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November 21, 2015
Q: I am a new owner of a Queen Anne Victorian. Although the furniture is Victorian, I do not want to use Victorian window coverings because the house has its original wavy glass windows and newly restored window surrounds. The windows are double hung, and only the bottom half would need to be covered at night for privacy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. - L.B. A: This sounds like a fun project. And there is no reason you have to stay true to the heavy Victorian style for your window treatments.
NEWS
September 30, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
After much delay and soul-searching over who should get a free Victorian house, the council has voted to give it to Middletown resident Barton Smith. But the fate of the 14-room house is far from settled. The council is not sure that Smith can come up with the cash to finance the deal. And Smith said he was not sure if he could squeeze the house down Langhorne-Yardley Road, where he wants to move it. The 97-year-old house, owned by Attleboro Retirement Village, must be moved to make room for an intermediate assisted-care facility.
NEWS
September 17, 1989 | By Maura C. Ciccarelli, Special to The Inquirer
A one-story addition to a Victorian house was approved and permission to continue a massage-therapy business was denied by the Upper Moreland Zoning Hearing Board Thursday night. In addition, board member John G. McNeff resigned effective Thursday because his company has transferred him to Chicago. Board members Charles G. Nicholson and Guy Cooper attended the session. Peter Tiburzio of 500 Frazier Ave. was granted permission to build the addition - attached to his "manor house" apartment building by a breezeway - as long as the style conformed to the older home's facade.
NEWS
December 31, 1995 | By Mary Blakinger, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Builder Robert Bruce Balbirnie's initial plan, years ago, was to use a small property in the 400 block of Lancaster Avenue for offices. But opposition to a change in zoning, from residential to commercial, scotched it. Now Balbirnie is transforming the site in Lower Merion's Haverford section into a 10-unit condominium complex called Haverford Walk. The name is a natural, because residents will be able to walk to nearby shops at Haverford Square, the bank, the train station, even the Sharpe Bird Sanctuary around the corner at Haverford Station Road and Montgomery Avenue.
NEWS
October 11, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Borough officials hope they have decided for the last time who will get the Attleboro House. Originally, the Borough Council awarded it to Middletown resident Barton Smith, but he stepped aside after falling short in securing enough money to move the 97-year-old Victorian structure. That left borough resident Samantha Boyd, whose current house was damaged by the June flood. At a meeting on Wednesday, the council made the official announcement that Boyd would receive the Victorian house.
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lois Sperow moved from a Victorian house to a smaller, historic house on Lombard Street. She wanted a sleek, modern kitchen-dining space where she could showcase her antiques and still accommodate large family groups for dinner. Her new house is 2,500 square feet plus a yard, but the kitchen needed a complete rehab. Her wish came to pass last year with a renovation accomplished courtesy of designer Omar Zaater and HomeTech Renovations of Fort Washington. The redo won a 2015 Contractor of the Year Award from the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in the residential kitchen remodeling category costing $60,000 to $100,000.
NEWS
October 9, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Barton Smith has said thanks but no thanks to the free Attleboro House. Limited time and money forced him to give the Victorian house back to the borough, Smith said. "I would have needed three weeks at least to get everything together," Smith said yesterday. "And it would have cost $20,000 to $40,000 more than I thought. " The borough's deadline was Oct. 5 for a plan for moving the house. Now that Smith has dropped out, the 14-room house will be offered to the borough's second choice, Samantha Boyd.
NEWS
September 25, 1996 | By Jennifer Inez Ward, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Council members tonight will interview six people who have applied for a 97-year-old Victorian house that the borough will give away. The six have been vying for several weeks for the 14-room house. It's unclear whether the council will award the house tonight. The house, owned by Attleboro Retirement Village, originally was to be demolished to make way for an expansion of the retirement center. But borough officials argued for saving the historic building, which the winning applicant must pay to have moved.
LIVING
December 25, 1992 | By Lucinda Fleeson, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There may be no more perfect setting for an old-fashioned Christmas than an old-fashioned Victorian house. Christmas decorations? It was the Victorians, ever ready to drape every available mantel with velvet and fringe, who really invented our image of a Christmasy house, replete with garlands, bows and laces. Family values? The Victorian era saw growing family size and a growing monied class that could afford the mansions to hold them. Home life and religion were so emphasized that the house was conceptualized almost as a church.
NEWS
October 18, 1995 | By Suzette Hackney, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
John J. Mato was once an avid fisherman and hunter, but he hasn't picked up a fishing pole or a bow and arrow in nearly 10 years. These days, his boat stays under its tarp as he learns and performs another trade - the preservation and restoration of his 105-year-old house on Poplar Walk in the borough's historic district. Beyond the rewards of a job well done, Mato can take pleasure these days in something a bit more tangible: the Borough Historic Commission's Historic Preservation Award.
