Philadelphia

  • Downward Spiral

    Published 03/06/13 in Houses
    A spiral staircase in a Victorian-era townhouse in Philadelphia.

    The exquisite spiral staircase in this Philadelphia, Pa., townhouse is an optical illusion from above.   See the Image

  • This Second Empire corner mansion is located in Rittenhouse Square.

    Built circa 1874 by the protégés of Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, this corner mansion in Rittenhouse Square is a Second Empire gem.The flat-topped roof, stone edifice and decorative trim…   Read the Blog

  • Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia

    One of the most famous examples of row house architecture is Elfreth's Alley in Philadelphia. Now a National Historic Landmark, the alley dates back to the 1700s and is touted as one of the…   See the Image

  • Zombie Prom: Philadelphia

    Published 02/19/13 in Places
    The Zombie Prom in Philadelphia, PA.

    Each year, more than 1,000 wannabe zombies dress up and get their ghoul on at the Philly Zombie Prom. Most guests come pre-bloodied, but professional makeup artists are on standby for those…   See the Image

  • Philadelphia, Pa.: Greatest Cycling Cities in America

    In a city where studies have proven that commuting by bike is actually faster than by bus or car, Philadelphia proves its bike enthusiasm by turning its traffic-congested central areas into …   See the Image

  • Speakeasy in Philadelphia, PA, mansion.

    These establishments were often hidden in businesses, boarding houses or, in this case, private homes. The illicit space was — and still is — accessible via a hidden door handle in the billiards…   See the Image

  • Speakeasy bar area in Philadelphia, PA, mansion.

    The bar still boasts some of its original features, as does the rest of the 17,900-square-foot residence: The wood paneling lining the great room came from a 1650 hunting lodge of King James II…   See the Image

  • Piano in Philadelphia, PA, mansion.

    The grand piano is a gorgeous fixture in the living room.   See the Image

  • Hallway in Philadelphia, PA, mansion.

    The detailed, ornate hallway is just one of the homes stunning features.   See the Image

  • Fireplace in Philadelphia, PA, mansion.

    The room's detailed fireplace makes for a simply stunning centerpiece.   See the Image

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