Take a Guided Video Tour of 32 Summit Street in Chestnut Hill!

  Dating back to the mid 1800’s, this Italianate architecture is complete with the front portico flanked by columns, the soaring ceilings and the spectacular sweeping staircase which evokes a time of grandeur and opulence. There are several gracious rooms surrounding the front entry with an ideal flow for entertaining. A lovely living room with […]

Philadelphia Skateboarders Find a Safe Haven in Paine's Park

(Photo: Elfant Wissahickon Realtor, Christopher Plant and his sons with Mayor Nutter) On May 22, Philadelphia’s skateboarding community, long at odds with the city, finally received a place of their own in the newly completed Paine’s Park! The park, which incorporates sustainable design and accommodates both pedestrians and skaters, is receiving national attention as the […]

Before The Move: How To Prepare

(By: Paul Benjamin, District Manager at EZ Storage) Moving is stressful, but following these simple tips can make it easier.  One of the most helpful things to do during a move is to make a list. Include in the list not only things that need to be done, but deadlines to have them done by. At […]

Neighborhood Profile: EAST FALLS

History: East Falls is a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia. The neighborhood runs along a stretch of Ridge Avenue that is only a few miles long, along the banks of the Schuylkill River then extends northeast to Wissahickon Avenue. East Falls overlooks the multi-use recreational path of Fairmount Park along Kelly Drive, and is desirable for its central location, an easy commute […]

Neighborhood Profile: NORTHERN LIBERTIES

History:  In 1682, William Penn referred to the area north of Philadelphia as the “Liberties” because it consisted “Liberty Land or Free Lots”– additional land that was given away for free with a land purchase. The subsequent Northern Liberties township, which once contained the areas of Northern Liberties, Spring Garden, Kensington, Bridesburg, Penn, Richmond, and […]

Elfant Wissahickon Sponsored 20th Century House Tour in Chestnut Hill a Success!

On June 1st, Elfant Wissahickon sponsored the 20th Century House Tour in Chestnut Hill. The sold out guided tour included Kahn’s “Esherick House,” Venturi’s “Mother’s House.” A separate self-guided tour included five other houses designed by Stonorov, Montgomery & Bishop, Nolen/Runyan and Ueland. Chas Hendricksen, Elfant Wissahickon Realtor, said the event was a great success: “Architecture […]

Ask The Experts: What Should Home Sellers do to Prepare for a Home Inspection?

(Taken From RISMedia.com,  By: David R. Leopold) We see it every day. Sellers who don’t take the time to ensure a smooth home inspection and who pay for it in the long run. The spring market is upon us. A little preparation can ensure sellers have great home inspections. Home inspectors typically arrive 30-45 minutes […]

Despite the rain, last weekend's Fun Fit Fest was a success!

Last weekend, C.W. Henry School  and its Parent Teacher Organization launched the first of an annual festival to help promote healthy living in the student body as well as the community. Organizers dubbed the event the First Annual Fun Fit Fest, and proceeds from the annual event will help fund school programs including Playworks. Playworks is a […]

Neighborhood Profile: BREWERYTOWN

History:  Brewerytown is a neighborhood in North Philadelphia. An unofficial region, Brewerytown got its name because of the numerous breweries that were located along the Schuylkill during the late 19th century and early 20th century. It is now primarily a residential neighborhood, with an active commercial sector along Girard Avenue. Despite struggling with poverty in recent decades, Brewerytown has […]