Washington Square West (Philadelphia, PA)
By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
I was early for a Society of Architectural Historians meeting at the Athenaeum on Washington Square the other day, so I took some time and explored the Square and the Curtis Building, which faces it. One of the original 5 squares laid out by William Penn, the history of the area is below: In the 18th century, Washington Square served as a potter’s field for those who couldn’t afford (or were deemed not to deserve) burial in churchyards or private graveyards. During the Revolutionary War, when the British occupied the city, prisoners who died in Walnut Street Prison, at 6th and Walnut, were buried here in 20-by-30-foot mass graves, with coffins piled atop one another. It was last used as a burial ground during the yellow fever epidemic of 1793. Spectators crammed Washington Square to see...
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By Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS
(Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate)
I’ll have one of those 24’ ceilings, please!  That must be what the founders of the Philadelphia Athenaeum must have told architect John Notman in 1845 when he designed this grand Italianate Revival style building. And let’s put a grand marble front on it. Oh, the budget won’t stretch that far? OK, let’s use brownstone and become one of the first buildings in the city to star this material. Note: The building is located on Washington Square in center city Philadelphia, across from the Curtis Building--home of one of my favorite places, a lobby with a giant Tiffany glass mosaic, "Dream Garden" designed by Maxfield Parish.  I attended a talk a friend was giving in this fantastic building recently, and had a leisurely look at it. It is where the Philadelphia Chapter of the Society of Archi...
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
Four bedroom home located on one of the best blocks in Washington Square West. Enter the open living room with hardwood floors, crown moulding, wood-burning fireplace, & alarm system with motion detectors. Powder room & office are conveniently located on the first floor. Down the stairs is the modern kitchen with granite counters, onyx backsplash, & stainless steel appliances. Off the kitchen is the den with large sliding glass doors leading to the fenced in patio with a garden! Upstairs you will find 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, & linen closet. All bedrooms offer hardwood floors & plenty of closet space. Master bedroom boasts crown molding, multiple closets, & ceiling fan. The finished basement houses the full sized laundry room and crawl space with tons of storage. This rare Rodman S...
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
You need to see this unique 4 bedroom home in the heart of Washington Square West! Enter the home & admire its high ceilings, gorgeous foyer with tile flooring & hardwood flooring throughout. Walk through the open, light filled living & dining rooms into the kitchen, updated in 2010. The kitchen also includes access to a beautifully landscaped rear yard- great for those warm, sunny days! Upstairs, discover the three bedrooms & full bath, while the third floor showcases the master suite including one of the most stunning, spa-like bathrooms you have ever laid eyes on! The bathroom features radiant heated floors & includes a Carrara marble dual vanity, large frameless glass enclosure shower & separate, luxurious Jacuzzi tub, marble makeup table, built in closet shelves & ceiling speakers ...
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
This duplex in Washington Square West is one you definitely will want to check out! Both units include hardwood flooring, washer, dryer, and a fireplace. Both units also have recessed lighting and plenty of windows for tons of natural light. The building is accessed through a gated entrance and shares a spacious courtyard- wonderful for lounging on those warm weather days. Located in the heart of Washington Square West, the property is located on a charming tree lined street, just blocks away from the shops of Antique Row, renowned restaurants and world class entertainment venues.The upper unit is currently rented under market, and for the savvy investor the property is also within walking distance of Jefferson Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital, making this a fantastic property to rent...
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By Noah Ostroff
(Keller Williams Realty- Center City)
Beautiful bi level condo in desirable Washington Square West neighborhood. Well maintained kitchen, floor to ceiling windows and cathedral ceilings in the main living area, a loft area perfect for an office or den and an immense, private patio (20 x 30 ft) in the back. 2 lower level bedrooms with natural light, with bathrooms conveniently located on the same floor. Street permit parking is available. Located on one of the most sought-after areas in Philadelphia, with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues all within walking distance.      
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By The Somers Team, Delivering Real Estate Happiness
(The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia)
This is Where It's At: Welcome to 201 N 8th Street at the Metro Club just off of Washington Square in Center City East. There's a little bit of hustle and bustle outside, with the lush beautiful square just steps away! Close to Le Pain Quotidien, Starbucks, Talula's Garden, and much more... Come On In: This is luxurious  living in Philadelphia. This very large and bright 2 bedroom property with views of the city includes deeded parking, pool, gym and concierge appointed building. Hardwood floors, marble bath, open floor plan and elevator access to all floors. This condo is all on one level. Electric utilities and cooking. Ready to show! Contact the Somers Team for more information.
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