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October 17, 2007

Fireplaces in Philadelphia Condos and Homes

Filed under: Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 10:48 am

So I ran a quick search of Downtown Philadelphia Lofts, Homes, and Condos that are currently on the market.  I searched Center City properties listed from $500,000-$1,000,000 with fireplaces.  Can you believe I found well over 200 Philadelphia Lofts, Homes, and Condos For Sale with fireplaces?  I wonder how many of those are wood-burning fireplaces?

I imagine that as lovely as those wood-burning fireplaces are, it may be more or less a hassle to get firewood in Downtown Philadelphia.  What a shame it would be to think the fireplaces here in Center City sit collecting dust and aren’t used as often as they could be because their owners don’t want to spend their valuable time running around trying to find firewood. 

Well, apparently, there are these nifty little logs called Duraflames that are available in stores all around Center City Philadelphia stores, including the local supermarkets and 7-11 and even Wawa, which everyone loves anyway because of their “no ATM surcharge fee policy”! 

You can check them out on  They are pretty cool and actually they are even better for the environment than burning regular wood.  (So call Aunt Suzy and Uncle Bob from the suburbs and tell them about it too!)  They come in various sizes from about 3 to 6 pounds and one log burns for 2 to 3½ hours.  I think my purse weighs at least three pounds so I should be ok to carry one or two for a few blocks in my new environmentally friendly shopping bag (you know the new reusable ones you can get for $1 or so all over Downtown Philadelphia supermarkets now!) 

Another great thing is that you don’t need to track those heavy, dirty logs through your Philadelphia loft, home, or condo nor will you have to find a place to store those clunky things…..we all know we can find other uses for each and every precious square foot of our Center City Condominiums.   You can pick up a few neatly packaged Duraflame logs and place them in a small cabinet or closet without worrying about getting anything else in there dirty.  And when you are ready to use a duraflame log, you don’t even need to remove it from the package.  That’s right!  You can put the whole thing, wrapper and all, right into the fireplace!  Better yet, you can LIGHT the ends of that wrapper and then the wrapper lights the log right up for you… kindling needed.  I promise your hands won’t even get dirty!  The inventor of these things must have been from the City.  

If you are interested in buying a beautiful Philadelphia Loft in Old City or a Condo on Rittenhouse Square or a home in Queen Village, with or without a fireplace, give Mark Wade a call at 215-521-1523 or drop him an email at  Don’t forget to open the flue!

Nicole Noguer
Office Assistant for
Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®

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