Trinity Tuesday: Renovated in Rittenhouse

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Nestled between Pine and Lombard is this restored trinity on quiet Addison Street. Hardwood floors, built-ins, and fireplaces are featured throughout, but distinct elements include a Duch door, dining room with brick fireplace, and an iron gate and spiral staircase that lead to the lower level.

The living room, which is on the second level, includes balcony with French doors. Also on this floor is a small study that easily makes the switch to second bedroom. The master suite is on the third level and offers cathedral ceilings and a Carrara marble bathroom with soaking tub and skylight. Gallery below.

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Morning Headlines: Rittenhouse Rents Are 14th Most Expensive in the Country


We knew Rittenhouse was one the most high-priced neighborhoods in the city, but now says the area is actually among the most costliest in the country, ranking in at number 14! says rent there reaches up to $1,860.

The list includes two New York ‘hoods in the top two spots (both were over $4,000/month), Yerba Buena in San Francisco, Boston’s Government Center, and the Golden Gate neighborhood in Oakland/Emeryville, Calif.

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Selling Like Hot Cakes: Million Dollar Condos in Rittenhouse

#1105, 130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

#1105, 130 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103

Rittenhouse may be among the most expensive neighborhoods for renters looking for 1 and 2-bedrooms, but that didn’t stop buyers from purchasing homes in the area. Redfin shows that more than a few condos in the million-dollar range were sold in the last month. Below are galleries of just a few of these residences.

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On the Market: $3.75 Million Spruce Street Townhouse with Library

2102 Spruce Street google street view

Photo credit: Google Street View.

Mid-nineteenth century properties are easy to come by in Philadelphia and this restored residence is counted among them. But aside from being on the city’s Historic Register, the home also has some more modern perks…enter roof deck and two-car garage.

Inside, high ceilings and original moldings can be seen throughout. French doors leading out to the garden, which the dining room overlooks, and an elevator with brass door are also shown in the listing. (We don’t know about you, but we’ll just take the staircase) Our favorite point, though? The library adjacent to the master suite.

Gallery below.

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Rittenhouse’s Food and Friends Market Burglarized — of $10 in Change

food-friends Police are looking for a man who broke into the Food and Friends Market at 20th and Spruce streets on Sunday morning. The burglar got away with about $10 in change.

The man broke through the door with a rock, police say, and entered the fancy food-and-beer market located near Rittenhouse Square. (If you want to be more specific, it’s located in the heart of the Spruce/Delancey/Pine area of downtown that often stands in for New York City in movies. And, in one particularly disappointing film, Washington D.C.) Despite having his pick of the fancy beers or Paul Newman cookies in the market, the burglar took just $10 in change from the cash register.

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Morning Headlines: Rittenhouse Shopping Corridor Is Changing For the Better


New stores and relocations can do a lot for an area, none more evident than in the ever evolving Rittenhouse shopping district. Taking note of its changes, the Inquirer’s Elizabeth Wellington shines a light on the neighborhood’s growing status as an “epicenter of style:”

Although they are merely relocating, the moves of Duke & Winston, Joan Shepp, and Knit Wit to Chestnut are significant because, with Boyds Philadelphia, they help maintain a boutiquey vibe on the street.

And why is this “boutiquey vibe” important?

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WTF is Going on With Michael Kors’s Rittenhouse Location?


Coming to Rittenhouse …. eventually. | Goran Bogicevic /

A brief timeline of Michael Kors in Philadelphia:

JANUARY 2014: Burberry vacates is prime (but apparently not prosperous) location at 1705 Walnut Street. No one is too surprised or upset because it wasn’t that great of an outpost anyway. Racked Philly confirms that Michael Kors is taking over the space.

FEBRUARY 2014: Philadelphia Business Journal reports that Pearl Properties of Philadelphia bought the building for $5 million, and that the Michael Kors store is expected to open May 15th.

APRIL 2014: Michael Kors — the man, not the store — comes to Philly. He visits Art In The Age, Joan Shepp and Knit Wit, shakes lots of hands, wears aviators, sees Cher. The store must be following soon, we thought!

MAY 2014: Crickets.

Fast-forward to now, and this is what we have:

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A Private Garden Oasis in Rittenhouse Square

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

TREND photo courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach.

In a neighborhood where the grandest homes are either cloistered in high rises along the park or built directly on some of the densest streets, this carriage house stands out. Set back from its block between Pine and Lombard, the home’s entrance is behind a wrought iron gate guarding a picture-perfect garden. The home is small by Rittenhouse Square standards and the interior hews heavily toward stripes, but we can’t stop looking at the listing photos and imagining having our morning coffee in that garden.

The two-bedroom home occupies a double lot and makes good use of all 1,190 square feet. Wainscoting nearly throughout gives way to window seats and the kitchen is on the small side, but cabinets abound. The home includes plenty of period details like hardwood flooring and detailed molding as well as a lovely fireplace. The en-suite master includes a Juliet balcony overlooking the garden.
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UPDATE: Arrest Made in Rittenhouse Assault

[Update 6:46 a.m.] reports that a man has been charged in the assault: “The 28-year-old suspect, whose name was not immediately released, was arrested overnight, according to the Philadelphia police Special Victims Unit. The man was in police custody early this morning.”

More details as they become available.


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