Anna & Ben
It’s a sunny Sunday morning on Poplar Street, a tree-lined block on the edge of Fairmount and Brewerytown. The pigeons are squawking, the cars are honking (we have to paint a realistic picture – we’re still in Philly, after all). Olive, the German Shepherd, is hot on Ben and Anna’s heels as they head down to Lemon Hill in Fairmount Park. It’s the perfect park and the perfect place to make dog-parent friends. Poplar Street sits in Fairmount, but is far enough from the chaos that ensues when Jay-Z‘s Made in America sets up shop at the Art Museum. It’s a 30-minute stroll to the heart of the city, where shopping is a must. But, if you want to stay in the area, there are an array of brunch spots, restaurants, and (cheers to Brewerytown’s namesake) breweries. Some of Anna and Ben’s favorite spots include Ryebrew, Crime and Punishment, 2637 Brew, Spot Burger, Pizza Dads, Monkey and the Elephant and the Lucky Goat.
Now back to the house. After 50 years with the same owner, the house needed some updates. But, Ben and Anna were up to the task and they knew the details were an essential part of the home’s character.