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14Nov/120

Now Renting: 2601 Pennsylvania Avenue

2601 Pennsylvania Avenue, Unit 825 is ready to rent in the Art Museum area of Philadelphia. This beautiful and spacious 1 bedroom condo for rent has an open living room/dining room layout. Hardwood Floors. Freshly painted. Newly updated kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Tiled bathroom. Washer and Dryer in the unit. Tenant only pays Electric! Amenities include Fitness Center, Gas, Water, 24-hr Concierge and shuttle bus. Across the street from Fairmount Park, the Art Museum, as well as many other museums and restaurants.

Now renting for $1,450 a month. Contact Sean Dundon at 215-888-1994 or email at [email protected]

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7Sep/120

OPEN HOUSES on Sunday, September 9th in Fishtown & the Art Museum Area

3027 Cambridge Street - Open House from 12-2

Offered at $224,900

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Come tour this beautiful move in ready 2BR home in the Art Museum section of Philadelphia with close proximity to Brewerytown, Kelly Drive and south of Girard Avenue. Home has lots of charm and unique features that include modern lighting, exposed brick, modern kitchen and bath, original refinished hardwoods and a nice sized yard.

 

 

711 Belgrade Street - Open House from 2:30-4:30

Offered at $299,900

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Tour this beautiful 3 bedroom 2 full bath home in Fishtown. You’ll enjoy walking through its spacious living and dining area, and kitchen with polished granite, custom cabinetry, and new stainless steel appliances. Other features include bamboo flooring throughout, recessed lighting, a modern open floor plan, 3rd floor master suite, large closets, and fantastic yard with patio and green space. Enjoy walking to some of Fishtown’s greatest hotspots just minutes away.

If unable to tour these properties on Sunday call us to schedule your tour at 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers.

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17Aug/120

Tip Jar: Support a Vision!

The show “Visions of Arcadia” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art highlights 3 of the most influential Modern Artists and their process and perceptions of a mystical place called “Arcadia”. Arcadia is an “unspoiled harmonious wilderness” and more than just a place where naked bathers hang out near the woods. The notion of Arcadia is really a reaction to times, perceptions, and forward thinking of of the European culture in the 1900’s. The 1850’s through 1900’s were a time of significant growth in the economy due to advancements in agriculture and technology.

I could not help but to compare and contrast what is happening in my little microcosm of the art world in 2012 amongst my artist friends and acquaintances here in Philadelphia. The catalyst to the movements that inspired this amazing collection of art for “Visions of Arcadia” were actually commissioned works by wealthy patrons for their personal enjoyment in their homes. The housing industry was clearly doing very well at the time and I admit to being more than a little envious of the celebration of prosperity.

As a result of my observations of this special installation at PMA, I felt unusually sad. I was sad because when I look around my Philadelphia, I observe so many artists struggling to do what they were born to do. Artists definitely take the brunt of a weak economy and thrive creatively in a strong economy. “Visions of Arcadia” is evidence that this notion is true. The artists of today that have boldly devoted their lives to pursuing their real purpose make many personal sacrifices to do so. They are, in my opinion, the underdogs and pushers of culture in our city.  Developments in art and culture are stunted during economic downturns. So, “Visions of Arcadia",  though a celebration of a Utopia on Earth, showed me how important it is to acknowledge the art and especially "career artists" in our community. My resolve is strengthened more now than ever to support the arts and artists as best I can today, when they need it most.

In the last year I purchased original works from 2 local artists (Rebecca Jacoby and Nancy Blum) and have my hopes set on one more piece from another local emerging artist! I recently blogged about The PaperMill Artist Community and Karyn Vetter, the owner and manager of this radical Kensington outreach. Her contributions are noteworthy. As a volunteer for 2013's InLiquid Benefit, I hope my time provides benefits to the collaborators as well as the art community.  Volunteering is free for those who cannot contribute financially. And, if you have not supported the art community, I ask you to consider buying an original piece or donating to a benefit or sponsoring a local artist. If you love music or dance, there are plenty of opportunities to support these practices in Philadelphia.

So, get out there, get involved, and play a part in the art world in your community.

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10Aug/120

OPEN HOUSE: Sunday, August 12th 12-2 in Art Museum Neighborhood

3027 Cambridge Street

Offered at $239,900

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Stop by our Open House Sunday, August 12th from 12 – 2PM and see this beautiful move in ready 2BR home in the Art Museum section of Philadelphia with close proximity to Brewerytown, Kelly Drive, the Art Museum attractions and is south of Girard Avenue.

