Paul Jablow, For The Inquirer

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On the market: A three-bedroom townhouse in Bella Vista for $849,900

The townhouse is in a block with unusual character, the owner says, with new restaurants cropping up but without wholesale changes in the population.

On the market: A custom-built home in Pennsport for $485,000

With one daughter out of the house and a second soon to head for college, this couple wants to downsize and rehab House #4.

On the market: A Graduate Hospital-area rowhouse for $625,000

“The neighborhood has changed since Lincoln Square arrived,” the homeowner says. “It’s so jam-packed with restaurants. It’s easy to get to the park with the kids.”

On the market: A classic English Tudor in East Falls for $319,900

The 1,120-square foot house, built in 1943 and in a historic area, is on a tree-lined side street.

A Pennsport home, custom-built for family’s varied interests

Specialty rooms include a greenhouse, art studio, and movie projection area. The home includes 2,700 square feet of living area plus a 700-square foot basement and built-in garage.

On the market: An oasis in Chester County for $1,195,000

If the neighbors ever wanted to sell, this couple said, let us know. And one day in 2005, they got a call and two months later owned their dream home.

On the market: A stone colonial in Delaware County for $344,000

The three-bedroom, 1?-bath house, built in 1940, is on a landscaped level lot with a winding front walkway, covered side patio, and raised rear sun deck.

On the market: A two-bedroom rowhouse in Point Breeze for $350,000

The 1,080-square-foot house has easy access to bike thoroughfares, public transit, and I-95 and I-76. Local eating and drinking places have sprung up within walking distance.

Modifying a Swarthmore house to satisfy an owner who’s ‘just not a Victorian person’

“We followed the same architectural vocabulary of the Victorian era for the restoration work ,” homeowner Doug Harnsberger says. “and tried to complement it for the design of the new rear addition.”

On the market: A compact rowhouse in South Philly for $325,000

The 1,021-square-foot, two-story home, ideal for a couple, has been newly restored with central air conditioning, forced hot air heat, and a walled-off rear patio.