Sunday Open House: A Blogger Puts Philly House on Market

by hookedonhouses on October 16, 2010

House Obsession house for sale-Philly

One of my favorite ways to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon is to look through the real estate listings and visit Open Houses. I like to post some of my best finds on my Facebook page but thought it might be fun to mention them here on the blog from time to time, too.

Leah, who writes the blog House Obsession, is moving to Brooklyn and selling her house in Philadelphia. You may recognize some of the rooms because her house has been featured around the blogosphere.

House Obsession-staircase

It’s one half of a Colonial Revival twin that she lovingly renovated and has 4 bedrooms and 1.5 baths.

House Obsession-dining room

Her kitchen was featured in Country Living magazine, which was very cool:

Country Living article on kitchen

I’m surprised they didn’t include the eat-in area with the chalkboard wall that’s been so popular in the blogosphere:

House Obsession-chalkboard in kitchen

Asking price is $200,000 $194,900 (price just reduced!). More photos and information at House Obsession. And best of luck to Leah on her move!

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Leah @ House Obsession October 16, 2010 at 8:57 pm

Hey Julia! Thanks so much for posting our house!! We actually JUST lowered the price today to $194,900. I can’t stress enough to your readers how awesome our house, block, and neighbors are. I wish we could take it all with us!
Best regards,
.-= Leah @ House Obsession´s last blog ..I know a great house for sale!! =-.

hookedonhouses October 16, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Thanks, Leah! I just updated the post with the new listing price. Sounds like a bargain to me! -Julia :-)

Tonia October 16, 2010 at 9:08 pm

Beautiful house. If I were moving th Philly, this would be on the short list for sure.
.-= Tonia´s last blog ..Blogger writing tip 1 =-.

Maya @ Completely Coastal October 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm

I think I see some paint by number art which I love! I’ll be following in the footsteps of these bloggers soon (Leah…, young house love,…) once the listing with the local realtor expires (end Nov), and post my home for sale by owner! Worth trying!
.-= Maya @ Completely Coastal´s last blog ..Weekend Photo- Antique Glass Bottles for Sale =-.

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints October 16, 2010 at 9:20 pm

Wow that seems like a steal. I love her kitchen and the chalkboard wall is just too cool. Thanks for posting this Julia. Makes me want to move to Philly;)
.-= Becky @ Farmgirl Paints´s last blog ..Hunkering in =-.

Karena October 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm

Hi Julia, Leah’s house is so wonderful!! Thanks for letting us know, and I bet her next one will be just as heartwarming!

Art by Karena
.-= Karena´s last blog ..Luxurious 300 Giveaway from Metis Linens =-.

Annie@A View on Design October 16, 2010 at 11:39 pm

wow what a lovely home, love the kitchen table set!
.-= Annie@A View on Design´s last blog ..Contemporary City Beach =-.

Kim October 16, 2010 at 11:57 pm
hookedonhouses October 17, 2010 at 7:56 am

Fun listings, Kim. Thanks for the links! -Julia

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. October 17, 2010 at 6:22 am

Wow, what a great looking house. Sounds like someone is going to get a great deal!

Amy October 17, 2010 at 7:30 am

Love it! Makes me want to move to Philly!
.-= Amy´s last blog ..Floral Minus the Flowers =-.

Laura October 17, 2010 at 7:36 am

What a beautiful house and all this for only $194,900… Oh how I wished I lived closer, instead of NJ… The hubby has to live close to NYC and boy do you pay through the nose, for a house the size of shoebox… case in point… our run-down shoe box… humph….
.-= Laura´s last blog ..A Friday Flower =-.

Tina October 17, 2010 at 7:44 am

I just sold my house in less than 3 wks by owner using a website I designed ( & some other free or low cost resources. I wrote a series about it, if you’re interested.
.-= Tina´s last blog ..friday finds- new favorite movie house =-.

hookedonhouses October 17, 2010 at 7:54 am

Great series, Tina. Thanks for the link! -Julia

Desiree October 17, 2010 at 8:00 am

Her house is adorable and I love the pictures she took. I think it’s cool that her kitchen was featured in Country Living…..I’m going to have to look it up!
.-= Desiree´s last blog ..James Radin- Blue and White =-.

Amanda @ Serenity Now October 17, 2010 at 9:30 am

I can’t believe the asking price—that is an AWESOME deal. Her kitchen is swoon worthy. Love that chalkboard wall. :) Her dining room furniture is very, very similar to what my Nannie has…except that my Nannie’s is “original” and pretty much looks the same as it did when I was growing up and before my time too. ;) I LOVED seeing how Leah updated the set and made it look fun and modern.
.-= Amanda @ Serenity Now´s last blog ..Shopping Score of the Week- My Fashion Finds =-.

laura @ theshorehouse October 17, 2010 at 9:53 am

Oh, oh, OH! Saw this on your facebook page and had to come over for more pics. I love that kitchen, and still have the tear sheet from Country Living! I just love Leah’s house and style…I’ll link to it from my facebook page since I’ve got a lot of friends in the Philly area. I’m also dying to see what Leah does with her Brooklyn pad. :-) Thanks for sharing, Julia! And hope you’re well…my blog sabbatical has certainly become more of a leave of absence. Somehow life got totally in the way of bloggy good times.

Love Where You Live October 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

What a deal!!!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno October 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Wow, it’s a shame they can’t get more for it – what a lovely home!
.-= Sara @ Russet Street Reno´s last blog ..Mmmm cupcakes =-.

Kate October 17, 2010 at 8:08 pm

I can’t believe this house is only $195,000!!

In AUS you couldn’t even get an apartment for that much, let alone a 4 bedroom house of this caliber! Not even a shack in the outback for that much!

Wish it was easier to move o/s!

What a beautiful home Leah, goodluck with your move- can’t wait to see what you do with your pad in Brooklyn :-)

Nita October 18, 2010 at 12:21 am

Her house is quite brighter than the usual rowhouse. Hers is a double it seems. When I first visited Philly to meet my fiance’s family, I couldn’t get over that people mostly lived in these 12 ft. wide rowhouses. Rowhouses going back to the 1700s and maybe earlier are all that just about line the streets there, all an idea from England. I couldn’t live that way, I can’t share walls with others and wonder how people can do that.

Courtney @ nesting instincts October 18, 2010 at 8:15 am

her house is really charming! I’d consider asking her if she could sell the whole thing furnished…wouldn’t that be a treasure? Too bad I’m way over on the West Coast…
.-= Courtney @ nesting instincts´s last blog ..master bedroom makeoverfor free! =-.

Juju at Tales of Whimsy... October 18, 2010 at 1:53 pm

What a cool place! I love the chalkboard :)
.-= Juju at Tales of Whimsy…´s last blog ..Christian Fiction Sunday Contest- A Passion Most Pure =-.

Josanne October 18, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Ooohhhh….I like the color of the dining room! I like the recipe wall too! Unique and homey!
.-= Josanne´s last blog ..Breast Cancer-So THAT’S What It’s All About! =-.

Jackie W. October 19, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Young House Love has their house for sale in Richmond, VA.

Jen @ After The Alter October 23, 2010 at 7:57 pm

This is exactly like my sisters house! where is it? I couldn’t find it? My sisters house is just like this in Narberth PA….beautiful!!!
.-= Jen @ After The Alter´s last blog ..My New York Bridal Shower =-.

Megan June 5, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Cannot believe the price for that house – it’s a steal! I wish I was moving to Philly, because I’d totally want to buy that one.

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