Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Stairs are the worst: 3 homes with spectacular elevators

Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 4:00 AM
Who among us hasn’t been laden down with bags – luggage, gifts or shopping – and stared forlornly at the staircase before us. Best way to fight stair fatigue? Have an elevator on hand in your home. We are sure it will make hauling out the boxes of holiday decorations easier. This... Read more

Mountain House Marvels: Historic home in Buck Hill Falls for $995k

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 4:00 AM
Luxury mountaintop getaways often skew one of two ways: soulless new construction or campy timbertown. This Buck Hill Falls gem stands out for avoiding both. Built in 1902, the home retains much of its period charm even while it has been renovated to accommodate modern tastes. There is still a bit... Read more

Strange listings: Passyunk Square taxidermy

Thursday, November 26, 2015, 4:00 AM
For properties on the market, listing photos can drive traffic to your home … or drive people away in terror. A good photo on a sunny day can evoke warm feelings of coziness, and a grainy photo without much natural light can scare off buyers. Locally, listing photos run the gamut from professionally... Read more

For sale: 3 million-dollar wine cellars in Bucks County

Tuesday, November 24, 2015, 4:00 AM
Julia Child’s home in France has recently hit the market, but the commute to visit La Pitchoune may be a bit much for most Philadelphia-area residents to bear. And so we thought we might find some country estates in our own backyard that feature room for one of Julia’s favorite ingredients:... Read more

Mountain House Marvels: A small village in Monroe County for $1.9 million

Monday, November 23, 2015, 4:00 AM
Calling this property a singular mountain house marvel feels somewhat insufficient. How do you calculate square footage on a listing that includes an enormous stone residence, two separate two-bedroom houses, several small cabins, two commercial buildings and a standalone garage? The showstopper on... Read more

Property Line: Society Hill bargains less than $400,000

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 4:00 AM
In addition to a bunch of I.M. Pei architecture and cobblestone streets, Society Hill is noted for being home to the most 18th-and early 19th-century homes of any neighborhood in the United States. All of which adds up to some pretty tony sales prices to match. At an average listing price of just... Read more

For sale: 3 show-stopping Main Line kitchens

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, 4:00 AM
This time of year, it’s easy to feel as if you’re spending more time in your kitchen than in your bedroom, living room and dining room combined. These properties feature gourmet galleys that will lessen the pain. With beautiful floorplans, lots of windows and nooks to sit down and plan... Read more

Mountain House Marvels: Fallsdale Farm plus guest house for $1.75 million

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 4:00 AM
Fallsdale Farm is a bit of a misnomer. But the name might be misleading in most convenient possible way. There are no 5 a.m. chores or fields to work here. Just lots of rolling hills and pastures. Consider it the best of mountain-house living with a deep streak of country living. There is, however... Read more

Fall rental report: Most expensive Philadelphia neighborhoods

Tuesday, November 10, 2015, 4:00 AM
According to Zumper, Philadelphia was the 14th most expensive rental market in the nation this fall, with median rental rates for single bedrooms at $1,300. Number crunchers there determined that two-bedroom units fell 0.7 percent to $1,390. The Zumper National Rent Report analyzes rental data from... Read more

For sale: 3 holiday party palaces in Bucks County

Monday, November 9, 2015, 4:00 AM
Now that the holiday season is upon us, we’re thinking about entertaining spaces and dining room square footage. In short: where best to stow the folks who will be stopping by for dinners and parties and family gatherings? These three properties in Bucks County boast square footage abundant... Read more
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