Architecturally Renovated Town Home

Architecturally Renovated Town Home

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4 Bedrooms
Sleeps 10
3 baths

About our home

Our historical light filled urban oasis was fully renovated and redesigned in 2007. With large open spaces, simple, but comfy modern furnishings and little touches like radiant heated floors, a slate shower for two, an in-home yoga room, it's often hard to leave. Please note that we have refurnished the ground floor with two new sofas, a new piano, and new chairs. The current photos reflect the old furniture. Updated photos coming soon.

We are smack in the center of a prestigious historical neighborhood, Society Hill, which means that you need only walk a block in any direction to find a wonderful restaurant or cafe, museum or site of architectural and historical interest, such as Independence Hall, The Liberty Bell or The National Constitution Center. Philly is also right in between New York City and Washington D.C. Both are easily reached by rail or car within two hours. Restaurants, bars, cafes, Washington square park, several yoga studios and much more are all at your fingertips.

We are also in close proximity to hiking in Fairmount Park (twenty minutes by car) and to the world famous casinos and beaches of the Jersey Shore. (One hour by car) to Atlantic City and Two hours to the more family oriented Cape May. Philadelphia is an easy city to navigate on foot or by bus, but if you prefer to have a car, you can use ours if insurance allows.

Society hill is an historical, family friendly, quiet and walkable part of the city, filled with cobblestone streets, organic farmer's markets, (May through November) restaurants, ice cream shops, parks, playgrounds, museums, miniature golf, chic bowling alleys and great movie theaters. There's plenty here to be enjoyed-by all ages from simple strolls through quiet tree lined streets, to afternoons of people watching and playing in the parks, to an evening cocktail on the back patio or on the sidewalk of your favorite cafe. Our favorite summer time stroll is an evening walk to Franklin fountain for a scoop of their very own home made ice cream.

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More about us

  1. We're a couple with three children. A 13 year old boy, 11 year old girl and 6 year old girl

  2. Michael works in Entertainment Law and I am a writer ( children's books) and Founder of Yoga Child, an organization which brings yoga and mindfulness into area schools.

  3. We Love design and architecture, strolling, yummy food and want to explore the world with our children. We are particularly interested in a swap match in regions of France for the Summer of 2013. Ideal dates would fall between mid-July and the end of August.

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Where is it?

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Buzzy restaurants
Talula's Garden, Bistro La Mignette, Garces Trading, Parc,
Cool bars
The Continental, Xo-Chitl,
Cozy cafés
Rouge, Parc, Stella, Caribou, Beau Monde, Outdoor brunch at the Head House Square Farmers Market, Franklin Square for Ice Cream
Retail therapy
Walnut Street Shopping, Rittenhouse Square, Olde City Boutiques and Galleries on Third Street, Neighborhood Bookstore
Bit of culture
Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes Foundation, Independence Hall, Avenue of the Arts, The Franklin Institute
Walks in the park
Fairmount park and The Kelly Drive, Independence National Park, Washington Square, Rittenhouse Square,
Spot of exercise
Jog through our historical neighborhood, Enjoy Yoga at Yoga Child, Hike through Fairmount Park, Just walk the beautiful streets...
Day tripping
Cape May Nj-A Victorian Beach town with beautiful beaches and dolphin spotting, New York City, Washington D.C., New Hope, PA, The Water Club hotel and Spa in Atlantic City, N.J.

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