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Just Listed: Turn-of-the-20th-Century Carriage House in Germantown

As you’ve now seen me repeat often, maybe ad nauseam, Germantown is the city’s most eclectic neighborhood, a home for all sorts of free spirits. One of […]

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Just Listed: Historic Colonial in Germantown

Germantown is, in my opinion, the most eclectic neighborhood in the city. Aging hippies, avant-garde jazz musicians, academics, social activists, everyday working folk, this writer […]


Living in Germantown: A Neighborhood Guide

“Freedom’s backyard” Ever since Francis Pastorius took William Penn up on his offer of a place where he and his fellow German Anabaptists could worship […]

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Just Listed: Live/Work Converted Warehouse in Germantown

Are you one of those people who want to make more stuff in America? Would you like to have a very short commute from your […]

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Neighborhood Tour: Your Guide to Spending a Great Day in Germantown and Mount Airy

Tree-lined Germantown Avenue — Northwest Philly’s “Great Road” — might be the most historic single street in the city, and it makes for a pleasant […]

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Just Listed: Eclectic Victorian in Germantown

One of the things Germantown residents prize about their neighborhood is its highly eclectic character. One can find residences here from shabby to spiffy, modest […]

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Just Listed: Repurposed Garage in Germantown

“Germantown,” a poster on an Internet discussion board I frequent recently said, “is like a box of chocolates.” I couldn’t agree more with the poster’s […]

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Just Listed: Renovated Victorian Twin in Mount Airy

As I’ve noted in this space on at least one occasion in the past, and probably more, it’s hard to live in the Germantown area […]

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Just Listed: Victorian Manor in Germantown

Most of Germantown’s showstopper houses are located in the Tulpehocken Station Historic District in the neighborhood’s northwest corner. But, as readers of this department should […]

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Just Listed: Renovated Carriage House in Germantown

You might be forgiven when you walk up to 224 W. Pastorius St. in Germantown for thinking that you have mistakenly made your way to […]

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Just Listed: Rehabbed Twin in Germantown

As you are probably aware by now, developers’ boot camps run by the Jumpstart Network have unleashed a wave of small-beer rebuilders upon neglected Philadelphia […]

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Just Listed: Renovated Italianate Twin in Germantown

If you haven’t copped wise to this yet, let me make it plain: I’m rooting for Germantown’s revival. The second-most-historic neighborhood in Philadelphia, as a […]

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Apartment Profile: Rittenhouse Hill

If the makeover of Presidential City was Post Brothers’ main event, its transformation of Rittenhouse Hill was the warmup act. And in bringing this 1950s […]

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On the Market: Renovated Shingle Style House in Germantown

By now, you should be aware of this little pocket of East Germantown that’s home to a population of affluent residents who own these huge, […]

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Just Listed: Well-Kept Victorian in Germantown

Pennsylvania Railroad baron Henry Howard Houston may have had Chestnut Hill — or Wissahickon Heights, as it was originally known — as the final stop on his […]