Hard Hat Tour: The Bridge – A finished m

Hard Hat Tour: The Bridge – A finished model unit at The Bridge, outfitted with furniture from Millésimé | Ligne Roset. | Photos: Sandy Smith unless otherwise noted Some of 205 Race Street’s Old City neighbors wanted a building at Second and Race streets that respected the neighborhood’s cornice line. They got one, only with a tower plunked on top of it. Others worried about the view of the Ben Franklin Bridge. A hole in that tower preserves it. And both the neighbors a… http://ow.ly/DhIo507oRgV

A Pool With A View Proposed for Fishtown

A Pool With A View Proposed for Fishtown Mixed-Use Project – Rendering of the projecting pool proposed for 1220 Frankford Ave. by Morris Adjmi Architects Developer Roland Kassis has tweaked and refined the design for his proposed boutique hotel at 1224 Frankford Ave., a project Fishtown residents enthusiastically supported when he brought the first set of renderings before the Fishtown Neighbors Association in February of last year. The basic structure and elements of t… http://ow.ly/MMhU507hAKh

Main Line High Schools Dominate 2017 Nic

Main Line High Schools Dominate 2017 Niche State Rankings – Conestoga High School in the Tredyffrin-Easttown School District. According to the latest Niche.com rankings, it’s the state’s best public high school in the state’s best school district. | Google Street View image It’s getting crowded out on the Main Line as the area’s traditional powerhouse high schools get lapped by a more recent arrival to the ranks of top performers. In its 2017 rankings of the “Best Publi… http://ow.ly/gsoe507745S

Trinity Tuesday: Secrets of NoLibs Trini

Trinity Tuesday: Secrets of NoLibs Trinity Exposed! – 1023-A N. Lawrence St., Philadelphia, Pa., 19123 | TREND Images via RE/MAX Access This airy, light-filled trinity is a stunning example of what a pinch of charm, a dash of character, a generous sprinkling of hardwood floors and rustic exposed brick, and a modern spiral staircase can truly do for a home. Located on a sunny street in Northern Liberties, this home looks like many of its neighbors on the outisde. But ins… http://ow.ly/2J5X506NoQn

Main Line Monday: Over-the-Top Opulence

Main Line Monday: Over-the-Top Opulence in Haverford – 327 Grays Ln., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach There are lots of fabulous mansions on the Main Line. We’ve featured several of them in this space. But we’ve run across very few of them that combine elegant details, loads of space for you and your stuff, and extraordinary features in the way this relatively modest (for its category) 1921 brick Colonial does. But we shouldn’t have been so surp… http://ow.ly/Xjnz506KOTC

Homes Got More Affordable in Philly Last

Homes Got More Affordable in Philly Last Quarter – Here’s how much you need to make a year to afford the median-priced home in the nation’s 27 largest metros, according to HSH.com. The salary required in Philly is just above the nationwide number. House prices in the Philadelphia market continued to climb in the third quarter of 2016, which is good news for homeowners wishing to sell. But there was good news for buyers too, according to mortgage site HSH.com: a 1.16-bas… http://ow.ly/vT87506F8o9

Jawdropper of the Week: A Hilltop Retrea

Jawdropper of the Week: A Hilltop Retreat in Copesville – 895 Copes Ln., West Chester, Pa. 19380 | TREND images via RE/MAX Town & Country Have you ever imagined driving through the Adirondack Mountains on a gorgeous fall day? The crisp autumn air that blows your hair back while the smell of leaves and late fall fires envelop your senses. Yellow, orange and red leaves are cast up in the air as you drive on, and the fall scenery has you thinking you’ve landed on a movie s… http://ow.ly/TuFH506CN5b

Thos. Moser Joins the Back-to-the-City M

Thos. Moser Joins the Back-to-the-City Movement – Thos. Moser’s new Rittenhouse Row showroom, next door to the Apple Store on Walnut Street. | Photos: Scott Spitzer Photography/Thos. Moser unless otherwise noted Thos. Moser has been making handcrafted furniture in Maine since 1972 and selling it in Philadelphia since the early 1980s. The company’s affinity for Pennsylvania runs strong and deep, and on Thursday, Nov. 10, Moser returned to Center City, where it opened its… http://ow.ly/LPcn506vf4c

Farmhouse Friday: History Inside and Out

Farmhouse Friday: History Inside and Out in Chester County – 1573 Camp Linden Rd., West Chester, Pa. 19382 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Living at Brandybend Farm makes you a link in the great chain of history. Brandybend is located next to Trimble’s Ford, the famous crossing used by General Cornwallis during the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. In that fight, Cornwallis’ British troops defeated the Americans, who were forced to retreat to Philadelphia. However, as w… http://ow.ly/3GIO506pMTj

First-Time Find: A New, Bold Home in Poi

First-Time Find: A New, Bold Home in Point Breeze for $265K – 1538 S. Colorado St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred The two-story row house is passé, says the conventional wisdom. It’s too small for modern living, and you can’t equip it with the features today’s buyers want. This postmodern two-story row home in Point Breeze, a complete rebuild of a home built in 1917, demonstrates that the conventional wisdom is wrong. It plays well… http://ow.ly/MwYi506ldqA

Farmhouse Friday: A Stone Gorgeous Find

Farmhouse Friday: A Stone Gorgeous Find in Newtown Square – 4701 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pa. 19073 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Looking to fulfill your fantasy of living the life of a country gentleman (or woman) in the middle of Radnor Hunt country? We’ve found just the place for you to live your dream. It’s got a pedigree going back to the 1700s, and thanks to protected land surrounding its lush 18 acres, you’ll be able to enjoy your rural idyll fore… http://ow.ly/lI7e506aIPw

First-Time Find: Share the Good Life in

First-Time Find: Share the Good Life in Point Pleasant – 4851 River Rd., New Hope (Point Pleasant), Pa. 18938 | TREND images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate Usually, the homes we feature as First-Time Finds are geared towards singles, young couples and families who want to get on the first rung of the homeownership ladder. But maybe, just maybe, there’s someone out there who’d like to make a career out of managing property and let the home provide an income. We have the s… http://ow.ly/lRBy5065TJN