We will really miss this place. The unit has many fun elements to it, like the Moroccan tiles, vintage vanity, and salvaged window from a colonial-era Pennsylvania farmhouse. The gated lot is a great perk (we always have a parking spot), and so is the rooftop deck access (perfect for watching the fireworks)...
Jess met Tim on a business trip to Alabama, where Tim grew up. When he left his home in the south to marry his sweetheart in Philly, he had no idea that he would also be marrying Old City. Tim moved in with Jess to 315 New St #704 and shortly married next door at St. Augustine's Church, which is filled with rich history. Tim got used to walking around a beautiful, historical, restaurant-packed area with so friendly people on a regular basis and immediately fell in love with his new home in Old City. They even say that whenever they go on vacation -- it feels even nicer to be home!
We originally planned on a big wedding and then changed our minds and decided to buy this house instead. We were spending our savings buying the house, so we figured there was no better place than our new house to have the wedding!
Gallery, studio, work of art, home: For Keith and Rita, these things are one in the same.
Originally attracted to this property for its artistic details, their home was recreated by an artist and a craftsman rather than renovated for a profit by a contractor flipping it for profit. This aspect presented challenges of its own, but they stabilized the minor issues and moved on with their lives, which allowed them to enjoy the fruits of their labor. The home stood on its own as a work of art and that concept spoke to them as a sign. It’s true what they say- when you see your home, you know.
A home is an incalculable number of things to an infinite number of people. Universally it’s amphora for life. Or simply put, a container. It contains everything we hold dear; our loved ones, our possessions, our personal expression, our memories and experiences. For Hope and Arthur, the time had come to fold an envelope to enclose all the new things they create together.
It isn’t very often we meet a seller who has owned a property for 25 blissful years, but when we do we’re humbled and struck with awe. The lower the number of owners, the more intact a property tends to be and 1118 Shackmaxon St fits the bill. It’s hard to tell by the public records, but when Dan bought this property he could have been the second owner. Since then, he and his family haven’t just maintained this handsome home, they’ve enhanced it with tender loving care. You can tell by the striking details, and the incredible new addition. Because they’ve made home improvement decisions with integrity they were able to enjoy a wonderful life in this quality space.