Category Archives: PHILADELPHIA

Philly’s Mid-Century Modern Mecca

IT’S LIKE eBAY NEVER HAPPENED at the vast Mid-Century Furniture Warehouse in Philadelphia, where larger-than-life opera props jostle with well-made 1960s American case goods by such companies as Lane and Drexel, and new, retro-style upholstered furniture and dining sets made … Continue reading

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Quickie Renovation in Philadelphia

ONE OF THE BEST PIECES of self-help advice I ever read in a magazine¬†was: “Savor your accomplishments.” Ridiculous that I had to read it in a magazine, but I did, and I took it to heart. Here we are in … Continue reading

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Done! Philadelphia Attic Duplex Reno

IN CASE ANYONE HAS BEEN WONDERING, the Philadelphia renovation in a c.1810 row house that¬†commanded much of my attention and most of my resources last winter was finally finished in May. I’m very pleased with how it turned out. In … Continue reading

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Ongoing Philadelphia Renovation Still Ongoing

HAVE YOU EVER DREAMED of opening a door and finding an extra room you hadn’t known was there? I have (mainly during the years I lived in too-small New York City apartments), but last fall, I had it happen in … Continue reading

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George Washington Partied Here: A Visit to Philadelphia’s Powel House

Tour of Philadelphia’s Powel House Brings Our First President and Colonial Power Elite to Vivid Life Continue reading

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FOR RENT: Philadelphia 1 BR, Prime Queen Village, Private Yard, $1,300/month

NOW THAT YOU’RE ALL FIRED UP about Philadelphia from reading my last few blog posts, perhaps you’re ready to go live there? Or know someone who is? (If so, please pass this on.) Because I happen to have an apartment … Continue reading

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Vintage Storefronts of Philadelphia

ONE OF THE THINGS that makes Philadelphia so not-New York is the abundance of old storefronts, even whole rows and blocks of them, that have endured through the decades without being demolished or remodeled out of existence. Philly still has … Continue reading

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