609 Lombard St., Unit R, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images via Redfin
People will pay good money for townhouses that offer:
- some privacy in the middle of the big city
- kitchens with top-drawer appliances
- attractive outdoor space for relaxation
- cozy living rooms with wood-burning fireplaces
If you’re one of those people, have we got a deal for you.
This attractive, sunny, well-maintained trinity in an interior courtyard in Society Hill offers all of these things, and it won’t cost you a bundle. Read more »
200 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
Delancey Street has long been the most prestigious address in Center City. This mansion at the corner of Second and Delancey streets proves that the Society Hill end of the street can hold its own with the better-known Rittenhouse Square side.
Especially the 200 block, which this spacious mansion anchors. Paved with cobblestones, it’s lined with Colonial-era homes that have been meticulously restored and maintained over the years, with newer homes built in the same 18th-century style interspersed.
This home, the block’s grande dame, is the genuine article. Built in 1780, it has been restored and reconfigured for the 21st-century lifestyle with a host of unusually modern features in Georgian dress. Read more »
273 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
We’re getting some seriously good vibes from this newly refurbished stunner. Its light and airy aura and grounding touches hit all the right décor notes.
First off, how amazing is the exposed brick? It’s everywhere. From the kitchen wall to the kitchen floors and the bedrooms to the basement, the home displays naturalistic undertones. Paired with natural oak and pine floors, high ceilings and natural light, every room exudes peaceful serenity. But don’t mistake that understated and earthy design for a lack of luxury. Read more »
Wow. Truly, that’s all we have to say. Seriously, this home gets an A+ for mixing and matching materials. Take a look at the gallery to see how the space utilizes everything from marble to brick to wood and stone; the architecture alone gives the space unparalleled personality.
Let’s start with the star of the home, the master suite. From the gorgeous shower stall complete with Kohler fixtures to the heated floors and dual vanity to the heated towel rack and dramatic toilet area, no design element was neglected. Read more »
138 S. Front St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors
Ever wanted to live in a real designer showcase home?
If you have, we’ve got one for you this week.
This home on Front Street in Society Hill, the end unit in U.S. Construction’s Adagio development, was Philadelphia magazine’s Design Home 2016, and it’s now on the market.
The photo above and those in the gallery below show what some of the region’s best designers did with this spectacular space. This time, however, you get to be the designer. Read more »
609 Lombard St., Rear, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images from previous listing via BHHS Fox & Roach
If you’re the type who loves the excitement of city living but feels the need to get away from it all every so often, this is the home you’ve been looking for.
This nicely maintained and up-to-date trinity is one of those hidden gems one runs across on rare occasions in Philadelphia. You get to it by going through a narrow gated passageway from Lombard Street across from Starr Garden. The passageway leads to a garden of your very own, paved with brick and attractively landscaped.
Inside the house, there’s a modern kitchen on the first floor equipped with Jenn-Air appliances and bar seating. Above it, the original pine floors and wood-burning fireplace in the living room have been restored to mint condition. Read more »
Kelsey Bush (L) and Zach Morris
Society Hill will get a new, all-day concept at 414 South Second Street in late 2017 or early 2018.
Zach Morris, owner of Haverford’s Green Engine Coffee Co., and Kelsey Bush, current general manager and chef at Green Engine, have partnered to sign a lease for the 2,800-square foot space, right across from The Shambles between Pine and Lombard Streets.
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328-330 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via Zillow
We can’t think of any word more appropriate for this property than unreal.
With five bedrooms, five bathrooms, three powder rooms, underground parking, an elevator, a rooftop swimming pool, an at-home theater, and more, this imaginative Society Hill mansion is a vision. Even the home’s more traditional features, like the kitchen and breakfast room, are stellar.
The master suite has to be one of the best rooms in the house, though, boasting a sky-lit atrium, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, a gorgeous private deck, his and her walk-in closets, and a huge master bath with a steam shower, sauna, jetted tub and four sinks. Read more »
530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach
Brace yourselves, everyone. This is a piece of Philadelphia history at its finest.
Built in 1796, this immaculate and impressively large townhome was once owned by painter Thomas Sully. Great things come in fives, apparently, as the residence has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and five outdoor spaces. It doesn’t stop there, either. The property also boasts a three-car garage, an in-law apartment, a library, a yoga room, an office, a private terrace, and a rooftop terrace.
As soon as you enter into the home’s marble vestibule and grand hallway, you’ll find yourself immersed in elegance. Continue on into the formal dining room, which features a black crystal chandelier. Off of the dining room is the living room, decorated with a gas fireplace and double French doors that open onto the private inner courtyard. Read more »
Rendering of the living room at 216 S. 3rd St. | Renderings: Canno Design via Philly Living / Keller Williams Realty
Farewell, Salvation Army day care and cafeteria.
Hello, Estates on 3rd.
This new four-unit gated luxury townhouse development on Third Street below Walnut in Society Hill finally solves a problem that had troubled realtor-developer Noah Ostroff for some time, namely, finding a new use for the old Salvation Army property.
(Your channel editor blogged for Ostroff when he was first marketing the property for sale.) Read more »