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Common Threads in This Year’s Rouse Award Residential Finalists

The Urban Land Institute Philadelphia District Council announced the finalists for this year’s Willard G. “Bill” Rouse Awards for Excellence last week, and five of […]

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Carl Dranoff Takes the Wraps Off One Riverside

Surrounded by examples from each of the stages of his career as a developer here in Philadelphia, Carl Dranoff officially cut the ribbon on his […]

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An Artist’s Gallery Home Goes Up for Sale with an Exhibition

Artist Lynda Howitt draws solace from the sea. She spent her formative years living in an oceanside home in Australia, to which her parents fled […]

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A Face-Saving Gesture for the Royal Theater

We now know what the residential project that will rise behind the front wall of the Royal Theater in the 1600 block of South Street […]

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Tea and a House Tour in Overbrook Farms May 7

The Main Line actually begins on the Philadelphia side of the city line,in the historic neighborhood known as Overbrook Farms. And on May 7, you […]

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You Could Be The First On Your Blok To Live in One of These

The man who helped give physical form to “Earth’s biggest bookstore” and developed the checkout-free convenience store has now turned his attention to affordable housing. […]

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It’s Hip to be Square on Avenue 30

There have been all sorts of attempts to solve the central problem of the Philadelphia row house, namely, the need to fit it into a […]

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Room of the Week: This Is the Two-Story Indoor Fire Pit of Your Dreams

My biggest home-buying regret is that I had “fireplace” on my nice-to-have list instead of my need-to-have list. This is my way of saying that […]

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Yes, Virginia, There Really WAS a Philadelphia School

You may have heard the term “Philadelphia School” used to refer to a group of architects who dominated, and some say transformed, the city’s built […]

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Pennovation Wins Honor for Preservation

The architectural team that transformed a Grays Ferry paint laboratory into an idea laboratory has received a high honor from the Preservation Alliance for Greater […]

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Luxury High Above Washington Square

Now that extended-stay residence pioneer Larry Korman has finished assembling all the pieces of his Washington Square property, he took some time to show off […]

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When It Comes to Building, Color Us Medium Green

So how green is Philadelphia? Well, we have this huge 7,600-acre park and… That’s not the kind of green we’re talking about here. We’re talking […]

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From Farm to Table on Your Balcony

“Growing local” and “sustainable building” are both hot topics among the socially and environmentally conscious. Now a developer in Toronto is embarking on a venture […]

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ReStore Shuts Its Doors in Port Richmond

After 15 years in business, ReStore of Philadelphia has packed it in. In a blog post today (March 28), ReStore’s owner announced, “I’m now going […]

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Who’s Building Philly: Alon Seltzer

Before the “tiny house,” there was the Rittenhouse Square efficiency apartment. These shoeboxes for urban cliff dwellers enabled singles and others whose desire for urban […]