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
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
The row house is the most plentiful domestic dwelling throughout the world. We don't always get to see the row houses we'd like to in person so thankfully, we have Pinterest. Visit us any time at http://www.pinterest.com/bklynwebgrrl/the-urban-row-house/ where we share all the neat row houses we've seen on the internet. Many of our photos are included … Continue reading The Urban Row House Is on Pinterest
It is not always easy to find out how old your row house is, especially if it was built before 1900, and even more so if it was a dwelling for the working-class. However, it helps to have someone put the date the row was built right on the side of the house. I intended … Continue reading Hidden Row Homes – Bell’s Court, Society Hill, Philadelphia
I've lived in Philadelphia for over seven years, spending time literally running down each block in Center City, and I'm still discovering new row houses! This is a lovely Tutor Revival row house, which means it looks like something you'd find in a village in England somewhere. And, indeed, this rather unique example, does look … Continue reading A Unique Tudor Revival Row House
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
Here are two rather charming row homes in Philadelphia.
Here is a lovely row house in the Rittenhouse Square section of Philadelphia that is showing a little German American pride. During World Cup season everyone is American something but we're a little partial to Germany ourselves. This is a Colonial revival featuring a gambrel roof and prominent lintels. The French doors are a very … Continue reading In Honor of the 2014 World Cup
I'm cleaning out some older photos from Facebook and discovered this lovely, modernized row home in the Bella Vista neighborhood in Philadelphia. Those French windows are amazing! Nice curved window arches; great attention to detail!
In Philadelphia, there are plenty of things that could do with improving; crime, violence, public schools, public transportation, etc. However, it could be these things that keep Philadelphia from becoming too crowded. And, when your city isn't over-developed, you get little streets with little blocks of little row homes such as this lovely example from … Continue reading Row House of the Week: A Small Street in Philadelphia