I love interior design and crafting, and am a licensed Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach , working on a team (Cindy & Bob) with over 25 years experience.

Need some help finding the perfect place in Philadelphia or its surrounding areas? Samantha.Brandolini@foxroach.com!

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Virtual Insanity

The future of home touring is here and its incredibly convenient. I just co-listed a home in Northern Liberties with fellow BHHS agent Sophia Bilinsky¬†whose chief photographer employs the newer technology of Matterport 3D photos.¬† Think of this as virtual reality without the crazy headset… where you feel like you are actually physically walking through a house with your fingers.

It’s like google earth for all your real estate creeping tendencies!!

Take a virtual tour of 978 N Leithgow in the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia here! If you are ready to go in person let me know…. you can even drive there and conveniently park in the garage!

 

 

 

Awesome 2 bedroom for rent!!

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Target + Oh Joy!

One of my favorite design bloggers is ‘Oh Joy’- a Philadelphia (with Thai parents!) transplant living in California. She just designed a party line for Target (my weakness) and everything in it is perfection. I love the bright colors and the gold accents. Perfect for a summer party- and most of it is plastic or disposable eating-wear in gorgeous patters and colors- so you don’t have to worry about a major clean-up or dropping something on the way from the kitchen or grill to table!

This is reason enough to find a house with outdoor entertaining space!

*Link to Oh Joy garden party post through her picture
**To buy from Target, link is below!

http://www.target.com/c/oh-joy-to-the-garden-party-cork/-/N-55amu#?lnk=snav_rd_oh_joy&orginalSearchTerm=oh+joy

Great 2 bedroom rentals currently available in Fitler Square

Getting ready to move for spring? This 2 bedroom 2 bathroom + den apartment on 22nd and Lombard in Fitler Square has the bedrooms located at opposite ends of the apartment, an eat in kitchen, and a LARGEEE rooftop deck! Currently listed at $2,695/month

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There is also a great 2 Bedroom 1 Bathroom apartment in Fitler Square with high end finishes & a jacuzzi tub on the same block as great restaurants & bars (including Honeys!) , a 10 minute walk to Rittenhouse square- listed at $1,850/month

Tub in shower: Amazing Bathroom

How UNREAL is this bathroom? I love the huge shower with the tub enclosed in it. It is perfection: the subway tile, glittering mosaics, gorgeous listeo design around the perimter of the shower, and intricate window.

Believe it or not, this house is actually in King of Prussia! (& currently under contract).

I’m definitely saving this photo for future inspiration

Old School Maps: decorating!

One of my design dreams is to find an amazing vintage, colorful pull down world map and hang it RIGHT above a colorful living room couch! I think the couple who created this living room (click photo to see more) nailed it!

EBay has a TON of options for sale!

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=pull+down+map&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR9.TRC1.A0.H0.Xpull+down+worldmap&_nkw=pull+down+world+map&_sacat=0

HIPSTERS

Curious what neighborhoods different types of hipsters live in within Philadephia? Wonder no more….

*PS: curbed Philly always has fun stuff posted everyday

Perfect 2 bed/2 bath rental in Fairmount Brownstone

In keeping with Philadelphia apartment posts…. today I bring you a rental in Fairmount (20th & Spring Garden) on the 2nd floor of a brownstone.

2 bedrooms that are big enough for King beds AND couches, 2 full bathrooms (each of the bedrooms also has their own separate zoned heating!!), gorgeous new kitchen, molding, decorative fire place, washer/dryer, deck….. on and on! Listed at $2,300 total… so $1,150/person.

Click on the photo to see more pictures on the realtor.com listing.

Let me know if you want to check it out in person!

Awesome rental on a cute street

Looking for a gorgeous 1 bedroom rental come March 1st under $1,400? Clinton St is an adorable tree lined street between Pine and Locust and this apartment (on the 2nd floor of a converted mansion) is a 5 minute walk from all the awesome bars and restaurants on 13th St.

Working fire place, washer/dryer in unit AND California closets?!

the history of the home: Anthropologie's Rittenhouse Square location

Anthropologie’s store on Rittenhouse Square was originally the Fell-Van Rensselaer House. Sarah Drexel Fell (yes, of that Drexel Family) was widowed and then married Alexander Van Rensselaer. The house was completed in 1898. The original Tiffany dome and a ceiling with portraits of Italian Dodges, as well as fireplaces and some details remain. Click the photo to view 10 photos taken as demolition was beginning on the interior as its life as a family home ended. Watch out for the shot of the fireplace that seems to hang on the wall as you walk up to the 2nd level of the modern day store.

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