Jawdropper of the Week: A Sanctuary Outs

Jawdropper of the Week: A Sanctuary Outside Stockton – 35 Raven Rock Rd., Stockton, N.J. 08559 | Photos courtesy Addison Wolfe Real Estate Sometimes you have to pack your bags and get away. While spas are the obvious choice of most people in search of a relaxing weekend away from the chaos of normal life, Scotsfield offers you the opportunity to live in your own private spa all year long. This lush and lovely mini-estate is just outside the country crossroads of Rosemon… http://ow.ly/t8Fm505EBBN

First-Time Find: Updated Contemporary Co

First-Time Find: Updated Contemporary Comfort in Bryn Mawr – 117 Montrose Ave., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images from Long & Foster Real Estate Sellers who photograph homes for sale, and some brokers as well, often resort to tricks to make spaces look larger than they are. It’s a shame, for usually, photos that show the spaces as they are will reveal that they have enough room for a typical buyer. Most often, this takes the form of using a wide-angle lens to take in … http://ow.ly/53v8505CiNy

Farmhouse Friday: Staying Faithful in Ma

Farmhouse Friday: Staying Faithful in Malvern – 34 Rabbit Run Rd., Malvern, Pa. 19355 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach There are more than two stones now along the driveway leading to the “Hill with Two Stones” (the English translation of this unique farmstead’s Welsh name, “Bryn Ddeu-Faen”). Not to mention the thousands of them that went into constructing the late 1700s farmhouse and mid-1800s field master’s house that have now been combined into a single residence…. http://ow.ly/D94j505sx3d

Jawdropper of the Week: An Electrifying

Jawdropper of the Week: An Electrifying Old City Spectacle – 2 Loxley Ct., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | Images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty Tucked away on one of those little alleys that help give Old City its character is a home with a connection to Philadelphia’s most famous scientific experiment. This charming colonial home was built in the 1740s by one Benjamin Loxley, who also bequeathed his name to the pedestrian court it sits on. Loxley, an early Phila… http://ow.ly/Xjpv505qpog

First-Time Find: Vintage Charm in Roxbor

First-Time Find: Vintage Charm in Roxborough – 4355 Mitchell St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via Keller Williams Real Estate The classic 1920s porch-front row house can be found in neighborhoods all across Philadelphia. This week, we’ve found a very appealing example of the genre. A very recent top-to-bottom makeover has given this half duplex an updated traditional vibe and all the features modern buyers look for in a home. The front porch with its lacy wro… http://ow.ly/fVNj505o91Y

Main Line Monday: No Heavy Lifting in Wa

Main Line Monday: No Heavy Lifting in Wayne – 15 Highfield Lane, Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via RE/MAX Main Line There are two ways for you to avoid having to mow your grass and shovel the snow from your walkways and driveways in winter if you own a single-family suburban home with a yard: Pay someone to do these things for you, or Move to a community where the homeowners association takes care of this stuff for you. This classically contemporary French-inspired ho… http://ow.ly/ob1o505jrnG

Farmhouse Friday: A Link to the Founder

Farmhouse Friday: A Link to the Founder in North Wales – 667 Lower State Rd., North Wales, Pa. 19454 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred Around Bucks County, William Penn ranks up there with George Washington as the man who has a connection to everyone’s homes. But in Penn’s case, it’s not because he slept in them. Instead, it’s because he deeded the land they sit on. This handsome home’s in the Montgomery County borough of North Wales rather than in Bucks, but… http://ow.ly/rTNj505ewTg

Jawdropper of the Week: The Golden Touch

Jawdropper of the Week: The Golden Touch in Wash West – 1101 Locust St. #7F, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | Photos via Allan Domb Real Estate They say money can’t buy you love, but this stunning apartment proves that all wrong. Soaring high above the streets of Washington Square West, this week’s Jawdropper is located in the luxurious Western Union Building, and truly no detail was spared in the creation of this masterpiece. Entering the foyer, you’re not only greeted with t… http://ow.ly/FWAw505cubt

First-Time Find: Room for Your Brood in

First-Time Find: Room for Your Brood in Wyncote – 33 Waverly Rd., Wyncote, Pa. 19095 | TREND images via Weichert Realtors Jenkintown Most first-time home buyers are usually just starting a family or taking their first steps on their career paths. But not all of them. We know that there are families with children out there who for various reasons never got around to establishing themselves as homeowners. Maybe career demands made it unwise to commit to a home, or finance… http://ow.ly/Pc1W505aeOD

