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Modern Tradition in Graduate Hospital for $739K

2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Photo: Jackie “JD” Dembrowski. All photos via Space Company; staging for all photos: Kendall Quigley, QA Designs

Its mansard roof may be missing, but on the outside, this newly rebuilt Graduate Hospital townhome harmonizes nicely with its Second Empire neighbors both with its height and its first-floor bay window.

On the inside, though, this home’s a totally contemporary looker that at the same time gives a few nods to its past.

One of those nods is in the living room, which has been opened up to the rest of the main floor. A gas fireplace with a gray stone surround provides a dramatic focal point.

The main floor is designed for entertaining with its open yet defined dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is also nicely finished and equipped, with a waterfall marble countertop, commercial-grade faucet and KitchenAid appliances. You can also take your party outdoors thanks to a roomy rear patio accessed through huge sliding doors.

You’ll find an equally classy personal indoor-outdoor retreat on the top floor, where the master suite includes a wet bar with access to a large maintenance-free deck with great views of the Center City skyline. (You’ll probably want to invite your really close friends up here for evening enchantment.)

In between are two more spacious bedrooms, a nicely outfitted hall bath and the laundry facilities. Down below is an unfinished basement with plenty of storage space and the climate control equipment for one of this home’s two zones (a separate unit keeps the top floor comfortable).

The renovation also brought this home’s other systems, including roof, drains, plumbing, electrical and basement pumps, up to snuff, which means that all you need to do after you buy it is haul your furniture in.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 1,813

SALE PRICE: $739,000


Living room

Photos: Alcove Media until otherwise identified






















































Living room, alternate staging

This and following photos: Jackie “JD” Dembrowski












2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Jeremy D. Kaplan | Space Company]

 

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11 kitchen accessories that solve our biggest cooking annoyances …

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We all know making our own meals can save us money and help us be healthier, but it’s not always the easiest option. If we’re being honest, cooking can sometimes be a nuisance. 

There are instructions to follow, ingredients to collect and prep, and dishes to do afterward, which makes it all the more tempting to scrap the whole thing and order take out. 

I asked the Insider Picks team about which kitchen tools they use to make cooking easier. These picks can save you time before, during, and after you cook, so you can focus on actually enjoying your meal.

Although the items on this list cover the problems we’ve faced, we encourage you to send us an email if we missed your biggest kitchen gripe.

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Dinnerware Market by Type, Application and Manufacturers Global …

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Global Dinnerware Market Research Report 2017 provides a unique tool for evaluating the market, highlighting opportunities, and supporting strategic and tactical decision-making. This report recognizes that in this rapidly-evolving and competitive environment, up-to-date marketing information is essential to monitor performance and make critical decisions for growth and profitability. It provides information on trends and developments, and focuses on markets and materials, capacities and technologies, and on the changing structure of the Dinnerware Market.

Market competition by top manufacturers, with production, price, revenue (value) and market share for each manufacturer; the top players like Meissen, Hermes, Arabia, GIEN, Herend, Royal Doulton, Wedgwood, Royal Worcester, Corelle, WMF, Libbey, Guy Degrenne, Lenox and Zwilling.

Geographically, this report is segmented into several key Regions, with production, consumption, revenue (million USD), market share and growth rate of Dinnerware in these regions, from 2012 to 2022 (forecast), covering North America, Europe, China, Japan, Southeast Asia and India.

Inquire or get sample copy of this research at https://www.marketinsightsreports.com/reports/05123785/2017-global-dinnerware-market-research-report

On the basis of product, this report displays the production, revenue, price, market share and growth rate of each type, primarily split into Plates, Bowls, Sets, Cups and Others. On the basis on the end users/applications, this report focuses on the status and outlook for major applications/end users, consumption (sales), market share and growth rate of Dinnerware for each application, including Home Usage and Commercial Usage.

Major points covered in this Dinnerware Market Research are:-

  • Dinnerware Market Overview, Segment by Type (Product Category), by Application, by Region (2012-2022), Competition by Manufacturers
  • Global Market Size (Value) of Dinnerware (2012-2022)
  • Global Dinnerware Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value), Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2012-2017)
  • Global Dinnerware Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
  • Global Dinnerware Market Analysis by Application
  • Global Dinnerware Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis
  • Dinnerware Manufacturing Cost Analysis
  • Industrial Chain, Sourcing Strategy and Downstream Buyers
  • Marketing Strategy Analysis, Distributors/Traders
  • Market Effect Factors Analysis
  • Global Dinnerware Market Forecast (2017-2022)
  • Research Findings and Conclusion

This independent 112 page report guarantees you will remain better informed than your competition. With over 150 tables and figures examining the Dinnerware market, the report gives you a visual, one-stop breakdown of the leading products, submarkets and market leader’s market revenue forecasts as well as analysis to 2022.

