January 31, 1999 |
When the Locust Club decided to let stylish Philippe Chin be the chef to pry open its private doors for the public, there were some things the members must have expected. There was Chin's fabulous designer food, which they got, an inventive fusion of French and Asian flavors that can make lobster bisque speak with lemon grass and giant scallops sparkle with candied ginger. Transplanted from the tiny confines of his former restaurant, Chanterelles, the cooking now seems to thrive in its grander setting.
December 22, 1991 |
There's a little girl living inside Pat Polizzi, and she loves Christmas. Just take a look at her festive Devon home. To start with, there are five wreaths hanging outside, trees are lit with tiny white bulbs, and a childlike doll holding a lighted candle moves back and forth beckoning to visitors. It's a holiday wonderland and just a taste of what's to come inside. "I love the whole thing of Christmas," she said. "I really love it to the point I think I must love it as much as the kids.
August 28, 1987 |
HEATHER CROFT Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, N. J. (609) 646-5550 Five minutes from the beach and 15 minutes from Atlantic City, a variety of condominiums is being offered at Heather Croft in Egg Harbor Township. Two-story townhouses with garages, and one- and two-level flats, some also with garages, are under construction on the 29.7-acre Atlantic County site that will also include four man-made ponds. Priced between $70,000 and $111,000, the condominiums will offer from 900 to 1,365 square feet of living space.
May 2, 1986 |
Twin Ponds, Washington Township, Gloucester County, N.J. (609) 589-6700 The Cutler Organization is building 168 three- and four-bedroom houses at Twin Ponds in Washington Township, N.J., just minutes from the Atlantic City Expressway in Gloucester County. The Colonial and traditional houses will offer 1,390 to 2,485 square feet of living space, and prices, without optional features, range from $81,500 to $101,500. Standard in each house will be gas hot-air heat; a self-cleaning oven; garbage disposal; dishwasher; a one- or two-car garage (depending on the model)
July 22, 1988 |
TALL TIMBERS Little Egg Harbor Township 609-296-2601 Tall Timbers, about midway between Atlantic City and Long Beach Island, is a development of townhouses and flats under construction in Little Egg Harbor Township. Planned for the 151-acre wooded site are 798 one- and two-story fee-simple townhomes, 412 condominium flats and 48 acres of open space. (Fee simple means buyers will own and maintain the exterior and grounds of their units.) The units will have between 800 and 1,440 square feet of living space, and the price range for the standard units is between $71,990 and $99,990.
August 17, 2014 |
Teresa Shields Westkaemper lives in a sprawling four-bedroom house in Jenkintown with husband Paul Westkaemper and their three daughters. She is an accomplished watercolorist with a master's degree in fine art, and a very specific artistic sensibility: She loves circles and the colors red and blue. "I can't tell you why I like circles, but I always have, and I express them everywhere," she says. It makes sense, then, that after a renovation that included demolishing and rebuilding the rear of the structure, the Westkaemper home is blue in the front and has a red caboose, so to speak.
February 23, 2015 |
Kristin Recchiuti was on maternity leave about five years ago when it occurred to her that the 3,000-square-foot house she and husband Ed purchased in North Wales in 1998 was no longer working out for them. "We bought the house as a bargain in 1998 for $318,000, but it needed a lot of work now that we had three kids and a different lifestyle," Kristin says. The Recchiutis both work in the health-care industry for major corporations. Both are involved in patient education. "Maternity leaves can be dangerous because you have time on your hands and time to think," she says.
February 7, 2016 |
Timing is everything for Josh and Jen Hilbert. They lived in their 3,500-square-foot Radnor home for about seven years before renovating it. "We received three sets of plans from our architect, Jim Cassidy, soon after we moved in 2007," Josh says, "but we didn't proceed until we thought it was the right time and we were comfortable with the proposed changes. "I think it is important to get to know a house before you change it," he says. "We tweaked the plans over the years, but last year decided to finally go ahead and do it. " The couple, who met at Council Rock High School in Bucks County, have two children.
February 8, 1991 |
DEER CHASE Monroe Township, Gloucester County 609-875-7901 At Deer Chase at Monroe, buyers have a choice of two exterior elevations for each home, and one of them has a porch, at no extra cost. Those porches are part of an effort to give the development some "old neighborhood charm," as are the granite Belgian blocks used in the curbs, said Luana Walters, a sales representative for the builder, Kalian Corp. She said Kalian was interested not only in charm but also in saving as many trees on the site as possible to help preserve the natural environment of the neighborhood.
November 1, 2013 |
And for the next big act debuting soon on the Avenue of the Arts: Dinner in 16 one-bite acts? "The stage is set for Iron Chef Jose Garces," touts a blue banner draped across the Spruce Street flank of the Kimmel Center, where the marquee restaurant called Volvér is under construction for an opening by the end of the year. That the Kimmel Center is trying again to house a serious restaurant is only part of the story. The first attempt 11 years ago failed miserably with Cadence - the second-floor venue doomed by high prices, inconsistent cooking, and even more sporadic hours.