Trinity Tuesday: Traditionally Modern in

Trinity Tuesday: Traditionally Modern in Northern Liberties – 1039 N. Orianna St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Zillow On a blissfully peaceful tree-lined street in the heart of  Northern Liberties lies this week’s extra-large trinity. Recently, this home got a complete makeover, giving the structure a new take on traditional style and giving you the perfect space to start your next chapter. Entering inside this historic little trinity, you are immediately… http://ow.ly/3Mse5057Xro

Main Line Monday: An Owner Dares You in

Main Line Monday: An Owner Dares You in Wynnewood – 310 Fairhill Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 | TREND images from prior listing via Zillow The home search engine Zillow has a category of homes it calls “Make Me Move.” These homes are not currently listed for sale, but their owners have set a price that would get them to sell in a second if a buyer offers it. In our search for an outstanding Main Line home to feature this week, we ran across one of them. It’s very spacious,… http://ow.ly/jh6n5055GyT

Farmhouse Friday: A Touch of Broadway in

Farmhouse Friday: A Touch of Broadway in Bucks County – 6684 Phillips Mill Rd., Solebury, Pa. 18963 | Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate Entering the historic Johnsgate farmstead itself feels a little like you’ve walked onto a stage set. Walk through the picket fence and immediately you’re greeted with just a taste of the expansive and gorgeous grounds this property has to offer. But that stage-struck feeling you get is no accident: Bucks County resident and Broadway … http://ow.ly/d17B5050KT5

Jawdropper of the Week: Contemporary His

Jawdropper of the Week: Contemporary History in Old City – 149 S. Hancock St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | Images via Redfin “Everything old is new again” is probably the best phrase one can use to describe this stunning renovation of a historic 19th-century commercial building on Hancock Street in Old City. This building is the sole survivor of a row of similar buildings, and it has a pedigree: Cabinetmaker Michael Bouvier, the great-great-grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvi… http://ow.ly/rg7J504YIlv

First-Time Find: A Fresh Update on a Cla

First-Time Find: A Fresh Update on a Classic in Mt. Airy – 334 E. Meehan Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19119 | TREND Images via the Zach Behr Group At first glance, one would think this English-style home on a quiet street in East Mt. Airy is an old historic charmer. On the outside, a beautiful stone facade and a tiny, green garden greet you as you enter the front door of this townhome. But inside, this home is something much more. With modern updates completed in 2006, this … http://ow.ly/W4rM504WuQs

Main Line Monday: A Piece of France in W

Main Line Monday: A Piece of France in Wayne – 300 Valley Pl., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach This French-inspired beauty is giving us an “Ooh la la” moment. With a substantial amount of outdoor and garden space and an informal layout, this home is a gem and a departure from the usual Main Line fare. The enchantment begins at curbside, where the home is fronted by a landscaped garden laced with pea gravel paths and surrounded by a charming picket f… http://ow.ly/rEch504S0uH

Habitat: River Views in New Hope – The d

Habitat: River Views in New Hope – The deck disguises the elevated foundation while providing a woodsy perch for taking in views of the river. When a retired local couple was looking for a weekend getaway, they found a home nestled between the Delaware River and the Delaware Canal at New Hope’s southern edge. They had filled their place in Philadelphia with their collection of Asian and African art and looked forward to putting their globetrotting touch on their country… http://ow.ly/q0cc504PMWv

Farmhouse Friday: Roadside Rest in Riege

Farmhouse Friday: Roadside Rest in Riegelsville – 6014 Route 412, Riegelsville, Pa., 18077 | TREND Images via Addison Wolfe Real Estate You’ve seen classic Pennsylvania farmhouses like this one before: they’re almost kissing the road they’re situated on, either because they were plunked alongside it back when they were built or the road’s been widened since then. This early 1840s Bucks County farmhouse known as Springfield Cottage looks like one of the former, for it ap… http://ow.ly/yc2A504NbVo

450 New Apartments Planned at 4th & Call

450 New Apartments Planned at 4th & Callowhill – 4th & Callowhill | Cecil Baker + Partners It appears that a developer is hoping to build something big at 4th and Callowhill streets, in the space between Old City and Northern Liberties. On Wednesday, renderings of the project were made public ahead of a meeting of the Civic Design Review Committee next month. The project includes 454 apartments in two towers, one 26 stories tall and the other 23, with extensive landscap… http://ow.ly/g6Vk504ITkL

Trinity Tuesday: A Renovated Rare Find o

Trinity Tuesday: A Renovated Rare Find on Rodman Street – 1721 Rodman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach The streets that usually come to mind when we think of “Old Philadelphia” are the “little streets” — the Quince Streets and Elfreth’s Alleys that grace a million picture postcards. And the house type that so many think of when they say that phrase is the trinity, the uniquely Philadelphian form that generations of working people called h… http://ow.ly/vz0I504GGrf