Report at https://www.marketinsightsreports.com/reports/05123785/2017-global-dinnerware-market-research-report/discount

This study aims to estimate the Dinnerware market size for 2017 and projects its demand till 2022. It also provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the Dinnerware market. Various secondary sources that include Directories, Industry journals, Press Releases and Paid Databases, Trading Economics like Bloomberg Business, Hoovers, Factiva and Annual Reports have been used to identify and collect information useful for this commercial study of the  Dinnerware market. Primary sources, such as Manufacturers, Distributor, Opinion Leaders, Industry Experts, Front-line Staff, Technology and Innovation Directors, Executives from Related Industries and Organizations, Purchasing/Product Managers, End Users/Buyers, Industry Experts, Opinion Leaders and Research Institutes, have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess prospects of the  Dinnerware market.

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Summer Home Decor Ideas

While it might still be spring, a midsummer’s night is only a few weeks away. In preparation for welcoming the longest days of the year (plus chilled rosé and picnic season), we’ve gathered a few tips to update your home, ensuring you’ll be more than prepared for those summer soirées come June 21.

The goal? Bring the outside in. Soft palettes inspired by nature and peppered with earthenware ceramics, textured pieces like thick woven rugs, and accents of natural elements like wood, rattan, and malachite create a serene oasis from the heat and humidity. Not to mention, these pieces carry an air of effortless summer breeziness—the kind we all wish would linger past Labor Day.

Below are some tips from top interior designers on how to shift into the new season with ease:

Fire up the kiln
One of the easiest—and most stunning—ways to bring the outdoors inside is through the incorporation of ceramics, tile, and earthenware throughout the home. “Pigeon Toe Ceramics makes a litany of earthenware products, but I am partial to their ceramic-based lighting offerings,” says Los Angeles–based Homepolish designer Haley Weidenbaum.

“For the kitchen, Heath Ceramics makes absolutely gorgeous yet remarkably durable dinnerware and other cooking related items. For backsplashes or floors, Clé Tile makes stunning Moroccan village terra-cotta tiles rife with beautiful imperfections in many different hues. Any or all of these items instantly give the home a handmade, natural aesthetic.”

Break out the linen
A fresh and chic trick to freshen up a space for summer is to put white linen slipcovers on everything, says Nashville-based interior designer Sarah Bartholomew. “It lends a casual elegance to the room, and you can wash the slipcovers once the season wraps,” she says. If a more contained change is what you’re after, “throw a batik hand-blocked print over your dining, kitchen, or patio table for a laid-back summery look.”

For those not ready to go all out, a few well-placed airy linens in the kitchen and bathrooms also possess a summery, ethereal air about them. Fog Linen and Schoolhouse Electric both offer 100 percent linen and cotton tea towels, dinner napkins, and place mats with subtle patterns and muted colors. “The addition of homespun linens made of natural fibers brings the simplest form of Mother Earth into your home in a functional way,” says Weidenbaum.

Green is good
Incorporating greenery is the simplest and easiest way to make your home feel like summer is officially upon us. If you don’t have a green thumb, fret not. “Picking a eucalyptus branch and placing it in a simple glass jar can transform a space in an instant,” Weidenbaum says. “This hassle-free plant can last you many more days than store-bought flowers, and its simplicity makes it the go-to centerpiece for your next summer dinner party.”

Repotting plants into seasonally appropriate vessels is also a way to freshen up without changing your plants entirely. “Aged or antique terra-cotta pots full of easy, seasonal blooms are the perfect way to bring your garden inside,” suggests Bartholomew.

Woven and wicker
Nothing says summer like woven textures, be it wicker rocking chairs on the porch or rattan chairs in a sunroom. “I hang my French market totes on hooks by the door and use them as catchalls all season long,” Bartholomew suggests. “Also, wicker hurricanes create the perfect summer ambience to feel like you’re dining alfresco.”

Los Angeles–based, California-cool designer Mark D. Sikes, author of Beautiful: All-American Decorating and Timeless Style, is also a fan of rattan and hurricanes. “Every summer, I religiously bring out my rattan-wrapped hurricanes and put them all over the house. You suddenly feel summer. I also layer in more potted flowers and plants in the house—nothing compares to a blooming garden inside,” he says. And Sikes would know: He happens to be the personal interior designer to Nancy Meyers, director of arguably the most gorgeous movie interiors of all time (hello, Something’s Gotta Give Hamptons dream house).

