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January 28, 2011

Exposed Brick Option in Philly Lofts

Filed under: Center City Real Estate,For Buyers,For Sellers,Of Interest to Buyers,Of Interest To Sellers,Real Estate: Condominiums — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 12:40 pm

Usually accented by very large windows and high ceilings, exposed brick walls bring casual comfort to many Old City lofts and other Center City Condominiums. But the look of those walls need not stay the same again and again.

One option is to varnish, or apply polyurethane to the brick, which controls the brick dust accumulation, and gives the brick a bit of a shine, sort of similar to shiny hardwood flooring.

Another choice, which I personally prefer, is to painted the brick. Though I can rarely convince others to paint their exposed brick, some of the coolest and most hip looks are achieved by painting interior exposed brick finishes.

36 N Front Street-17

Of course, once you paint an exposed brick wall, you are kinda’ stuck with the look, unless you go and have the walls sandblasted. Not a process I would wish upon my worst enemy! Messy, to say the very least.

Looking for a cool and hip condo? Let’s take a look at some units together? Maybe a Fitler Square Condo? Give me a call at 215.521.1523 or email me at

Mark Wade
Prudential Fox and Roach REALTORS®
530 Walnut St., Suite 260 Philadelphia, PA 19106

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December 20, 2007

No One Likes Cold Feet

Filed under: General Real Estate — Center City Philadelphia Real Estate Agent @ 10:39 am

So you are cozying up after a warm bath in your luxurious Philadelphia condominium sipping on a nice hot cup of tea and enjoying the stunning view of the snow falling outside atop the Center City skyline. 


Beautiful….calm….serene…..and the phone rings.  Oh, boy, you left your slippers in the bathroom and the walk across the hardwood flooring to the kitchen will be pretty chilly on your toes!

Well, maybe not!  There is a great new ENERGY STAR qualified way to actually warm your floors.  

Nuheat Floor Warming Systems.  It’s like a Center City Philadelphia Condominium owner’s winter holiday wish come true! You can use it under tile, stone, laminate, or engineered wood floors in any room!  


The heating system is pre-built like an electric blanket.  It heats evenly and is only 1/8 inch thick so it won’t dramatically raise the flooring in your condo.  It’s easy to install and safe too!  It must be installed with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI), which is built in, of course.  It was tested and approved for use in North American Homes by the Underwriter’s Laboratory.

The 7-day programmable thermostat will also keep operating costs down, not that Nuheat uses much energy to begin with.  Warming a 30 square foot room in your condominium at full power (80-90 degrees) will only use the same amount of electricity as turning on three 100 watt light bulbs in that room.  But with the programmable thermostat you can set it up so that the stone floors will warm in the kitchen while you are preparing dinner and your tile bathroom floor will warm while you are taking a shower and then the hardwood floors in the bedroom will warm for when you step out of bed on a chilly morning.  Once Nuheat is installed in your condo, you can throw your slippers to the dogs! 

If you are interested in taking a look at some lofts or condos here in Center City Philadelphia where you can install Nuheat, give Mark Wade a call at 215-521-1523 or send him an email at

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

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