His goal, he said, will be "DiCianni Tower," a residential high-rise like no other in Philadelphia. Today, however, Frank DiCianni is more than satisfied with 1703 Pine St., a mixed-use building that the 2012 Drexel grad and son of architect Francesco DiCianni spent six months bringing back to life.
The last time we moved was in 2001. The time before that was in 1987. I hate moving, although I know that the hour is coming when I will have to leave my little bungalow in Brigadoon and head to a mortgage-free, low-property-tax land more conducive to retirement.
Alan J. Heavens has been writing about real estate and home improvement for 27 of his 36 years at the Inquirer and for most of his 49 years as a reporter. Author of three books, he was "The Gadgeteer" on the Discovery Channel's Home Matters and president of the National Association of Real Estate Editors.