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!

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Rittenhouse in the late 1800s

I often pass by huge gorgeous old brownstones in Philadelphia and wonder what it was like to live there when it was a single family home- not apartments, a museum, a library… etc that is today. I’ve walked by the Stotesbury Mansion on Rittenhouse, built in 1870 many times and wondered about its history. Did you know that it was a wedding present for Thomas McKean, a descendent of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? In 1890, Mr. Edward T. Stotesbury purchased the home as an addition to his adjoining residence with the press calling it the largest and grandest townhouse in all of the East Coast.

Click the link for more history (including the squash court added on the 5th floor and entire Georgian ballroom imported from an English manor)!

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