Blocks We Love: 2000-2100 Chancellor Street
Because Philadelphia is a city where no two blocks are alike, we wanted to highlight some of the area’s most interesting and vibrant streets. With beautiful architecture, thriving commerce, rich histories and charming communities, these streets represent the best of what life in Philadelphia has to offer.
For over twenty years, Solo Real Estate has been happy to call the 2000 block of Chancellor Street home. While Chancellor Street, at only one car-width wide, may not be a bustling commercial thoroughfare like neighboring Walnut Street, we’ve greatly appreciated how this location has given us the ability to truly set down roots and become part of this special Rittenhouse Square community.
Of course, as real estate professionals we love the 2000 block’s gorgeous and varied architecture too. On the northeast end of the street, a pretty yellow home from the early part of the 19th century recalls a time when the neighborhood was on the rural outskirts of Philadelphia. At the other end of the block sits a Victorian mansion called the Hockley House; designed by famed architect Frank Furness, it displays his version of Second Empire architecture and features floral motifs, dazzling brickwork and other celebrated elements of his signature style.
Add the modernist 32-story Wanamaker House tower and the postmodern touches on the block’s renovated carriage houses, and this narrow thoroughfare contains a truly impressive array of Philadelphia’s architectural heritage.
This variety of form has created a charmingly diverse group of residents too; Graduate students, empty nesters, young families and plenty of dogs and their owners all bring a vibrancy to this place. Indeed, it’s that seamless blend of grand and quaint, friendly hellos and quiet calm that makes us proud to call this block home.