Every now and then, a row house has to be more than a house. From the beginning of urban development, people have worked and live in the same buildings. Larger row houses are perfect for this intimate commerce. Below are a few of our favorite examples and we'll be adding more as we come across … Continue reading Row Houses at Work – The Row House Storefront
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
We love how our historic neighborhood looks during the fall, especially how people decorate for Halloween. We typically spend the evening walking about. Below were some of our favorite haunts of the evening. This row house had a costume. I wish I had a better camera for these night shots but this homeowner turned their … Continue reading Halloween Is for Row Houses Too!
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
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
There are so many wonderful details in the entrance of this house. A mix of Queen Anne and Tudor, the roof is quite lovely. I imagine at one point the door would have been equally ornate.
During my commute, I've watched these row homes grow out of a big hole in the ground. One of these days, I'm going to take pictures in sequence. This particular row has beautiful full height windows on both the second and third floor, and what appears to be a roof deck. From this area, the … Continue reading Modern Row Homes in Philadelphia