It seems to be that achieving the summer feel in your abode is all about embracing a sense of effortlessness, pairing pieces that might not logically go together with a bit of ease. “All year long I’m a huge fan of mixing indoor and outdoor together,” Sikes says. “Whether it’s a garden stool and a stone table inside, or a French chair and Neoclassical stone console in the mix outside, that blurred line always feels elegant and chic.”

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Modern Tradition in Graduate Hospital for $739K

2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Photo: Jackie “JD” Dembrowski. All photos via Space Company; staging for all photos: Kendall Quigley, QA Designs

Its mansard roof may be missing, but on the outside, this newly rebuilt Graduate Hospital townhome harmonizes nicely with its Second Empire neighbors both with its height and its first-floor bay window.

On the inside, though, this home’s a totally contemporary looker that at the same time gives a few nods to its past.

One of those nods is in the living room, which has been opened up to the rest of the main floor. A gas fireplace with a gray stone surround provides a dramatic focal point.

The main floor is designed for entertaining with its open yet defined dining area and kitchen. The kitchen is also nicely finished and equipped, with a waterfall marble countertop, commercial-grade faucet and KitchenAid appliances. You can also take your party outdoors thanks to a roomy rear patio accessed through huge sliding doors.

You’ll find an equally classy personal indoor-outdoor retreat on the top floor, where the master suite includes a wet bar with access to a large maintenance-free deck with great views of the Center City skyline. (You’ll probably want to invite your really close friends up here for evening enchantment.)

In between are two more spacious bedrooms, a nicely outfitted hall bath and the laundry facilities. Down below is an unfinished basement with plenty of storage space and the climate control equipment for one of this home’s two zones (a separate unit keeps the top floor comfortable).

The renovation also brought this home’s other systems, including roof, drains, plumbing, electrical and basement pumps, up to snuff, which means that all you need to do after you buy it is haul your furniture in.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 1,813

SALE PRICE: $739,000


Living room

Photos: Alcove Media until otherwise identified






















































Living room, alternate staging

This and following photos: Jackie “JD” Dembrowski












2409 Christian St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Jeremy D. Kaplan | Space Company]

 

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Pith Graduates from the Dorm

There are plenty of weird ways to get famous these days, and seemingly countless methods for capitalizing on that fame—consider Jiff the Pomeranian, who, one assumes, never dreamed as a puppy in Illinois that his cuteness would eventually earn him tens of thousands of dollars per sponsored Instagram post. Jonah Reider was a senior at Columbia University, hosting dorm-cooked dinners for friends, when celebrity came knocking, in 2015. The school newspaper ran a review of the “restaurant,” called Pith, in Hogan Hall, suite 4-B, where Reider made creative use of a toaster oven and offered fare that included lamb chops and mole popcorn. Overnight, Pith became one of the “hottest” reservations in town, according to the New York Post and the Washington Post. Luckily Reider, like Team Jiffpom before him, knew how to spin a story, and, what’s more, he knew how to cook.

In April, Pith was reincarnated as a supper series, three nights a week, in a ritzy town house near the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The other evening, a patron who’d dined in the dorm remarked on the aesthetic step up, from grubby linoleum and napkins by Bounty to Hans Wegner chairs and a wood-burning pizza oven. “Yeah, I’m chilling,” Reider said. He still speaks undergrad-ese—“dope,” “dank,” “sick,” and, inscrutably, “bread,” are favored adjectives.

In a back garden, where Reider grows herbs, ten diners snacked on fiddlehead ferns (“mad popular for some reason”) grilled with white miso, and a tasty unripe-strawberry-and-porcini-spiked beef tartare. “This is the perfect setup for a murder-mystery-dinner-type thing,” one patron whispered. There was something potentially terrifying about forced small talk with strangers and a lack of health-department oversight. But wines selected by a precocious sommelier at Blue Hill at Stone Barns helped things along. “I don’t know shit about wine,” Reider said, as he poured a delicious natural orange one from the Czech Republic.

With each dish of the eight-course procession, it became clearer that everything would be “all Gucci,” as he’d put it. Particularly Gucci: a pillowy yet rich spring-onion soubise with caviar; bruléed squash with lemon balm (Reider: “Tastes just like Froot Loops!”); buttery homemade pasta with morels and pea shoots; and a flawlessly seared Seattle wagyu sirloin.

After some huckleberry sorbet dusted with fennel pollen, most of the guests departed, and Reider and the return customer contemplated all that had changed. No more exams; far more trips to Australia bankrolled by KitchenAid. One thing remained the same: Reider still had to do all the dishes. (Tasting menu, $95.) 

