Rittenhouse Square townhouse with chef’s kitchen on sale for under $1M

Publication Name : Curbed Philly

Publication Date: 07-Mar-2018

The 2,345-square-foot, four-bedroom townhouse at 1934 Pine Street in Rittenhouse Square dates from 1893, and retains some of that Victorian charm in the hardwood floors and the marble mantel. The true star of the pile, though, appears to be the kitchen, with its butcher-block counter. (read more…)


Handsome East Falls Tudor from 1940s asks $325K

Publication Name : Curbed Philly

Publication Date: 05-Jan-2018

One can always count on East Falls when in the market for a handsome Tudor home that’s in great shape. The leafy neighborhood is chockfull of them, located with a historically-certified area called Tudor District. Now, one of them is up for grabs, asking $325,000.  The home at 3463 W. Queen Lane is a 1,356-square-foot property with three bedrooms and one bathroom (read more…)

How Home Decor Became a Gray Area

Publication Name : Philadelphia Inquirer

Publication Date: 31-Oct-2017

As the Inquirer’s real estate editor, I look at photos of beautiful houses all day. Basically, I get paid to (virtually) peek in windows. It’s a great gig. But lately, I’m a bit blue from seeing so much gray: gray walls, gray cabinets, and gray flooring in gray kitchens, gray bedrooms, and gray living rooms — even gray nurseries. When I was a kid, gray was reserved for the concrete blocks of an unfinished basement. Now it’s the “perfect” neutral, typifying urban sophistication (read more…)

On the Market: A front-row seat to Northern Liberties’ evolution

Publication Name : Philadelphia Inquirer

Publication Date: 13-Oct-2017

Center City Realtor Deborah Solo was introduced to the Northern Liberties neighborhood in the 1970s when she was working on her master’s degree in architecture. “I worked with a team to evaluate Northern Liberties as a candidate for the historic register,” she said. “It was an area that had experienced decline, but there was good housing stock and lots of vacant land.” (read more…)

Cedar Park Victorian impresses with woodwork, asks $449K

Publication Name : Curbed Philly

Publication Date: 09-Oct-2017

The Victorian homes in West Philly never cease to impress, and they can hardly stay on the market for long, either. The latest listing in Cedar Park is no different, asking $449,000 for a big five-bedroom twin with a side yard and impressive woodwork within to boot. The twin at 601 S. 48th Street is a corner property that clocks in at an impressive 3,213 square feet. (read more…)