Queen Village Gem with Polished Up Roof Deck Listed for $1.25 Million

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

As one would expect from a home custom renovated by the firm Amburn/Jarosinski, this one is capped in high-end contemporary finishes. Random fact? Like another one of their spectacular creations we’ve covered on Property, it’s on South 6th Street, though further down into the recesses of Queen Village and with a tremendously polished roof deck.

Listed for $1.25 million, the property sits on a double lot consisting of 769 S 6th St. and 754-56 S Randolph St. Both are included in the sale. Inside, the home brags a Niles sound system and wide-plank hardwood floors throughout. The kitchen, outfitted with Viking appliances and Lagos Azul countertops, has an island with rare six-inch thick marble salvaged from Independence Mall. And as already alluded to, there’s that sweet roof deck, which boasts a hot tub, 360-degree views, and sitting and dining areas. Check out the photos below!

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Southwark Selling to Two Industry Vets

Sazerac at Southwark

Sazerac at Southwark

Kip and Sheri Waide have run Queen Village’s Southwark for more than a decade now. The restaurant was at the forefront of the local food movement and a pioneering craft cocktail bar. But the Waides are selling and moving to Cape May.

The buyers are two industry veterans. Chef Chris D’Ambro and front-of-the-house pro (and D’Ambro’s fiance) Marina De Oliveira. The restaurant will close briefly, but will reopen as Southwark. Michael Klein has the details on the deal, which should be completed in 60-90 days.

Extra bonus, D’Ambro and De Oliveira plan to open a second restaurant, next door to Southwark. Restaurant Ambra, will be a small Italian wine bar.

Southwark changing hands this summer [Philly.com]

For Sale: Restored Queen Village Residence With…a “Sexy” Fireplace?

TREND images via Redfin.com

TREND images via Redfin.com

It’s an attractive home to be sure, but to have the listing describe the living room marble fireplace as “sexy”? Well… Well, alright (to be fair,  it’s not like other home listings in Philadelphia have eluded the adjective.), call it what you will, but you have to admit the house is quite a catch with or without that feature being singled out.

For one thing, it’s in one of Philly’s most walkable and bike-able neighborhoods, within the vaunted Meredith School Catchment, and it’s in move-in condition. The home has been restored and boasts a finished basement with fireplace (this one isn’t sexy, huh?), bathroom, laundry, and storage space. Upstairs, two of the bedrooms come with built-in bookcases and exposed brick, while fifteen-foot ceilings and a lofted walk-in closet are reserved for the master suite occupants. These lucky ducks also have the luxury of a fireplace (…) and marble bath with double sinks.

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Trinity Tuesday: Queen Village Home Comes with Wondrous Isaiah Zagar Mural

TREND photos via Coldwell Banker Preferred

TREND photos via Zillow.com

Well, this might be as close as you can get to living inside Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the gallery and you’ll see that an original Isaiah Zagar mural along the gated courtyard entryway is visible from the living room. Pretty sweet sight to have, no?

But notable artwork isn’t the only thing this extended trinity home has going for it. Inside, the home boasts a renovated lower-level kitchen with exposed beams and a vintage-inspired pressed tin backsplash. Up on the main floor, a powder room can be found by the stairwell. Central air is included and hardwood floors are throughout. Of the two bedrooms, the second one takes up the entire third floor and has extra hallway space that’s enough to house a home office. From here there’s access to the roof deck.

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For Under $1 Million: South Street Townhouse with Adjacent Lot on Kater

Images via Zillow.com

Images via Zillow.com

Now let’s not get greedy here. See, while you could keep the adjacent lot on Kater Street that comes with this property for extra parking, wouldn’t it be better as development site?  Keep in mind the home already includes a garage connected to the private vestibule entrance. And heck, you don’t even have to come with an idea for the lot yourself because three proposed plans have already been drawn up by an architect. Just promise you’ll think about it?

