Society Hill

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On the Market: Contemporary Federal Townhouse in Society Hill

If you’ve been following this feature for the past five-plus years, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself at some point, “I wonder how Sandy Smith lives?” […]

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Just Listed: Restored Federal Townhouse in Society Hill

There are several ways to preserve and update a historic house. One way, used from time to time on older houses whose insides are pretty […]

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Just Listed: Condo Off Head House Square in Society Hill

Toll Brothers often gets upbraided by critics all over the city, and not without reason, either. The company gets knocked for building inward-looking, low-rise, residential-only […]

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On the Market: High-Floor Condo at 500 Walnut in Society Hill

Thinking about having children anytime soon? Would you like to give them the best of everything, but don’t want to leave the city to do […]

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Just (Re)Listed: Secret Trinity in Society Hill

Wanna get smart? That’s “smart” as in Maxwell, the famed Agent 86 of Mel Brooks and Buck Henry’s classic late-1960s secret-agent-spoof sitcom, Get Smart. But […]

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On the Market: 500 Walnut Condo in Society Hill

Do you love fine wine? Does the idea of sipping a glass from your own balcony while you gaze upon Independence Hall send a shiver […]

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On the Market: Split-Level Condo in Society Hill

Generally speaking, condominiums in this city come in single- and two-floor versions. These layouts usually put the bedrooms above or below the main floor, ensuring […]

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Just Listed: Bingham Court Townhouse in Society Hill

The Society Hill urban renewal project in the mid-1960s made national headlines for its surgical, preservation-minded approach to remaking a rundown city neighborhood. In contrast […]

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$32 Million Penthouse Sets a Sale Price Record (Again)

Now on the market: A vanilla shell in Society Hill, two stories plus roofdeck and atrium. 8,400 square feet, 25 stories above Independence Hall. Another […]

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A Look Inside the New Marriott Old City

There’s a certain segment of the population, including many hotel designers, that equates luxury and elegance with the traditional Colonial look. That’s why one often […]

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On the Market: Federal Townhouse in Society Hill

Looking for a gracious oasis in one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods? Your search is over. This extra-wide (26 feet), beautifully outfitted, well-maintained Society Hill […]

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On the Market: Eurostyle Contemporary Townhouse in Society Hill

Do BMWs make your heart race? Do you dream of getting your hands on “the ultimate driving machine”? If you do, you might want to […]

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City Life

How the Revamped Spruce and Pine Bike Lanes Lost a Safety Feature in Society Hill

The newly repaved Spruce and Pine street bike lanes feel like the future of street infrastructure in Philly: They’re smooth and well-marked, and ultimately allow […]

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On the Market: Bi-Level Condo in Society Hill

Here and there across the city, you will run across notable rows of townhouses and rowhouses that display exceptional unity of appearance. Usually these are […]

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Fire Triggered by Flooding Closes Society Hill’s Twisted Tail

An underground electrical fire directly beneath Twisted Tail in Headhouse Square caused the restaurant to close last night. A combination of PGW construction outside the building at […]