It’s in the Details (series)

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)


A Gorgeous Greek Revival Row House in Fairmount, Philadelphia

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

RowHouse Magazine Resources: Renovation & Restoration

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

Inspiration: Decorating Your Row House for Halloween

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

Inspiration: Decorating Your Row House for Fall Holidays

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

RowHouse Magazine Resources: Research

• 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

A very happy holiday row house window!

A Row House Holiday

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!