Tag Archives: Center City

Bright Top Floor 1BR in Prime Philly $975

UPDATE: This apartment has been rented. YOU WERE THINKING OF MOVING TO PHILADELPHIA, weren’t you? Or maybe you already live there and need new digs. The town is hot hot hot, so hot that the popular Brooklyn-based real estate blog, … Continue reading

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Philly’s Secret Gardens

This is adapted from my article in the April 2009 issue of Garden Design magazine. THE GREENING of Philadelphia goes back to 1683, when founder William Penn modeled its four park-like squares (still there!) on those of Europe’s “green countrie … Continue reading

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Why I Love Philadelphia, Part 3: Trinity Houses

“TRINITIES,” IN PHILADELPHIA PARLANCE, are three-room, three-story houses — one room per floor — built between the 1790s and 1840s.  They’re cozy, charming, evocative, historic, and, some might add, un-livable. Rear unit of my ‘double trinity’ in South Kensington, above. … Continue reading

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