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November 21, 2015
Q: I am a new owner of a Queen Anne Victorian. Although the furniture is Victorian, I do not want to use Victorian window coverings because the house has its original wavy glass windows and newly restored window surrounds. The windows are double hung, and only the bottom half would need to be covered at night for privacy. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. - L.B. A: This sounds like a fun project. And there is no reason you have to stay true to the heavy Victorian style for your window treatments.
REAL_ESTATE
March 30, 2015 | By Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lois Sperow moved from a Victorian house to a smaller, historic house on Lombard Street. She wanted a sleek, modern kitchen-dining space where she could showcase her antiques and still accommodate large family groups for dinner. Her new house is 2,500 square feet plus a yard, but the kitchen needed a complete rehab. Her wish came to pass last year with a renovation accomplished courtesy of designer Omar Zaater and HomeTech Renovations of Fort Washington. The redo won a 2015 Contractor of the Year Award from the Bucks-Mont Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry in the residential kitchen remodeling category costing $60,000 to $100,000.
REAL_ESTATE
April 29, 2013 | By Catherine Laughlin, For The Inquirer
The year was 1983, and newlyweds Linda and Ray Tschoepe started to look for their first house. "We had a strong idea of what we wanted," says Ray. During their search, they happened upon a redbrick Queen Anne Victorian with a wraparound porch in North Wales. The house, built in 1897, was designed by architect Milton Bean for William and Andora Frank. From the curb, the Tschoepes yearned for it, even though it wasn't for sale. After looking at nearly 50 houses, they made an offer on one in Ambler.
NEWS
September 30, 2012 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Giovannone brothers obtained a permit to demolish a Victorian house in Roxborough, it's unlikely they expected a phone campaign, hundreds of concerned citizens, and protests outside the Ridge Avene home. But a week after they posted demolition notices on the 1880's house, that's exactly what happened. The battle over the Bunting House began last week, after residents learned that Giovannone Construction Inc. had obtained a permit to demolish the stone mansion at Ridge and Roxborough Avenues.
NEWS
September 18, 2005 | By Rathe Miller FOR THE INQUIRER
Women only? What if Matt Damon wants to play? "He can meet us afterwards for drinks," says Lauren Elfant, "but he's not invited to Ladies Poker Night. " Eleven women are crowded around an old oak table in the dining room of a Victorian house in West Philadelphia. An '80s trash-rock mix blares from a Bose SoundDock; veggies are diving into artichoke-cheese dip; Yuenglings and bourbons are going down. Book club? Stitch 'n' Bitch? So, like, last year. Poker is the new pink.
NEWS
August 3, 2003 | By Mary Anne Janco INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
An old, nicely maintained house caught Karen Fogarty's eye on a walk at Tyler Arboretum so she sat under a tree and started to draw. "I was intrigued by it," Fogarty said. "The house had a life of its own. It was worth telling the story. " As she draws, Fogarty strives to capture not only the architecture and interesting patterns of light and shadows that cross the surface, but the "essence of the place. " "I try to capture a little of the permanence of the place and its ability to morph itself to accommodate the passage of time," she said.
NEWS
February 18, 2000 | By Heather N. Bandur, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
A charred Wizard of Oz music box is all Ross Rossiter has left after a three-alarm fire ripped through a three-story Victorian late Wednesday, displacing all 16 residents who rented apartments in the converted house. "I lost things I'll never be able to replace," said Rossiter, a slender man of 35, who was about to jump from his second-floor apartment when a Westville police officer threw him over his shoulder and carried him out the front door about 11 p.m. Wednesday. "I have nothing.
NEWS
March 1, 1999 | Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Having just signed a $70.9 million contract extension, it seems like a relatively modest gesture for Kobe Bryant to buy a house for a mere $2.5 million. But that's what the Los Angeles Lakers star has done, a month after signing his lucrative six-year deal. The former Lower Merion High School phenom had been renting the Pacific Palisades, Calif., manse, which overlooks the ocean, for the past two years. With his future settled - for at least a few more years - he decided to buy, according to the Los Angeles Times.
NEWS
November 1, 1998 | By Blair Clarkson, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
If some girl named Maggie hadn't carved her name into the wall, Karel Hayes' living room would have been Martha Stewart-perfect. It has all the elements: the overstuffed chairs covered with a demure flower pattern, baskets of Architectural Digest magazine discreetly tucked into corners, gleaming hardwood floors, and black-and-white photographs mounted on minimalist white walls. And then there is Maggie's curlicued signature, deeply carved into the doorway molding for what she clearly intended to be all eternity.
NEWS
May 10, 1998 | By Catherine Quillman, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
It might have been a typical community gathering. Residents, friends, neighbors and even out-of-towners ignored the dark skies and sporadic rain on May 2 to gather at a house along a quiet street. Many spent the day milling around the yard or simply observing from the front porch. Most in attendance, though, were far from casual. They had come to the house - a historic property built in 1887 - to take part in a public auction. The sale, which included the house and its contents, attracted more than 200 bidders.
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