Another cafe/pub in Fell's Point.

The Perfect Row House Neighborhood

I've lived in three great row house cities: New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Say what you will about the quirks and negative things, all three cities have an abundance of row houses. But what makes a really great row house neighborhood? What if we started from scratch? Creating the Ideal Row House Neighborhood We can … Continue reading The Perfect Row House Neighborhood

Red peppers at the famers' market.

Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

Originally published Fall 2009. Photos: John Sommo For nearly as long as there have been cities, there have been open air markets. As people started to live in closer proximity, there wasn't room to grow produce or raise livestock. Farmers, who lived in the outlying areas of development and could grow things, would bring their … Continue reading Shopping at a Farmers’ Market

The living room, with built-in cabinets, wainscoting and a tile fireplace surround.

On the Market! 224 Bainbridge Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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