Modifying a Swarthmore house to satisfy an owner who’s ‘just not a Victorian person’

“We followed the same architectural vocabulary of the Victorian era for the restoration work ,” homeowner Doug Harnsberger says. “and tried to complement it for the design of the new rear addition.”

10 maintenance tasks experts say homeowners miss

Many people overlook a lot of simple, but important, tasks to keep their homes safe and healthy.

10 maintenance tasks experts say homeowners miss

Many people overlook a lot of simple, but important, tasks to keep their homes safe and healthy.

Ask Jennifer Adams: What are the next big trends for the home?

When you see different trend predictions and Colors of the Year, you’re seeing the opinions of experts in different industries or markets. These experts research heavily for years in advance! And their actual Color of the Year decisions might take into consideration other factors.

Ask Jennifer Adams: What are the next big trends for the home?

When you see different trend predictions and Colors of the Year, you’re seeing the opinions of experts in different industries or markets. These experts research heavily for years in advance! And their actual Color of the Year decisions might take into consideration other factors.

Point Breeze and Tioga-Nicetown were a lot alike just a decade ago. So why did one neighborhood surge while the other stagnated?

The two neighborhoods were much alike just a decade ago. Today, Point Breeze is abuzz with construction and soaring property values while Tioga-Nicetown has languished.

Point Breeze and Tioga-Nicetown were a lot alike just a decade ago. So why did one neighborhood surge while the other stagnated?

The two neighborhoods were much alike just a decade ago. Today, Point Breeze is abuzz with construction and soaring property values while Tioga-Nicetown has languished.
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A home in Philly’s Fitler Square perfect for collections, hobbies, and family visits

Tamara Harris appreciates her neighborhood's location. Though she is happy to have a space behind her house to park her car, “if you only walked, you could still find everything you needed.”

Ask Jennifer Adams: Window-treatment ideas for privacy

Any good window treatment helps you control the light and your own privacy as well as helping regulate the temperature inside.

Former one-room schoolhouse in Chester County retains its protected view

The original 500-square-foot one-room schoolhouse was used by farm children from 1842 until the early 1940s. The school was converted to a residence in 1948.

On the market: Victorian twin in Chestnut Hill for $445,000

After decades of enjoying the home and neighborhood, she's ready to move on to her next phase of life.

A colorful Fishtown home where guests ‘feel warm, comfortable, and relaxed’

“I wanted to add a lot of vibrancy to our home,” Natalie Jesionka said. “Each room has a mood.”

Decorations from around the world help carry on family tradition in Chestnut Hill

“We’re passionate about Christmas,” says one of the Chestnut Hill homeowners, "or crazy.“

Ask Jennifer Adams: Holiday stocking solutions when you have no fireplace

I love the tradition of hanging stockings by the fireplace, even the family pets had their own stocking in my family. But my house now has no fireplace at all so what can I do?

Lured by a once-graffitied warehouse, Coast Guard chief lands in West Philly

His Internet search led him to the Irvine in West Philadelphia — a new building with great amenities in a safe, transitioning neighborhood.

Bruce Toll gets offers every day to invest. He sees promise in cutting-edge biotech | Industry Icons

The younger half of the luxury home builder Toll Bros. has ventured far and wide, especially since stepping down from the day-to-day operations of the company that he and brother Bob founded in 1967.

Paint companies’ ?x for overwhelmed customers: Fewer colors

Could a less-is-more approach be the key to choosing a paint color?

An irresistible new house drew them to East Kensington

The exterior of the new house is modest, corrugated metal, one of its architects said. The emphasis is on the interior, "where the building inhabitants will experience it most.”

Ask Jennifer Adams: Resolve to live your dreams of home, one goal at a time

Dreaming doesn’t take any research at all, and you don’t need to wait until the New Year or any specific time to resolve to dream or set new goals. Dreams really do come true, even big ones. The only key is that you have a dream in the first place.

Couple find novel way to downsize after 45 years in the same house

Instead of leaving their books, candelabras, seasonal table linens, Mali baskets and Tibetan singing bowls to be picked over by strangers at an estate sale, this couple held a downsizing party.

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