Every decade or so, the magnificent Leeds House in West Mt Airy comes on the market, and you’re in luck it’s on the market now as the owners want to return to their hometown. The home was built for noted industrialist Morris Leeds, an inventor and founder of the company that became Leeds & Northrup, the first American manufacturer of quality scientific research and testing instruments. The English style home built in 1931, but has been updated over the years as you will see in the following photos, while maintaining it’s charm.
The two-and-a-half-story stair hall measures twenty-one-feet square and is capped with a soaring timbered ceiling. Nine concrete steps with the original Yellin handrail lead down to the hall and to passageways forming the main axis of the house. To the southwest are the dining room and covered porch; to the northeast, the library and study. The living room lies perpendicular to the axis, jutting out to the northwest above the dramatic landscape. To the south, an extensive two-story ell houses the kitchen and other original service quarters. Guests heading up from the front landing climb thirteen steps to the second story, where the Yellin railing continues along the balcony. The upper hall grants access to four en suite bedrooms, a sewing room, and, beyond the master bedroom, a sitting room that is one of the most majestic spaces in the house.
Dranoff’s crown jewel property Arthaus opened it’s Doors to realtors in the area in anticipation for the showing of the property for potential buyers to live at the luxury building under construction on the Avenue of the Arts, which will be accepting residents in early 2022.
The soaring 47-story skyscraper with luxury condos and amenities is located at the corner of Broad and Spruce Streets, overlooking the Kimmel Center in the heart of the city. If you’re a view guy like me, the views from Arthaus the views from Arthaus are incredible of the Avenue of the Arts from the Linc to City Hall, to the Delaware Waterfront including the beautiful Ben Franklin Bridge to the Schuylkill and beyond.
Arthaus is comprised of 108 light-filled units, floor to ceiling windows, with more than 36,000 square feet of world-class amenities, including a unique rooftop greenhouse and more than 4,200 square feet of ground floor retail space. The building’s outdoor spaces will feature a year-round rooftop greenhouse, individual planting beds, a reflecting pool, lawn, and sun deck. Additional amenities include a 75-foot indoor lap pool and state-of-the-art fitness center overlooking the Kimmel Center, a tranquil library, board room, club room, dining salon, café with demonstration kitchen and children’s playroom.
At a press conference in 2019 Dranoff said it was the goal of his team and architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox to bring a vertical tower that would be a sort of landmark for the Avenue of the Arts. The upper levels look like steps going to the sky, while the lower levels feature brick and clay tiles that relate to the Kimmel Center across the Street. For more information and to schedule a visit to Arthaus head to their website.
David Atis, loan officer of Summit Home Mortgage; Solon Alpohoritis, principal of Philadelphia Signature Properties, Dafni Dimopoulos, realtor of PSP team, Joshua Giddings, branch manager of Summit Home Mortgage, Christopher Stevens, GM of Keller Williams Philadelphia and PSP partner; Rachel McCarthy, PSP marketing manager, Henry Berenato, PSP realtor, Clayton T. Pronold Esq., principal of Luxury Land Transfer title services.
Philadelphia Signature Properties (PSP) hosted their annual Spring Friends & Family Event in Philadelphia at Franklin Square Park, which coincided with the turning on of the Franklin Fountain for the season.
“We chose the Franklin Square as a launching point because of its key location in Philadelphia,” said Solon Alpohoritis, principal of PSP, “Its family-friendly amenities –including a mini-golf course, a carousel, a spectacular fountain show, and pavilion—really invite such group gatherings. When we were first brainstorming ideas, The Franklin Square became the best destination to pilot our first event.”
“As brand ambassadors of Philadelphia,” says Chris Stevens, General Manager of Keller Williams Philadelphia and PSP business partner, “it is part of our mission as realtors to support Philadelphia as a great destination to gather as it was before businesses shut down from Covid. For many of us on the PSP team, this was our first in-person gathering since the Covid shut down last Spring with extended team members at Franklin Square.”
Director of Growth Development Kevin Toll and his wife, Megan, of The Toll Group also attended the event with their two children. Toll heads the newest office location in Conshohocken as part of Keller Williams Philadelphia expansion into the Western suburbs.
