Compass: A tech-first brokerage with national ambitions establishes local roots in Chestnut Hill

Homes & Home | September 26th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro A generation ago, most real estate needs in Chestnut Hill were handled by older Hill-based firms like Eichler & Moffly and Prudential Fox & Roach. There’s been a cascade of changes over the last 10 to 15 years, however. Mt. Airy-based Elfant Wissahickon moved its headquarters to Chestnut Hill, Eichler Moffly merged […]

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1400 Lofts apartments at former Montessori school to open this month

Homes & Home | September 6th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Pete Mazzaccaro Wyndmoor developer Scott Janzen and his partner, Peter Bloomfield, are set to open 1400 Lofts apartments, a remarkable conversion of the former Wyndmoor Montessori school at 1400 E. Willow Grove Ave., into eight luxury apartments. “We’re just a couple of weeks away,” Janzen said outside the nearly completed building. We’ve got some […]

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International real estate firm opens office on the Avenue

Homes & Home | July 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Brendan Sample Having already established a presence in Chestnut Hill through regular business, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty became an official part of the community with the opening of its fourth and newest location. Situated at 8431 Germantown Ave., the firm held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, June 27. According to Kurfiss owner and chairman […]

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Discovering Chestnut Hill: Dos and don’ts for protecting your historic masonry

Discovering Chestnut Hill, Homes & Home | July 12th, 2019 | Leave a comment

by Peter Saylor, FAIA Recognized as a National Historic District, Chestnut Hill has been described by David Contosta and Carol Franklin in their book, “Metropolitan Paradise,” as an assemblage of “delectable details” formed by a sympathetic bond responding to original land forms, connecting fabric of forest vegetation, natural materials, and an astonishing variety of housing […]

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