The arched windows on the facade are reminiscent of a more elegant time, and its position under the El is a reminder of the city's expansion.
"The home was originally built as servers' or maids' quarters for the seven-bedroom estate in front of it," the owner said.
Priced at $2,145 to $9,345 a month, the apartments in the storied building have rare views of two Philadelphia parks - Independence Mall and Washington Square.
Jeffery Kozero stands to play an outsized role in Philadelphia's development trajectory as he seeks wide-ranging changes to the rules governing waterfront building heights.
The hot real estate market contributes to rising rents and home prices that are pushing low-income and working-class people out of their old neighborhoods, and prevents them from finding housing in neighborhoods right for them.
New York designer and author Victoria Hagan offers ideas for furnishings, kitchens, wallpaper and more.
The median home listing price in the Chester County borough is $650,000, and the median closing price is $513,000.
The Eckenhoffs - a car dealer and a school board president - own an 1812 farmhouse in Southampton. "Automobile agencies are challenging, but farming is truly humbling because nature is really the boss," Ted Eckenhoff says.
Drexel economist Kevin Gillen's third quarter housing report reveals some interesting trends about the way the Philadelphia housing market is changing. Between million-dollar home sales sprouting in West Philadelphia and the Northeast, and with home values increasing in neighborhoods such as Bridesburg...
The median home listing in Gwynedd Valley is $890,000, with the median closing at $858,000.
"Walk out the door and there are 50 miles of biking and hiking trails," the owner said, describing her Andorra neighborhood. "It feels like another world, but it's still in Philadelphia."
Today, the median home sale price in Mount Holly, Burlington County, is just under $248,000, a rise since the summer.
The federal Historic Tax Credit has helped preserve more than 300 historic buildings in Philadelphia since 2002.