At first glance, row houses may seem rather uniform. However, there are often small details that separate homes if you take a closer look. In an older row house neighborhood like Queen Village, Philadelphia, or the West Village, New York City, the homes are often quite a bit different than their adjacent neighbor. These small … Continue reading It’s in the Details (series)
You just never know what's going to happen during your long training run for the Philadelphia half marathon! Philadelphia is one of the great row house cities in the United States, and maybe the world (we like to imagine it so, lol!). Certainly, there is a great diversity of row homes here, representing centuries of … Continue reading A Gorgeous Greek Revival Row House in Fairmount, Philadelphia
Row houses come in every age. If you have an older row home and you wish to preserve the authenticity, the following resources may prove useful. 18th Century Restoration Adkins Architectural Antiques All About Shutters American Tin Ceiling B&B Hardware Ball and Ball Bauerware Cabinet Hardware Guardian Door House of Antique Hardware Liz's Antique Hardware … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration
There are people who love IKEA, people who hate it, and people who tolerate it because it serves a purpose. I happen to be in the first group because IKEA appeals to my northern Germanic sensibility about order and it stays right about where I need furniture to fit into my budget. Because you have … Continue reading Why We Like IKEA
There simply isn't enough time to capture all the wonderful decorations we're seeing around the neighborhood! But, we'll do our best. We were out and about in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia and this lovely home caught our eye. The arches over the windows and doors are fairly unusual and I would love to … Continue reading Inspiration: Decorating Your Row House for Halloween
Some of our favorite holidays occur during fall; Halloween, Thanksgiving, Oktoberfest.Quite a few of our neighbors are getting into the spirit and have decorated their row houses and I thought I'd share a few for inspiration. Things are just getting started and there will be more posts to follow.It doesn't take much to accent your … Continue reading Inspiration: Decorating Your Row House for Fall Holidays
• Baltimore City Historic Society • Athenaeum of Philadelphia • Historic House Trust - New York City • Historical Society of Pennsylvania • National Parks Service - Technical Preservation Services • New York Historical Society • Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission • The Bostonian Society Please note that listing a product or company here is … Continue reading RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research
Often, it's the small things that make row houses special. Take away the architectural accents and you probably find yourself in a fairly basic, brick box which is why row houses have such a bad reputation for being boring. Well, we don't like boring! Additionally, summer is the perfect time to add a little charm … Continue reading Making Your Facade Fabulous
It's been a long time since I've walked through Elfreth's Alley but this morning was perfect weather for an outdoor run, my first in months, so I headed to my favorite block. I wish I had gone earlier because I saw this wonderful, colonial influenced holiday window display. I suppose it's better late than never!
It's the quiet before the storm (not really - just figuratively) here in chilly Philadelphia. We spent the evening walking around, shopping for last-minute presents at some of our favorite local stores (Blendo on Pine Street, Greene Street Consignment on South Street, and Paper Moon on Fourth Street), where it's more like visiting friends. We have a wide variety … Continue reading Happy Holidays from Row House!