Restoring a four-bedroom rowhouse in Old City Philadelphia was so much fun for this Delaware County couple, they want to do it again in Society Hill, writes Paul Jablow for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Nancy and Bill Britton’s rowhouse was a block away from the Betsy Ross House.
“We loved it for the history and the location,” said Nancy, explaining their move from the large Delaware County home where they’d lived for 25 years. “And we wanted to be closer to our daughter, who was at the University of the Sciences.
The couple — she’s a nurse, he’s hospital CFO — are both 58 and have been married for 34 years.
The three-story brick house, built in 1810, is part of the Loxley Court development, a cluster is well-maintained, with a strong community feel and residents of all ages.
They put in a new kitchen, took up tile and linoleum covering the original floors and put in rose bushes and other plantings on the patio.
As to the new place in Society Hill? “We’ll fix that up as well, and we’ll go from there. We have a lot of energy at our age,” Nancy said.
Read more about these renovation projects here.