Monthly Archives: March 2015
Not Your Average Row Home

Row homes by definition tend to be repetitive, but this example shows how paying attention to the details can really set a home apart. Exposed stone and refinished wood floors will never look the same in two different properties. Paying attention to all of the “touch points”, the objects you physically interact with, make a huge difference in how you experience a home. Solid wood doors, high end dimmer switches, and tasteful granite counters in the kitchen coupled with natural slate floors make for a sensory living experience. Also, the convenience of a walk in closet, especially in what might otherwise be a tight space without storage, gives an important life amenity. A wonderfully landscaped backyard makes great use of the outdoor space for when city living requires a little peace and quiet. Listed at $264,900, check out the complete listing here: 140 Carson St.

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Nonprofit Mt. Airy USA Works to Revitalize East Mount Airy

Local real estate nonprofit Mt. Airy USA is continuing to shine a spotlight on rehabbing distressed properties in East Mount Airy. Anuj Gupta (Mayor Nutter’s former Chief of Staff) and Brad Copeland argue that this is an essential way to better revitalize neighborhoods in East Mount Airy.  From Philly.com:

The state’s conservatorship law “gives the petitioner control of a property and ownership rights of titleholder without taking title to the property. If successful, you complete the rehab and teardown, or perhaps plant a community garden. Once done, then you petition the court to transfer the title. I argue it’s the most powerful tool on a one-off basis we now have to fight blight,” Gupta said.

These days, Germantown Avenue in Mount Airy has come alive with galleries, stores, and restaurants, including Little Jimmie’s Bakery Café.

 

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Filadelphia: Carnaval en Philly

Tomorrow night Tropicalismo, Philly’s leading platform for Afro-Latin-Caribbean culture, presents Carnaval en Philly- a celebration in Latin music, folklore, dance, food, live performances and artistic expression. Tropicalismo is teaming up with art gallery Taller Puertoriqueno to bring Carnaval’s rich culture and traditions right here to the City of Brotherly Love. Come check out art, photography and sculpture from the likes of Jaime Alvarez, Grimaldi Baez, and Miguel Antonio Horn.

For more information, click here

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Grand 5 Bedroom Home on Half Acre Lot $530K

This 1915 home reminds me of a Norman Rockwell painting. It features a spacious 3,300 square feet, high ceilings, 27′ long entrance hall, circular staircase that opens up to the 3rd floor, and exposed beams, brick and floors. Windows and skylights let in tons of natural light in this cool, eclectic kitchen.

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