Some of the great features to enjoy in this home include:

  • Modern lighting
  • Open & contemporary
  • Original refinishing hardwoods
  • Modern kitchen
  • Modern bath
  • Exposed brick
  • Appliances included
  • Nice sized rear yard
  • Located in a neighborhood that has high real estate value
  • Major redevelopment and revitalization in this area

If unable to tour this weekend, call us for more details: 215-400-2600 - Ask for Chris or Stephanie Somers

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7Aug/120

Fresh Address: 3027 Cambridge Street

Today, we're heading to the Art Museum section of Philadelphia to take a peek at 3027 Cambridge Street.

This is Where It's At: This beautiful 2 bedroom property is in an area undergoing major redevelopment and revitalization, on one of the last remaining streets that have not been over-improved in an area that has historically high real estate value. This quiet no-through-way street in the Art Museum section of Philadelphia is close to Brewerytown, Kelly Drive and the Art Museum attractions, positioned South of Girard Avenue.

Come On In:  This property is all about the charm and unique features! Some of those features include modern lighting, original refinished hard wood floors, exposed brick, open stairs, modern kitchen and bath, as well as a nice size rear yard. The layout is open and has a contemporary feel with a straight through design. Bright, cheery, and affordable. All of the appliances are included with the sale of this property. The roof, electric and plumbing have all been updated and maintained. This house needs nothing and is in move in condition! Watch your equity grow!

Priced at a steal of $239,900! Contact the Somers Team for more information. 

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26Jul/120

Tip Jar: Meet Your Nightmare Neighbor

This week, we strongly advise you to meet your nightmare neighbor.

Meet your neighbor, Eastern State Penitentiary, in the Fairmount section of the Art Museum. This historic attraction/museum is a frequented spot for tourists and local Philadelphians. Being an admitted glutton for the macabre, my tour proved to be a very stimulating experience. If you are a history buff, this place provides plenty of it and apparently Eastern State Penitentiary is believed to be haunted by the very prisoners that once walked the halls and sat in the prison cells you will see in my V-blog.  Visit Eastern State Penitentiary...if you dare, of course.

For more info about Eastern State Penitentiary, visit their website.

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22Mar/120

Relisted: Rent or Buy 2401 Pennsylvania Ave, 16A12

2401 Pennsylvania Avenue, 16A12, is back on the market!

It's all yours for $199,900 or rent it for $1,300 a month.

All utilities included w/ maintenance: unlimited fitness classes at the gym, free bus rides into town, 24 hr concierge, 2 social rooms, a library w/ a view, free bike dock and on-site shopping, pharmacy, dry cleaner, spa, diner and bank! Gym membership includes full use of the indoor & outdoor pools ($30/mo). Majestic Views of the Art Museum & Schuylkill River. Kelly Drive's jogging paths & biking trails are a stone's throw away. The interior of this studio includes new carpeting, hardwood kitchen floor, granite counters, stainless appliance, tile back splash, professionally fitted closets, built-in bed, a huge balcony with slider doors & aerial views year round. Rent includes all utilities, including basic cable. Elevator access to private floor, security entrance, elegant foyer,& extra storage.

Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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28Oct/110

Your Art Museum Sanctuary Awaits!

From the serene courtyard to the blissful and spacious bedroom sanctuary, relaxation awaits at this gorgeous corner condo tucked away in the Art Museum. 829 N. 29th Street, Unit 4, is surrounded by history yet full of all of the modern features and comforts that you seek in your home.  Get a glimpse of the impressive 3rd floor bedroom, which is absolutely enormous, with room for a sitting area, a yoga studio, or reading nook.

Seller will provide 1 year of condo fees with an acceptable offer, genuinely motivated to sell. Priced at $300,000.

Come take a tour! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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The Courtyard Rules at 829 N 29th Street

Just Listed: Tons of New Properties for the Fall Season!

Fresh Address: 829 N 29th Street, #4

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28Sep/110

The Courtyard Rules at 829 N 29th Street

Check out the tranquil garden courtyard at this amazing corner condo in the Art Museum area. 

Courtyard Rules:

1) Playing allowed
2) Gardening allowed
3) Enjoying all season long allowed

Rules we can all live by, plus, NO CONDO FEES FOR ONE YEAR.

(Seller will provide 1 year of condo fees with an acceptable offer, genuinely motivated to sell). $329,900.

Come take a tour! Contact the Somers Team for more information.

Related:

Just Listed: Tons of New Properties for the Fall Season!

Fresh Address: 829 N 29th Street, #4

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27Sep/110

Just Listed: Tons of New Properties for the Fall Season!

Fall is off to an amazing start for us, with tons of new listings that just rolled in for the season.  Click on the properties to check them out! We're excited to show off these fabulous homes with the cooler weather coming, so book your tour today!

Contact the Somers Team for more information.

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