Fairmount (Philadelphia, PA)
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
Yesterday, a friend and I visited 5 historic homes decorated for Christmas located in historic Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. The first home we saw was Lemon Hill, whose history includes what was once a working farm above the Schuylkill River owned by Robert Morris, merchant, entrepreneur and financier. signer of both the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.  The next owner was Henry Pratt, a merchant, who built the current house in 1800, which he named “Lemon Hill” after the lemon trees in what had been the Morris family's  greenhouse. That structure included an apartment for a caretaker who kept the furnace stoked. After Pratt’s death in 1838, Lemon Hill became the first private property acquired to protect the city’s water supply, and the home became the first park land for...
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By Jon Miller, Real Estate Agent Marketing Communications
(Jon Paul Miller)
Fairmount Real Estate   The Fairmount Neighborhood is located just north of Center City, Philadelphia. It's a mostly residential neighborhood with plenty of great dining and tourist attractions. The neighborhood is also called The Art Museum Neighborhood for it's proximity to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fairmount Real Estate includes plenty of single-family attached homes built in the early part of the 1900's (and earlier), new construction homes and newly re-modeled homes, and several condo buildings.   Condos in Fairmount Philadelphia include the largest condo building in the city. Many residents choose to buy a condo in Fairmount for it's proximity to Center City and outdoor recreation along the river. See all Fairmount Condos for Sale here.   2601 Parkway - Located across the st...
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It is a great opportunity to own a home in the Art Museum Area. This home has the potential to be great place to live. This home has a front yard, back yard, 2 Bedrooms and 1 Bath, living Room, Dining Room and modern Kitchen on the First Floor with an exit to the backyard. Central Air, Gas Heat and Gas Hot Water Heater. All is in a convenient location minutes to Museum, running path, restaurants,.... This is Fannie Mae HomePath property eligible for Renovation Mortgage Financing. Purchaser is responsible for City Cert, transfer tax and all costs involved with all inspections. The owner has directed that all offers on this property be made online via Homepath Online Offer System at website below. House is pristine but sell as-is. Owner makes no representations or warranties.   More info ...
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
This week, we strongly advise you to meet your nightmare neighbor. Meet your neighbor, Eastern State Penitentiary, in the Fairmount section of the Art Museum. This historic attraction/museum is a frequented spot for tourists and local Philadelphians. Being an admitted glutton for the macabre, my tour proved to be a very stimulating experience. If you are a history buff, this place provides plenty of it and apparently Eastern State Penitentiary is believed to be haunted by the very prisoners that once walked the halls and sat in the prison cells you will see in my V-blog.  Visit Eastern State Penitentiary...if you dare, of course. For more info about Eastern State Penitentiary, visit their website.
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
Don't let the modest facade of this newly rehabbed Fairmount home fool you - it's got lots of character and plenty of space inside! Original details combine with modern flair, from the refinished original hardwood floors and classic stair rails to the crown moldings and exposed brick. Huge living/dining room has fireplace and lots of space for entertaining, with more in the spacious new kitchen with stone countertops, mosaic tile backsplashes, chocolate cabinets and stainless steel appliances. Upstairs, find four roomy bedrooms equipped with ceiling fans and walk-in closets plus bathrooms with granite vanity countertops and tile tubs/showers. 2d bath has Jacuzzi tub. 3rd floor has 2d kitchen and bedroom with incredible view. Finished basement space can function as 6th bedroom or rec roo...
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
Brand-new modern townhome at a great price in up-and-coming area with efficient layout and recessed lighting throughout. Open plan main floor features oak flooring, upgraded trim and kitchen w/energy-efficient stainless steel appliances, 42" cabinets & granite countertops. Kitchen & bathrooms have mosaic tile backsplash. Bathrooms feature marble tile floors & elongated toilets. Bedrooms have carpeted floors. 3rd floor is spacious master suite w/dual vanities & travertine marble floor in bathroom & step-out roof deck offering fabulous views of Center City. Enclosed concrete rear yard. Home security system w/keypads in living room & master bedroom. 10-year tax abatement. Convenient transit connections to Center City.                                                                YouTube ...
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
Just in from the Fairmount Art Center...there's more to do this Halloween than get scared out of your mind at the Eastern State Penitentiary. Here's something a little more kid-friendly. Halloween Arts Fest The 4th Annual! Join us October 31 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Come in costume, craft, create, and creep! Fall Session II: Starts the week of November 1st School-Closed Camps: Oct. 29-Nov. 5 & beyond Friday Night Workshops: Upcoming-Papermaking, Collage, & Book Arts Classes fill fast so be sure to reserve your spot! Click for details & online registration! Fairmount Art Center 2501 Olive Street
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