Catherine Gacki-Hartt

Catherine Gacki-Hartt has a refined but unpretentious eye for the architecture and design details that make that subtle but crucial difference between a house and a home. Enthusiasm for helping others—friends, neighbors, acquaintances—complements her aesthetic sensibility.

Catherine has lived in Chicago, New York City, Seattle, and Detroit before settling in Elkins Park with her husband and two sons. In each of these cities, she pursued volunteer opportunities that connect her to community through creativity. Frequent moves have given her extensive experience as a buyer and seller of real estate as well as an appreciation for all of the work that goes into finding a community, a neighborhood, a home that feels right—along with researching schools and other aspects of life that help a family settle in somewhere new. 

Originally from Bay City, MI (remember the Bay City Rollers?), Catherine earned her BFA in painting from the Rhode Island School of Design before embarking on a decade-long career as a women’s apparel designer. In the years leading up to her new chapter in real estate, she was an active volunteer and teacher with the Clay Studio in Philadelphia and its Claymobile outreach program.   She is currently a volunteer and teacher with the Cheltenham Center for the Arts.