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SoPhilly Spotlight: Large Newbold home in need of some TLC edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a corner property at 1415 Morris St. with plenty of beautiful, original detailing. The high ceilings, built-ins and claw foot tub are all appealing, but this home is in need of some serious TLC to bring it to its full potential.

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If you’re ready for a home renovation challenge, this house may be just the one for you. For $299,000, this five bedroom and two bathroom home with 2,328 sq. ft. of space could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

St. Rita’s Cascia Center receives approval from the Civic Design Review

Earlier in November we shared with you updated renderings for the St. Rita’s Cascia Center proposed for Broad and Ellsworth. The renderings featured scaled down building height from what was presented over the summer, but still showed a vast improvement from the original plans presented back in 2014.

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The “peacemaking” facility, which will have senior housing on the upper levels, passed through the Civic Design Review earlier this week, only receiving negative comments on the development’s lack of windows.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Designer-owned Broad Street brownstone edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a 2,778 sq. ft. home right on Broad Street. The designer-owned brownstone is complete with 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and plenty of lavish details (have you ever wanted a separate space for an au pair or guests? You have it here).

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If you have $769,900 to spend, this home at 1630 S. Broad St. could be yours.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Updated Cascia Center renderings feature scaled-down building height

Over the summer the plans for a Cascia Center at Broad and Ellsworth returned in a big way. Plans presented back in 2014 were for a single-story facility that would give St. Rita’s church additional space as a “peacemaking” facility. When plans reemerged after receiving criticism for not using the location’s potential, things changed in a big way.

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Since the summertime, the plans have been scaled back slightly. Instead of the height being about the same as that of the church, the mixed-use building is now proposed at five-stories.

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

Kind notes and sidewalk art brings positivity to vandalism site

South Philly Co-op Playschool‘s parents and children, along with other area residents, have been taking to the Meglio Furs storefront at Broad and Wharton to spread positivity after last week’s post-election vandalism.

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The playschool spent Sunday drawing chalk art at the location, while others have been using post-its to spread messages like, “I stand with you against hate.” Continue Reading →

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What's Happening in:  Newbold 

SoPhilly Spotlight: Corrugated metal detailing edition

This week’s SoPhilly Spotlight is a soon-to-be-completed home renovation that features an interesting mix of corrugated metal detailing in the kitchen and bathroom, along with wood paneling in the bedroom.

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The two bedroom, one bathroom and 1,024 sq. ft. home at 1542 S. Mole St. is listed at $274,990.

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What's Happening in:  Bella Vista :  Newbold 

Spotted: Trump-related graffiti in South Philly

The outcome of the 2016 presidential race brings us a new president-elect, Donald Trump. With the election of this new leader for the country, South Philly is seeing some Trump-related graffiti, including a swastika spray painted onto Meglio Furs and other acts of vandalism around the city.

“Trump Rules” and swastikas are just some of what has been appearing on cars, homes and storefronts. Continue Reading →

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