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
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
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
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?