Best Places For Mother’s Day Brunch In Bolingbrook And Nearby

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Sunday is Mom’s big day, so start it off right. Here are some local restaurants offering a great breakfast or brunch just in time for Mother’s Day. While many of these local eateries don’t require a reservation, you may be able to avoid long wait times by calling ahead:

  • Old Fashioned Pancake House, 2022 W. Jefferson St., Joliet – This family owned casual restaurant has offered up everything from crepes to waffles and more since 1986.
  • Big Apple Pancake House, 106 N. Larkin, Joliet – Another family owned eatery, Big Apple offers breakfast and lunch (and huge portions, according to at least one Yelp! review).
  • Crispy Waffle, 564 Brookforest Ave., Shorewood – A casual atmosphere serving everything from eggs to burgers.
  • Happy Place Cafe, 1150 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood – where the motto is “Have a happy day at the Happy Place Cafe!” The restaurant offers up breakfast, lunch, dinner and daily specials.
  • Southern Belles Pancake House, 15051 S. Van Dyke Road, Plainfield; 58 W. Schoolhouse Road, Yorkville – serving up breakfast basics, steak and eggs, skillets and much more.
  • The Broken Yolk Cafe – 12618 S. Route 59, Plainfield – A family style restaurant offering breakfast and lunch, plus an offering called “The Mom Omelet” just in time for Mother’s Day.
  • Blueberry Hill Cafe, 15521 S. Route 59, Plainfield – This restaurant promises to “strive to provide you with generous, home cooked meals in a warm friendly atmosphere, just like Mom’s.”
  • Plainfield’s Delight, 24020 119th St., Plainfield – Offering up pancakes, Benedicts, Irish cakes and eggs and more.
  • The Southern Cafe, 1819 Knapp St., Crest Hill – Founded in 2015, the eatery calls itself “a mix of good old home cooking and a dash of culinary genius.”
  • Eggs, Inc. Cafe – 278 S. Weber Road, Bolingbrook – One of three locations, Eggs. Inc. combines “old-school service and professionalism with the newest trends in dining,” including online ordering.
  • Honey-Jam Cafe, 120 E. Boughton Road, Bolingbrook – Enjoy omelets, waffles, sandwiches and more at this casual cafe.
  • Niko’s Breakfast Club – 38 S. Weber Road, Romeoville – This friendly breakfast spot offers fresh-squeezed juices, home-style cooking and generous portions.
  • Tasty Waffle – 624 S. Weber Road, Romeoville – Open since 2006 and family owned, offering everything from eggs to stuffed French toast, crepes and skillets.
  • Benny’s Place, 1158 Douglas Road, Oswego – Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (and they take reservations)
  • Off the Orchard Cafe, 3402 Orchard Road, Oswego – Offering a variety of choices, from eggs to scramblers, frittatas and waffles.
  • Oswego Family Restaurant – 69 S. Main St., Oswego – Breakfast offerings include steak and eggs, omelets, biscuits and gravy and more.
  • Silver Dollars, 102 Stagecoach Trail, Yorkville – This restaurant’s motto is “eat better pancakes.”
  • Grandma’s Table, 1700 Douglas Road, Montgomery – A “one of a kind restaurant,” Grandma’s Table opened its doors in 1982 and has been serving up hot breakfasts and homemade soups ever since.
  • Mother’s Pancake House, 2290 W. Galena Boulevard, Aurora – The eatery boasts a gluten-free menu and was voted “Best Breakfast in the Fox Valley area.”

Make reservations

These area businesses are offering up Mother’s Day brunch events, but you’d better book ahead:

McWethy’s Tavern, 1700 W. Renwick Road, Romeoville is serving up a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch from to a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Prices are $45 per adult and $12 per child (ages 5 to 12) for a buffet featuring a carving station, house-smoked Atlantic salmon, pan-roast chicken, egg station with custom omelets, cold salads, a “Kidz Korner” with chicken nuggets and more, antipasti and grilled vegetables and an assortment of fresh baked goods. The event will also feature live jazz musician John Behling.

Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive, Bolingbrook will host an “elaborate champagne brunch” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in the Reagan Grand Ballroom. Prices are $42.95 for adults and $22.94 for kids ages 4 to 12, with discounts for members.

Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, 7671 Clubhouse Drive, Yorkville will host a Mother’s Day brunch from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday with an extensive menu plus a kids station, dessert station and pasta station. Cost is $34,99 per adult and 6;14.99 for kids ages 5 to 10. Reservations are required.


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