Also in attendance was Steve Han (r) from the Wilmington, Delaware branch of Keller Williams with friend Ray Thacker.
Ryan McCarthy, Jennings Sigmond Law Firm; Sandy McCarthy, PSP client; Sarah (Bottom left) and Kaitlyn McCarthy, Philadelphia Teacher
Giorgo Economou, Regional IT Director of Seasons Pizza franchise (PA, MD, DE), and sister in law Dafni Dimopoulos, realtor of PSP team, with daughter, Elise;
Philadelphia Signature Properties offers real estate, mortgage, and title services supportive of luxury properties in the Greater Philadelphia region. As a one-stop shop for consultations to first-time home buyers, second home buyers, and investors interested in commercial and residential sectors, the PSP team is a collective of realtors, Summit Home Mortgage, Inc. team members, and Luxury Land Transfer title services. PSP is not exclusive to luxury price points. Their team brings 10+ years of real estate and marketing experience to meet all of their clients’ needs. Most recent luxury listings under Solon Alpohoritis’ helm include the sale of Hahnemann owner Joel Freedman’s home at 2100 Locust Street for $2.35 million and 923 Clinton Street, which went under contract at listing price in a matter of hours last Friday.
It’s a buyers market, and you’re in luck as friends of mine are selling their side by side units at 10 Rittenhouse.
They can easily be combined to create one unit, or be used an in-law suite, or for a recent college grad who moved back home, a home office without working IN your actual home. My friends are empty nesters now and are looking for a new adventure.
No detail has been left undone!Condominium 1503 is a deluxe corner one bedroom, one and a half bathroom with sunrise views over Center City. This unit has also been upgraded with crown molding throughout, customized closets, hardwood floors, Stark carpet in the bedroom and more.The great room boasts two bay windows and a faux fireplace with a marble hearth and custom millwork. A hall closet was converted into a home office with built-ins. Both bathrooms are also appointed in marble.Two parking spaces in the building?s garage are included with the condominiums, as well as two separate storage units
The chef’s kitchen in 1502 & 1503 have the same designer finishes
The heart of the home is the great room with floor-to-ceiling windows that literally bring the city skyscape into the condominium.
The bathrooms are all appointed in marble, the master bath has an additional custom vanity/make-up table.
For more on this listing head on over to the MLS Listing: HERE
Congratulations to Maria Quattrone for her endorsement by Real Estate expert Barbara Corcoran .
PHILADELPHIA, PA – January 20 th , 2020 – Maria Quattrone and Associates announced that Barbara Corcoran, who is exclusively endorsing a select few, has chosen Maria Quattrone as one of the best real estate minds in the country. To solidify the endorsement, Maria and Barbara will be appearing in a TV commercial where Corcoran will officially be endorsing Quattrone. “As a real estate investor, I look for sharp agents who really know their market. Agents who do so much business that they can find me the right investment property and sell it for the most money without drama. When I need real estate advice in Philadelphia and the surrounding area, I’d call Maria Quattrone and Associates!” says Corcoran. Maria’s company, Maria Quattrone and Associates headquartered in Philadelphia, PA has grown into one of the most successful real estate companies in the tri state area and has become a dominant industry leader. The company, founded in 2005 and lead by Maria Quattrone is made up of a hand-picked team of industry professionals, real estate branding and marketing experts who provide quality customer service throughout the Philadelphia area. “I want to make sure my clients are well informed about the market. Providing up to date market statistics and clear open communication is the key to our success.” “Being endorsed by Barbara Corcoran, a real estate powerhouse, is an incredible honor. Such an exclusive, public endorsement reaffirms our vision, business philosophy and work ethic.” Quattrone says. In 2019, Real Trends and The Wall Street Journal, awarded Maria #76 of the Top 100 agents in the country. Maria is ranked #1 among all RE/MAX agents in PA and is currently #12 among all RE/MAX agents globally! To work with Maria Quattrone and Associates, inquire about career opportunities, learn about her Guaranteed sale program for home sellers, visit http://www.CallMQ.com or contact 215-607-3525
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