone’s throw from the Frankford El, which you can see from your front door. Frankford Avenue’s happening restaurant and shopping scene is just a short walk away, as is a convenient shopping center in adjacent Northern Liberties. Yet you’ll feel like you stumbled into a small-town enclave when you walk down Lee Street and into the front door of this classic brick home.

Just inside that front door is the main-floor living room, which provides a cozy space to curl into. The contrast between the dark hardwood floors and the light that streams through your windows gives the impression that this space is bigger than it seems. The back door leads to a brand-new patio with plenty of space to relax and recline or entertain and dine while shutting out the world around you. Read more »

Chris Kearse To Collaborate with Jaxon BYOB

Jaxon BYOB hosts Chris Kearse

Jaxon BYOB hosts Chris Kearse

You know what used to happen in Philadelphia restaurants all the time? Collaboration dinners. But for some reason, not so much anymore more. So we were very excited to see this event cross our desk.

On Monday, November 14, Jaxon BYOB will be hosting a dinner with chef Christopher Kearse from Will BYOB and Jaxon’s new chef, Matthew Gansert. Kearse and Gansert worked together at Will. Gansert has also been the chef of Jerry’s Bar and Resurrection Ale House. The pair are reuniting for this special prix-fix dinner event. The dinner is BYOB and will cost $55 per person.

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Yards Is Hosting Brawlerfest this Weekend

brawler fest 940This Saturday, November 5th, Yards Brewing is hosting Brawlerfest at the its upcoming brewery location at 5th and Spring Garden. Brawlerfest is a “beer ball” that is part beer festival, part old-school carnival, part block party and music fest.

In addition to standard and special edition Yards beers, there will also be food trucks and music by local bands Marah, Blayer Point-du-Jour & Rockers Galore and more. And since it is Brawlerfest, current UFC Lightweight Champion Eddie Alvarez will be on hand.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Small Wonder in Northern Liberties

914-B N. Randolph St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via RE/MAX Access

914-B N. Randolph St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via RE/MAX Access

Admit it. We’ve all had that dream where we want to throw everything to the wind and simplify our lives by moving into a tiny 675-square-foot home. While some of us might feel like the old woman who lived in a shoe, there’s something so cozy about living in close quarters. Especially when it’s in this renovated French country-inspired dwelling in the heart of Northern Liberties.

This home is one of several that front on a gated alley that has a cute shared courtyard in the back. This unit is located near the end of that alleyway and the courtyard. Stepping through the front door into your living room, you’re greeted by hardwood floors and a brick wood-burning fireplace that set the tone for this inviting and cozy space. Read more »

That House Out There: Back to the Future in Northern Liberties

723 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Images courtesy Solo Real Estate

723 N. 5th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | Images courtesy Solo Real Estate

Do you long for the elegance of the Victorian era yet still want to enjoy modern comfort and convenience?

We’ve got just the home for you in Northern Liberties.

This large townhouse boasts the high ceilings, plaster moldings, and classic design of the late 19th century, all meticulously restored. At the same time, it boasts the sorts of amenities modern buyers want: a high-end kitchen, modern bathrooms with radiant heat floors, and dual-zone central air conditioning. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Traditionally Modern in Northern Liberties

1039 N. Orianna St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Zillow

1039 N. Orianna St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Zillow

On a blissfully peaceful tree-lined street in the heart of  Northern Liberties lies this week’s extra-large trinity. Recently, this home got a complete makeover, giving the structure a new take on traditional style and giving you the perfect space to start your next chapter.

Entering inside this historic little trinity, you are immediately greeted with the spacious living room and kitchen, two distinct spaces joined by a wide archway to create an open whole. With the addition of hardwood floors, as well as a newly installed large window letting in plenty of natural light, this living space provides the perfect-sized area for relaxing with or entertaining friends. Read more »

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