January 26, 2001 |
Say Delancey Street or Delancey Place to anyone in the city and the immediate thought is money. That's the image started when Quakers settled there in the 1800s, and that's the image it has maintained. The cost of a home on that tract averages upwards of $1 million. We look on that area with respect, admiring its traditional look, flat facades and the quaintness of its cobblestone sidewalks. At 10:30 tonight, in its weekly half-hour show "Drive Dreams," Home and Garden Television takes viewers through those historic homes.
February 4, 2005 |
For years, the Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia has needed a face-lift to brighten its fading complexion. Yesterday, it received $100,000 toward a full makeover. Frances Aulston, founder of the West Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, announced that Home & Garden Television made the donation and that two actors chosen by the alliance would offer two "60-second salutes" to the house. HGTV will air those spots nationally throughout February as part of a celebration of Black History Month.
February 28, 1997 |
An entire 30 minutes devoted to crown molding. . . . A segment on how to buy small appliances. . . . Hour upon hour peeking into strangers' kitchens. . . . an afternoon watching some lady repot tulips. Settle back with your cocoa and putty knife, Philadelphians: Home & Garden Television has arrived. Watching this cable network is like viewing "Hometime" all the time. It's WHYY's Saturday afternoon How-To lineup on Tuesday nights - and Wednesday mornings, and Sunday afternoons, and Thursday after work.
January 10, 2003 |
Owners of antiques and fine furnishings are always on the lookout for those who can repair minor dings or carry out major restorations to return their treasures to pristine condition. They might look to Lana and Boris Yakushko, who are new to Philadelphia but have brought with them artistry that has roots going back centuries. They spent the past eight years working in New York City before recently moving to Northeast Philadelphia, where they established BorisLana European Restoration Services for furniture, paintings, art frames, sculptures and more.
June 16, 2012 |
"I would say … that 70 to 80 percent of the shows on TV are bull****. They're loosely scripted. Things are planted, Things are salted into the environment so things seem more shocking. " That would be Mike Fleiss, talking this week about reality shows. As the creator of The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and about a score more of this invasive species, Fleiss would probably know. (His own programs, his insists, are legit.) His comments coincided with a scandal that rocked House Hunters, HGTV's signature show.
July 28, 2012 |
Want to see how your kitchen will look dressed in a nice sky blue? Or see if you'd like a set of chairs in that breakfast nook? What about checking out the view from the kitchen table after you knock out the dining room wall - without opening a can of paint, moving a piece of furniture, or swinging a sledgehammer? With this kind of power, who needs a professional? Lots of DIYers, apparently. As the market bulges with do-it-yourself interior design software - the most popular comes from Chief Architect, Better Homes & Gardens, and even HGTV - interior designers have felt the impact, just not in the way you might think.
March 19, 2015 |
E GYPT SHERROD , host of HGTV's "Property Virgins" and a native of Philadelphia, was in Cherry Hill last week to sign copies of her new book, Keep Calm . . . It's Just Real Estate: Your No-Stress Guide to Buying a Home . Sherrod, originally from West Oak Lane, is famous for being known as "America's most beloved real-estate agent," appearing on TV and radio. She's hosted "Property Virgins" since 2012. Co-authored by real-estate expert Amber Noble Garland , who also was born and raised in Philly, the book offers a guide to navigating the sometimes complicated process of buying a home - from saving for a down payment to signing on the dotted line at the closing table.
January 11, 2015 |
A couple of years ago, friends in Society Hill listed their historic restoration for sale and were more than a bit surprised by prospective buyers' reaction to their nearly 200-year-old house. There was a bathroom on each of four floors, all well-maintained. Yet because the bathrooms did not look like the ones on HGTV, the house-hunters wanted the sellers to upgrade at a cost of thousands of dollars before they'd take another look. I asked several real estate agents about it. The response was, in effect, "Welcome to our world.
September 1, 2014 |
A month or so ago, I interviewed three homeowners who had approached me after I wrote a column on the market's recovery, asking me why their houses weren't attracting buyers. In the course of our conversation, Gail Whittle of Oreland asked me something I've been pondering: "I'm wondering . . . if the plethora of property websites like Trulia and Zillow have changed the realty landscape," she said. "Do Realtors still work with couples and families the way they did when we were looking some 25 years ago?"
July 8, 2007 |
Married June 1 at St. Helena Church in Blue Bell, with the Rev. Joseph Nicolo presiding. Two hundred and thirty guests gathered at PineCrest Country Club in Lansdale for the reception. They met Steve first spotted Lyz outside Temple University's Anderson Hall in 2001. In Old City three years later, he recognized her at the Continental, approached, and asked if she had attended Temple. They struck up a conversation, but Lyz had recently ended a serious relationship, and wasn't looking to dive right in again.