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Truly a Rare Gem in South Philly

New construction

Imagine yourself living in a gem of a house where every day lived is a “Resort Style Staycation” This unique house features 5 Open Spaces and 5 Large Bedrooms with 2.5 Bathrooms in South Philly, has breathtaking views of the neighborhood and the Center City skyline.

This newly built exquisitely designed home, crafted using only the finest materials with modern finishes, features open living spaces which flow nicely into each other.

Staging can really help you determine the kind of furnishings you’d want in your home

The open floor plan has the dining room looking towards the living room towards the front door

Not often seen in a South Philly home, a sun room.

The open kitchen design integrates with the rest of the home. The layout has less walls and more open space that is dedicated to both function and showcase on the first floor.

The bedrooms several windows and have plenty of natural light.

The front bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floor open into balconies, large enough to have a few chaise/ beach chairs to relax, unwind, sunbathe, or entertain a group of 10-12 guests on each balcony. 

The owners suite

The home has 2 full baths, and a powder room on the first floor.

There’s a full finished basement with a large laundry room, giving you the flexibility to utilize the basement space as your personal Yoga Studio, Game Room, Home Office, or Guest entertainment.

Private backyard, large enough to host a party of 25+ guests.

The house also features a 100 Sq. Ft. of Pure Black Granite Accent Wall with a Gas Fireplace, and special imported LED Lights in the Dining room, Kitchen, and bathrooms. Ring Doorbell & Rear Camera with Sensor. Google Nest Thermostat.  Hard Wood Floors in the entire house, Energy Efficient Samsung Stainless Steel Appliances.

Most importantly, a Full 10 Year Tax Abatement. Unlike most other houses in the market offering partial or prorated Tax abatement, this house offers a full 10 Year Tax Abatement.

1723 Wharton St, Philadelphia, PA 19146 The FULL LISTING and information can be found HERE!!

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Arthaus : Sip. Shop. Savor. Boyd’s Pop Up Spring Fashion Show

The Dranoff’s Carl, Julia and Roberta

Carl Dranoff, CEO of Dranoff Properties, in one of the sample units at Arthaus, a luxury condo building in Center City is located along the famed Avenue of the Arts directly across the street from the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts.

Arthaus and Boyd‘s partnered together to accessorize the home with clothing and compliments to complete the look of a lived in home. A reception was held to showcase the newly finished units, accessories and the nearly finished luxurious residential apartment building.

The Arthaus building Model is located in one of the finished units

Designed by internationally acclaimed architect A. Eugene Kohn , the residential building contains 108 condominiums in the 47-story, 524-foot-high tower and will be the tallest building on Broad Street.

Nick Pytel and Laura Burkhardt, Executive Director of the Avenue of the Arts
Josh Moore and Tom DeStefano
Missy Dietz and Steffani Bronstein of Boyds
Cindy Floyd, Paul Floyd, Janna Wolf and Bill Yang
Joseph Prim, Jeanne Prim and Dianne Semingson, Board President for the Avenue of the Arts
Michael Toub and Kristyn Aldrich
I saw this area at night, so a photo didn’t do it justice. What a beautiful outdoor space.
The Italian Mosaic behind the front desk was shipped over from Italy. It is gorgeous.

After harvesting your crops you can prepare them for dinner.

Arthaus is a beautiful addition to the residential scene in Philadelphia, and the capstone of the Avenue of the Arts.

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The Agency Real Estate Announces Next Gen Partnership

RE Agents at The AGENCY Christopher Werley, Larry Holmes Jr. and Matthew Loebsack with Lisa Silveri

On Wednesday, September 8, 2021 I attended a red carpet event at the Laurel announcing the formation of the next iteration of the AGENCY Real Estate Partnership… the Evolution of Luxury Real Estate for the Philadelphia Marketplace! For years the award winning licensed Broker/Realtor in Pennsylvania and New Jersey Lisa Silveri has owned and operated the successful AGENCY with an extensive background in selling high end residential and commercial properties. During the pandemic she thought, what is next, what should I be doing. She’s stepping back just a bit, and stepping up is her new partners, a young dynamic team which will complete The AGENCY’s Real Estate Christopher Werley, Larry Holmes Jr. and Matthew Loebsack 1518 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 (215) 990-3159

Larry Holmes, Jr, partner at The Agency, Joelle Holmes, Diane Holmes and legendary boxer Larry Holmes, Sr.

The Agency understand the nuances of the the Philadelphia real estate market and have the ability to serve buyers and sellers with various needs and desires.

Gran Caffe L’Aquila was the caterer. I just had dinner there last Thursday, and it was delicious. I had their Restaurant menu, and everything was perfect, but the Cannoli was something to write home about.

Although Lisa is still the president, this young, new generation of real estate agents will be taking the reigns of The Agency for all your needs. Another thing about these three, friends for years, growing up in and around Easton, Pa. Christopher Werley, Larry Holmes Jr. and Matthew Loebsack.


Philly Native Kevin Bacon’s Childhood Home is for Sale

Karin Bacon, Hilda Bacon, Kevin Bacon, Michael Bacon and longtime family friend Angie Foster at a fundraiser for the Friends of the Rail Park February 6, 2016.

Six degrees of Kevin Bacon is a popular term, as Kevin has appeared in so many movies that you connect him to any Hollywood actor by 6 people. Bacon, the youngest of six children, was born and raised in a close-knit family in Philadelphia[3] . His mother, Ruth Hilda taught at an elementary school and was a liberal activist, while his father, Edmund Norwood Bacon (1910–2005), was an architect who served for many years as executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission During his tenure as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission from 1949 to 1970, his visions shaped today’s Philadelphia,to the extent that he is sometimes described as “The Father of Modern Philadelphia”. (I had the pleasure of meeting him a few times, and as a student of architecture, it was thrilling.)

Now you can be one degree of separation as Kevin Bacon’s childhood home at 2117 Locust St is for sale and it can be yours for $1,333,333.

Although the home has been updated over the years, including 3 years ago when it was renovated, the spirit of the Bacon kids getting ready for school, celebrating the holidays and the love of family can be imagined as you celebrate your special moments. This home features everything. An Amazing kitchen with all top of the line sub-zero and viking appliances, built in wall coffee and expresso maker, granite tops with glass and stainless steel back splash and all stainless steel appliances. There are 5 large bedrooms with plenty of closet space, and 4 bathrooms with a jacuzzi bathrooms, stand up glass showers. Beautiful hard wood floors throughout with special hard wood floors in the basement.

The 4th floor was added by Edmund Bacon, a neighbor told me, and has a steam room and a sauna!!!!!!

Harry Spivak saw my post and sent me this photo, he lived down the street from the Bacon family. Here’s a photo of Harry and Kevin Bacon climbing a tree in Rittenhouse Square in the late 1960s.

Ohhh I wonder if any of the Bacon kids signed their names under the stairwell like we did in our basement. If you want to be one degree of Kevin Bacon it can be yours with this purchase. The listing here.


InBox: Barbara Corcoran endorses Local Real Estate Agent Maria Quattrone

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