1 hour ago

Ori Feibush buys historic chocolate factory for homes, retail

Feibush, president and founder of OCF Realty, bought the building at 2101 Washington Avenue last week, finalizing a $15.5 million sale.

    Historic chocolate factory bought by developer Ori Feibush
    South Philly residents may soon have to say goodbye to the historic, 150-year-old Frankford Chocolate Factory, which was recently acquired by Philly developer Ori Feibush, to be converted into homes, retail and open space. Feibush, president and founder of OCF Realty, bought the building at 2101 Washington Avenue last week, finalizing a $15.5 million sale.
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5 hours ago

Sleek Old City home on the pier asks $600K

The 7 North Columbus Boulevard home, which has two bedrooms and two and a half baths, sits in the Pier Five condominium complex—right on the water.

    Old City home on the pier with greenhouse-style room asks $600K
    A sleek home with plenty of windows that looks out over the Ben Franklin bridge and the Delaware River just listed for $599,900. The 7 North Columbus Boulevard home, which has two bedrooms and two and a half baths, sits in the Pier Five condominium complex-right on the water.
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4 days ago

Countryside manor designed by Edmund Gilchrist lists for $1.5M

...in part to Gilchrist’s fondness for building houses in the neighborhoods of Mt. Airy, Chestnut Hill and Germantown—but little has changed about its structure. The kitchen was moved during a renovation and...

1012 Westview Street [Kathy Krebs, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]

    This French countryside-style manor asks $1.5M
    Influential Philly architect Edmund Gilchrist is known for many things, but chief among them was his work developing the Chestnut Hill and West Mount Airy neighborhoods in the early 1900s, and his love of creating grand rural homes, reminiscent Norman-style manors in the French countryside The Harrington House in West Mt.
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5 days ago

Philly Real Estate Week hopes to bridge information gap

There will be a community open house to discuss the week on May 9 at Better Than Success’s offices on 2930 Jasper Street in Port Richmond, Purvy said. They also plan to release a full agenda within the next week.

    Philly Real Estate Week hopes to bridge information gap
    A first annual Real Estate Week is coming to Philly this spring, and with it, organizers are hoping to bring lesser-known information on urban planning, home ownership and the structure of the city to the public.
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5 days ago

Spring Garden home with stone archways lists for $313K

1501 Green Street #2 [Tammy McMullin, Keller Williams]

    This Spring Garden home with stone archways is asking $313K
    A 100-year-old home in the heart of the city brings a touch of old Philadelphia into the modern day, all for $313,000. The two-bed, two-bath home offers a lot of unique design features throughout its nearly 1,000 square feet of space, but some that stick out most are the high ornamental ceilings in the front living room and long chandelier.
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Apr 17

Dranoff selling luxury Philly apartments to Denver-based company

The properties include Locust on the Park—which is in Fitler Square— 777 South Broad and Southstar Lofts—which are both around Hawthorne—and Left Bank in University City. They...

    Dranoff selling luxury Philly apartments to Denver-based company
    Carl Dranoff is selling six of his team's luxury apartment buildings in and around the city to Denver-based investment company, Aimco, in a $445 million transaction. The developers announced the news this week, saying that they have a, "pipeline of new and exciting developments" that they're eager to focus on.
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Apr 17

Sunny Bella Vista penthouse with marble countertops asks $865K

The home, which sits on the top floor of the Lofts at Bella Vista at 1101 Washington Avenue, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sleek, industrial-style feel to its space.

    Sunny Bella Vista penthouse asks $865K
    A well-lit penthouse offering high ceilings and 1,700 square feet of space just listed in South Philly for $865,000. The home, which sits on the top floor of the Lofts at Bella Vista at 1101 Washington Avenue, has two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a sleek, industrial-style feel to its space.
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Apr 12

South Philly home with barn doors and plenty of brick asks $639K

Situated at 1126 South 13th Street, the three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home boasts two worn wood barn doors...

    South Philly home with barn doors and plenty of brick asks $639K
    For Philadelphians-or hopefuls-in the market for a home that combines rustic and contemporary styles, this renovated South Philly listing, which sits at 1,020 square feet, has you covered. Situated at 1126 South 13th Street, the three-bed, two-and-a-half-bath home boasts two worn wood barn doors and plenty of well-lit space.
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Apr 11

New 10-story condo project planned near Parkway

Tom Bock, developer of the 10-story project at 2100 Hamilton Street recently received a zoning permit to erect the building. It will see 33 residential units and 48 parking spaces, along with an underground parking garage.

    New 10-story condo may conflict with Rail Park plans
    A 125-foot-high residential building is planned for a space just behind the Rodin Museum, feet from the the ever-bustling Parkway. But, while it may be a boon to residents hoping to move to the popular neighborhood, it could also conflict with nearby park project.
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Apr 11

Restorations coming for 19th-century Frank Furness building

It’s partly for Furness, partly for the beauty of the building itself, that Lussenhop said he’s had his eye on 22 South 40th Street for the better part of a decade.

    Historic, forgotten Frank Furness building will be restored
    Now covered in tin siding and somewhat forgotten in West Philly, a late 19th-century building designed by famed Philly architect Frank Furness, is getting a second chance at life. The building, which was designed in 1874 and sits at the corner of 40th and Ludlow Streets, was purchased by development company U3 Ventures last year.
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Apr 10

Architects granted award for restoration of 1912 automat

DAS Architects will be given an award for restoring the Steele Building at 15 South 11th Street during the Preservation Achievement Awards in June, according to an announcement this month.

    Architects granted award for restoration of 1912 automat
    A center city building, which used to house the once-popular Horn & Hardart's Automat, has undergone a restoration, bringing the building back to its 1912 glory and winning the architects recognition in the process. DAS Architects will be given an award for restoring the Steele Building at 15 South 11th Street during the Preservation Achievement Awards in June, according to an announcement this month.
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Apr 09

Northern Liberties home with touch of rustic charm asks $350K

...country to Northern Liberties for only $350,000. The two bed, one-bath home at 176 West Laurel Street has an open floor plan, with the living room seamlessly connected to the dining area...

    Northern Liberties home with rustic charm asks $350K
    The two-bed, one-bath home features farmhouse doors and exposed beams
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Apr 09

Chinatown home with soaring ceilings asks $390K

The two-bed, two-bath home sits at 1027-31 Arch Street in the heart of Chinatown and has a sleek and polished look, with bamboo floors and shoji sliding doors in the first level room.

    Chinatown home with plenty of light listed for $390K
    A bi-level home with 1,300 square feet of space and tall windows that look out over Center City just listed for $389,900. The two-bed, two-bath home sits at 1027-31 Arch Street in the heart of Chinatown and has a sleek and polished look, with bamboo floors and shoji sliding doors in the first level room.
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Apr 06

Proposed Penn dorm designed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson takes step forward

...foot building, which would sit on what is now green space, on the corner of 40th and Walnut streets. It would house 450 students, four faculty apartments, a coffee bar and a multipurpose...

    Proposed $163 million Penn college house takes step forward
    A new design for a proposed $163 million college house on Penn's campus aims to-among other things-increase the building's transparency and symbolically embrace the library next door. Representatives from Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, the architecture firm behind the proposed dorm, presented the updated design at a Civic Design Review (CDR) meeting this week.
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