Originally posted summer 2009. Photos by Frank Dreitlein. Departing from our normal presentation, technically this is not a row house but rather a homage to row houses in the best way we can think of. In the years we've been researching row houses, we've come across many business owners who name their businesses after our … Continue reading Philadelphia Brewing Company’s RowHouse Red
Although it's been quiet in the news, experts predict the creepy-crawlies will be back this summer. Because their homes are attached, row house dwellers may be especially concerned that they may be more susceptible to infestation than those who live in detached houses. Never fear, row house residents are no more at risk than any … Continue reading Bedbugs and Row Houses
Article and photos contributed by Catherine Varano. Originally published October 2011. I stood nervously in the vestibule of The Waterfall Room. It was a cold, November Sunday, but my temperature was rising. Why should I be anxious? This event was my idea or, at least, an idea that was suggested to me enough times that … Continue reading On The Street Where We Lived
Just a few things that have caught my eye recently. I was in New York a few weeks ago and saw row houses on a subway ad for an Edward Hopper exhibit at the Whitney - http://www.whitney.org/Exhibitions/ModernLife. I'm guessing since the painting, "Early Sunday Morning" was used in the poster, it should be showing. Hopper … Continue reading Row Houses in the Arts
More often than not, row house dwellers live in the city. We've discovered that urban row house living can be totally environmentally friendly, thanks to public transportation, white roofs, and eco-friendly sharing programs. But can living in a city be a more healthy way of life as well? On Monday, March 3rd, CNN (http://www.cnn.com) posted … Continue reading Walking in the City
One of the best things about living in a city is that typically, great attractions are located within walking distance. For the past year, or so, I have been trying to visit the Physick House, always missing the hours. Located in Philadelphia's Society Hill, the Physick House was home to Dr. Philip Syng Physick, considered … Continue reading The Physick House: A stand-alone home in a row house neighborhood.
Greetings from your intrepid editor at large! The family and I walked around Manayunk today. Main Street is quite lovely. Lots of furniture stores with goodies galore for the row house. Of course, one cannot live on furniture alone. We had a wonderful burrito at Machismo Burrito Bar. For those who don't know, Manayunk is … Continue reading Shopping in Manayunk, Philadelphia
Row Home, circa. late 1700s Inside: three bedrooms, one full bath, one half bath, brick exterior, gas heat, central a/c, two working fireplaces, two decorative fireplaces, finished basement w/ laundry, private roof deck, period-appropriate kitchen, brick patio, stainless steel appliances, many original details This is a rare opportunity to own a piece of American history! … Continue reading On the Market! 224 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
It seems like just yesterday I Googled "row house" and only came up with random sites, most about businesses with row house in the name. Nothing I found spoke to me about the architecture and history of row houses and there was very little about the people who live in them, a group I was … Continue reading Why do I love small row houses in the city?
City of Philadelphia, Mayor's Office of Communications Michael A. Nutter, Mayor Douglas I. Oliver, Press Secretary Tel: 215.686.6210 Winning block to receive energy-saving "cool roof" and energy-efficient products thanks to the City, the Energy Coordinating Agency and The Dow Chemical Company Philadelphia, February 17, 2010 – Celebrated as home to many "first-in-America" institutions, Philadelphia has … Continue reading Philadelphia’s Mayor Nutter Launches “Coolest Block” Contest