Inside the 2,500-square-foot residence are wood floors, contemporary wet bar, open staircase, Juliet balcony (overlooking South Street), and a wood-burning fireplace. Tile flooring and wood shaker cabinets (some with glass fronts) are in the gourmet kitchen, along with its granite tops and stainless steel appliances: Wolf wall oven, Kitchen-Aid dishwasher, Wolf cooktop, and built-in Kitchen-Aid microwave. There’s also a pass-through to the dining room, which is awash in natural light owing to floor-to-ceiling windows and a set of French doors opening out to the brick-paved garden. Bonus, the finished basement makes for a cozy den with full bathroom and laundry room.

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Massive Compound in Queen Village Gets Major Price Chop

Photo via TREND courtesy Plumer & Inc.

Photo via TREND courtesy Plumer & Association/Redfin.

Queen Village is a classic Philadelphia neighborhood with a wide range of houses found on streets of many sizes. On one hand, you have the cramped and quirky Trinity, a style near and dear to our hearts. On the other, you have million-dollar rowhomes that offer a unique blend of old world flare and modern sophistication. 113-21 Bainbridge Street is on a whole different level.

Comprised of five parcels, the home is more of a private compound and actually $200,000 cheaper than when we featured in back in May. We’d forgive if you thought it was an apartment or condo building–it’s just that big.  The listing remarks that the home is “imposing” from the street and anyone who has ever walked by certainly knows the address carries a sense of intrigue.  Read more »

BeerLOVE Gets Queen Village Support

beerloveAt the March 24th Queen Village Neighbors Association meeting, Kristen Cevoli, an environmental attorney gave her neighbors the details on BeerLOVE: Bottle Shop and Tasting Room, proposed for 714 S 4th Street. BeerLove is described by QVNA as “an upscale beer emporium that will attract a sophisticated clientele.”

The store will specialize in local, craft and rare beers, mostly for takeout but there will also be a tasting bar for drinking on premises. There will be 30 seats (as required by state law) and snacks will be offered. However BeerLove will not be a restaurant, rather it will be similar to the Bottle Shop on East Passyunk.

When polled, 100% of those in attendance were in favor of offering a Conditional Licensing Agreement (CLA) that would restrict hours till midnight.

For more on the BeerLOVE project, check out this two-pager on the concept (PDF).

Proposal for BeerLOVE at 714 S. 4th Street [QVNA]
BeerLOVE: Bottle Shop and Tasting Room [Foobooz]

Trinity Tuesday: Single-Bedroom Tucked Away in Queen Village

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

You know how some trinities have one of their upper level rooms converted into an office or den (or sometimes even a second bedroom)? Well, that’s not the case here. This is a true blue single-bedroom trinity, the sleeping quarters in this instance being on the second floor, and an upgraded tile bathroom with a skylight occupying the entire third level.

The rest of the home, which according to Zillow was constructed circa 1920*, has exposed brick, original random width hardwood floors–the living room hardwoods being made of pine–and three fireplaces, one of which is located in the bedroom. A charming little yard for barbecuing on warmer days is also present, and is accessed via the modern kitchen, which like the shutters, front door, and parts of the living room, has blue as part of its main color scheme. (Details here include wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a stainless steel backsplash.)

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Morning Headlines: Mega Construction Mix-Up at Triangle Park

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This is perhaps one of the most outrageous stories we’ve heard in a long time. Naked Philly reports that the triangular spit of land bound by Christian Street, 6th Street and Passyunk Avenue–formerly a gas station turned park turned into fenced-off nothingness–was the site of a major construction mishap that could eventually be a good thing for the lot.

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Trinity Tuesday: Compact Queen Village Home Enjoys Communal Courtyard

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Main Line

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Millennium

While nothing compares to the tiny houses sprouting up in D.C. and elsewhere, we think this tightly packed trinity would make for a good preliminary home for anyone looking to ease into the micro living trend. (Seriously, it’s almost as small as that 544-square-foot Fitler Square row home we featured last September.) Of course, being that it’s a trinity house you’re not really limiting yourself to one bedroom…

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