Every now and then, a row house has to be more than a house. From the beginning of urban development, people have worked and live in the same buildings. Larger row houses are perfect for this intimate commerce. Below are a few of our favorite examples and we'll be adding more as we come across … Continue reading Row Houses at Work – The Row House Storefront
Parking is often a challenge for urban row house dwellers. If you have a newer home, or adjacent property, you might be able to enjoy the luxury of a garage or off-street parking. And, if you are lucky enough to have a garage, chances are, it will have a door, or a parking space gate. … Continue reading Distinguished Row House Garage Doors
This post comes a little late but below are some lovely row houses we've seen decorated for the holiday.
One of my favorite things about Philadelphia is the small, hidden rows inside of blocks. Most of the time, these aren't visible from the streets and require navigating through passageways between other houses. Every now and then, I get invited to someone's house or interlope during an open house and get the opportunity to view … Continue reading Hidden Row House Rows in Philadelphia – Queen Village
First and foremost, you can not use concrete / portland cement in any masonry work on a house built before 1850, and maybe even until 1900. It's worth asking a local mason to see what sort of bricks you have in your home. If they are new bricks and fired to be very hard, cement … Continue reading Repointing a Stone Wall with Lime Mortar
My post about Creating an Eclectic yet Established Style turned out to be long enough for two posts. So, while that post gets the ball rolling, this post will share how we've applied the 40/50/10 ratio to our own row house. Our exploration of what the style Eclectic Colonial should be, was prompted by a … Continue reading There’s a Name for Everything: Our Eclectic Colonial Row House
I'll admit it. I can spend hours looking at Apartment Therapy (A.T.), although I don't live in an apartment. To be fair, they feature quite a few row houses among the apartments; which is as it should be because row houses are awesome. The majority of the time, I really like how people decorate their … Continue reading Creating an Eclectic yet Recognized/Established Style
Of course, if the store sign says Rowhouse, I am going to go in. See how the "H" looks like a little house? Irresistible! Inside, we found a wonderful collection of vintage and antique home items at accessible prices, tended to by proprietor Linda Westphal who was kind enough to let my daughter entertain herself … Continue reading Things for Your Row House from Rowhouse
The neighborhood of Queen Village in Philadelphia, PA, is fast becoming the most-desirable place to live in Philadelphia. Recently, Philadelphia Magazine praised the positive growth and development of the greater Center City area and for local residents, myself included, the neighborhood just gets better every year. Learn more about Queen Village. Most residential properties in … Continue reading It Can Be Yours! 130 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA
Here in Philadelphia it seems like Winter was going to last forever but with Easter right around the corner, we're happy to spot a few cheerful window boxes and blooming trees! Wishing you and yours a very happy spring!