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Just Listed: Renovated Rowhouse in Bella Vista

Rowhouses that look like this one on the outside are a dime a dozen in South Philadelphia. Most of them date to the first decade […]

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Just Listed: Renovated Trinity in Bella Vista

Every trinity in Philadelphia consists of three rooms stacked one on top of the other, plus a kitchen and at least one bathroom. As a […]

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Just Listed: Expanded Trinity in Bella Vista

Because so many of them are very reasonably priced, and because so many of these reasonably priced houses are located in some of the city’s […]

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Just (Re)Listed: Customizable Modern House in Bella Vista

Would you buy this? Sorry, you can’t. On second thought, you can. That’s because the house next door to this one is on the market. […]

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On the Market: Contemporary Trinity in Bella Vista

Trinities are just about as old as Philadelphia itself: Elfreth’s Alley, the nation’s oldest continuously occupied residential street, is lined with trinity houses dating back […]

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On the Market: Updated Trinity in Bella Vista

Longtime readers and followers of this section still recall with fondness a regular weekly feature we ran called “Trinity Tuesday.” Every week, we would feature […]

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Just Listed: Ultra-Modern Condo in Bella Vista

French modernist architect Le Corbusier, the man who invented Brutalism, famously once called houses “machines for living.” German automaker BMW has for years called its […]

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Just Listed: New Modern Townhouse in Bella Vista

Walk into this simply stunning new construction townhouse for sale in Bella Vista and you should still be able to smell that new-house smell, for […]


Just Listed: Modern Rowhouse in Bella Vista

White is a very popular neutral color because you can pair it with just about everything. But interiors done up in nothing but white feel […]

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Good King Tavern Is Expanding With a French Wine Bar in Bella Vista

The owners of Bella Vista’s Good King Tavern are expanding with a new concept. Chloé Grigri and Bernard Grigri will open Le Caveau, a Loire Valley-style wine bar, […]

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On the Market: Modern Custom Townhouse in Bella Vista

If we were to take the arguments of the building trades at face value, we might be forgiven for thinking that new construction would come to a […]


Home Away From Home: Kalaya Reviewed

On a weekday night, the dining room at Kalaya is cool and calm. Servers move smoothly between the tables. They stop and chat. Owners Chutatip […]

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On the Market: Rebuilt Row House in Bella Vista

While his concern for the architectural integrity of South Philly rowhouse blocks is touching, Councilmember Kenyatta Johnson’s bill to ban bay windows in Grays Ferry […]


That Jawn: Angelo’s Pizzeria Reviewed

It doesn’t matter that it was a beautiful day when I went walking to check out Angelo’s for the first time — a gorgeous sun-shining, […]

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On the Market: Rehabbed Row House in Bella Vista

Like the Italian Market? How about cheesesteaks or banh mi? Or maybe Mexican taquerias are more your speed. If you’re a foodie, this recently renovated row […]