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Renovation Diary part 5: How to move into a Trinity home

The new owner of a Queen Village house figures out just how complicated it is to move into a Trinity rowhome.

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Following in Frank’s footsteps

How a Philly couple discovered the modern architect Frank Weise through his plans

Renovation Diary Part 3: Trusting the process while miles away

The new owner of a Trinity realizes that too many chefs in the kitchen can be a bad thing—especially working within 776 square feet.

Renovation Diary Part 2: Designing a modern home in an old Trinity

In the next installment of Renovation Diary, Trinity owner RoseAnn Hill explains why she hired an architect and details the design plans for every floor.

Renovation Diary Part I: Finding potential in a 776-square-foot Trinity

As our Renovation Diary series begins, an out-of-towner dives into her latest home renovation project in Philly.

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A Q&A on preservation with Docomomo’s Dan Macey

Macey tells us why we should preserve modern structures, and how to get involved.

Cristo Rey High School wraps up $40M North Philly campus

Including the renovation of an old factory

City holds first ribbon cutting on Rebuild project

Funded by the tax on sweetened beverages

Boutique hotel opens in historic City Hall Annex

With 499 rooms and a "notary" theme

Apartments, coffee shop coming to former ICE offices in Callowhill

The building was most recently used for Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices

Inside the AKA Rittenhouse hotel’s $10M renovations

Take a look inside

The Met Philly opens renovated, upscale lounge

The place is the newest to open after the theater’s renovation project

Council considering proposals to study, amend soda tax

The controversial tax has given funding for Kenney’s Rebuild project

Industrial buildings in Fishtown tapped for contemporary art museum

A permit calls for a five-story addition

Council approves $10M land transfer of Provident Mutual building

The building will be renovated for tenants including CHOP and UPenn

With more funding, developer eyes June construction date for old Family Court

Checking in with the historic renovation project

Iconic Kensington milk bottle and dairy plant eyed for residential project

The project would include residential units and office space

City breaks ground on first Rebuild project

The Parkside project will see two new fields built at the open space

Inside the newly renovated Met Philly opera house

The place has been under renovations for two years

Cheery Fairmount home with new renovations wants $780K

It’s undergone some updates since 2015

The Met Philly plans reopening after renovations

A date has been set and Bob Dylan has been tapped to play

From rubble to reuse: The long transformation of a Fishtown carriage house

The DIY project uncovered historic details and an overlooked beauty

Historic Rittenhouse home once owned by Swedish vice-consul wants $1.6M

The exterior is decorated with Mercer tile

Funky Germantown home with exposed beams, penny floor wants $460K

It’s a four-bed place

Restored 19th century Kensington charmer wants $400K

It’s a three-bed spot

East Market officially opens—but there’s still some work to be done

Three of the buildings are finished in the $400M complex

An adaptive reuse project wraps up at UPenn

The Perelman Center’s contemporary addition is meant to complement its art deco neighbor

Renovated 19th century Victorian asks $1.3M

It’s a grand, six-bed home

13 photos that capture the colorful opening of Cherry Street Pier

The long-awaited space has been opening this past week

Inside the Art Museum’s Frank Gehry-designed restaurant

Stir opens to the public today

Charming home in Old City Hoopskirt Factory wants $295K

It’s a one-bed, one-bath

Checking in on The Bourse renovations

The $40 million renovations have completely changed the space

Classic colonial home in Mount Airy lists for $740K

It’s a 5-bed place with columns and tons of windows

Franklin Square Fountain getting a colorful, $2 million makeover

The 180-year-old fountain will soon have light shows

In Norris Square, renovated home with rustic feel wants $470K

The home has seen a total interior change, with more exposed brick and beam.

Queen Anne stunner in Tulpehocken Station Historic District asks $899K

The multi-unit property dates back to 1896, and offers a chance to rent out rooms.

The construction tax bill, explained

The mayor has suggested an alternative to the bill, but has not vetoed it.

Philly’s First Bank building gets $8M renovation grant

The long-closed 18th century bank could see a new life as a museum.

University City Trolley Portal Gardens opening this month

After a year of construction, the public space is opening in the 40th Street trolley portal