It's the ultimate in all-inclusive getaways - Imagine a place where you can access your grocery store, bank, dry cleaner, gym, pool, library, spa, salon, diner, and pharmacy - without actually stepping outside. (Um, hello Winter 2011, you really made us all a bunch of shut-ins!).
This is Where it's At: And when you do decide to step outside - whether you're hopping into your car from the covered parking garage or hopping on the on-site bus service to head to Center City, or going for a jog along the Parkway - you'll be in one of the most breathtaking and historic areas of Philadelphia - the Art Museum.
What do you think? Do you have what it takes to be a Philadelphian?
Well, we have an amazing opportunity to live at one of the city's most impressive addresses. Stay tuned for our blog series on the Philadelphian, at 2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, our Fresh Address.
Spring is all about re-connecting with your senses, so stimulate them with whimsy! For the new season, we automatically lean towards bold, energizing colors like turquoise, green, and bright pink. Wake up your room with these vibrant shades in the form of an eye-catching pillow, a striking vase, or a chair in a dazzling pattern or hue. Even the simple switch to a new light fixture can bring in color and also add playful architectural elements.
Another way to brighten up for spring? A new work of art can make you view any room in a new light. Go for something fun like this Papier-Mache Deer with Floral Antlers. Or try a custom piece from artist Parvez Taj. He can create the print of your dreams and transfer it to bamboo, aluminum, or canvas.
Wanna talk more about color? Talk to us! For color consults or to purchase these items, please visit Busybee Homestore & Design Center at 734 South Street.
[images via stray dog designs]
While it's so easy to refer to homes around the Art Museum section of the city as "the Art Museum area", we wanted to clear something up.
We have not forgotten Francisville!
We simply use the Art Museum as a point of reference for people who are new to Philadelphia or may not be aware of the smaller, distinctive neighborhoods in the nooks and crannies of Philadelphia (there are oh so many!).
So what exactly defines Francisville, you ask?
One of our readers recently emailed us to let us know of a listing that is actually in Francisville, which is known as "East of Fairmount, further east of the Art Museum area and north of Spring Garden". Boundaries for the neighborhood are Fairmount Avenue to the south, Girard Avenue to the north, Broad Street to the east, and Corinthian Avenue to the west.
We regret the error and fixed our mistake - you can check out the updated listing in Francisville here. We also added a Francisville category to our neighborhood categories.
The Francisville website calls it "Historic. Off the Grid. Unique. Diverse. Walkable". It is all of those things and more. The neighborhood could soon be known as a prime destination for green housing, with plans for a LEED-certified housing development in the works. It's close to some of the city's best restaurants and coffeeshops (Osteria, Mugshots) and is extremely close to local universities and Center City, and of course, Eastern State Penitentiary, the Art Museum, and the attractions of the Parkway.
For more information about Francisville, contact Penelope Giles, President of the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation.
If you have any breaking news or ideas for coverage of Francisville, please let us know! We'd love to add more Francisville content to our blog.
1346 E Columbia Ave
Open House on Sunday, February 27th from 12:45-2pm – Come tour this 3 bedroom Fishtown home offering you a property that is just like new construction with a huge open first floor and the following features:
- Very bright
- Formal Living and Dining room space
- Hardwood floors
- Eat in Kitchen w/ high cabinets granite subway tile backsplash and breakfast bar
- 1st floor powder room
- 2 bedrooms with their own bathrooms
- 3rd floor master suite
- Beautifully landscaped yard
- 10 year tax abatement
Remax Access, Northern Liberties
They said it on the air
On the radio whoa oh oh"
Listen in on Sunday, February 27th from 9-10AM on WFYL 1180AM to hear our opinions on the Real Estate Market. You can also stream the show online at www.1180wfyl.com.
We'll be sharing our predictions, advice for homebuyers and sellers, and addressing questions with the same candor and spark that you'd expect from us on the blog...So park yourself in front of the computer with your coffee or tune in during your commute and hear us out.
Who knows what we'll say...on the radio.
15-20 minutes before your Open House or before a showing, place a tray of prepared but uncooked cinnamon buns in the oven and bake. Let the aroma fill your entire dwelling. When they are fully baked remove from the oven, let them cool, and place them in clear view with napkins and a note that says "Welcome Home. Please Enjoy."
Your home smells amazing and there will be a special treat for the lucky visitor.
Cinnamon Buns do more than stimulate the olfactory nerve, the treat is strongly connected to memory and it has been linked to reducing depression, increasing libido (wink, wink), and creating an overall feeling of happiness!
Scented candles, oils and sprays are not as effective. You can find ready-to-bake Cinnamon Buns at your local grocer. Try it ! I am telling you...Pheromones Sell Homes!
A European inspired bath with floating vanity made of zebra wood, striated white rectangular tiles and a pebble floor beneath your feet. This is the bath you have always wanted.
These two homes at 2568-70 Collins Street in Fishtown have all of the modern amenities that you need for some luxe lavatory living. Think of how much time you spend in your bathroom. Don't you deserve a smartly designed, peaceful environment to retreat to? The bathroom matters...and we're loving the look and feel of these Collins Street powder rooms.
Please contact the Somers Team for more information.
The PERFECT Deal - It is NOT an Urban Legend !
Have you ever had the perfect deal ? Where all the stars aligned ? Where there was very little drama or no drama at all ? Where everything just worked out... Maybe it was not real estate related but something else happened, a job situation, a relationship, where all the little factors and elements aligned where the end result was just right...
Here is our story:
The Seller- Someone who "gets it", has a lot of experience in real estate and knows that a listing price needs to be priced right and knows his Fishtown market well for sold homes.
The Buyers - Have seen a lot of homes, looking for something special. Just backed out of a deal that was a complete rehab where questions had come up with termite activity. That house was just not for them.
The House- Very charming, 3 story, original details, perfect location in Fishtown, and just very special. EXACTLY what the buyers were looking for and they knew it from the moment they stepped in.
The Somers - One showing for the property and done. Both the buyer and seller were thrilled that we will able to match them together before we had a sign on the property. They were a match made in heaven.
And.... while other deals had drama going on, this deal was as smooth as butter, the home inspection process was drama-free, the mortgage process was streamlined, no issues with an appraisal and the settlement was extremely relaxing and enjoyable.
At the walk-through, it was a pleasure to see the new buyers hug each other and see their smiles and joy.
And to top it off, it was Valentines Day !
Congrats to Liz and Ben ! We wish them all the best in their new home !
3 Bedroom Home for Sale in Old Kensington, Philadelphia – 2 Yr Old Brickfront Home w/ Attached Garage and More!
625 W Thompson Street
This 3 bedroom home for sale in Old Kensington is 2 yr old single brickfront home just north of Northern Liberties with 2 side yards, rear cement patio and fencing around boundary line. Rare opportunity to own a home with an oversized lot and an attached oversized garage!
1st floor features include:
- 1st floor bedroom suite
- access to the garage
- laundry closet large enough for side by side washer & dryer
2nd floor features:
- cozy dining nook
- fully loaded kitchen overlooking the dining and living rooms
- Living room is bright and cheery with a storage closet for coats
The 3rd floor features 2 bedrooms with plenty of closet space, large full hall bath with linen closet and an additional closet for extra storage.
You will also find:
- recessed lighting
- stainless backsplash
- modern cabinet pulls
- alarm system
- cable wired
- close to the Piazza, restaurants & cafe's, public transportation
We welcome your visit to this 3 bedroom home for sale in Old Kensington.
Remax Access, Northern Liberties