The Bella Model is Back!

Bella model at Siena Place in Packer Park Philadelphia

The Bella model is back by popular demand at Siena Place, a luxurious, townhome community in Packer Park, one of Philadelphia’s most desirable neighborhoods. And, under Philadelphia’s 10-year tax abatement program homeowners will save thousands on annual real estate taxes. Please consult salesperson for details. This sweeping community of brand new brick townhomes offers city living with the amenities and conveniences you’d find in a suburban neighborhood, such as driveways and plenty of green space. All residences feature attached or detached garages, spacious owner’s suites, outdoor balconies and decks, and large eat-in kitchens. This new home community is convenient to center city and offers six beautifully designed homes. Home prices start in the upper $300,000s and offer lots of luxurious living space. For more information about Siena Place, contact John Kriza, community sales manager, at (215) 339-5390.

Bella model bedroom at Siena Place in Packer Park Philadelphia

The stunning Bella model starts from the low $400s and offers 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and an attached one-car garage all in 2,896 square feet. The first floor features an open floor plan combining the dining room and living room areas, which is perfect for entertaining and daily living. The kitchen includes 42” high wall cabinets, spacious granite countertops for preparing food, and an attached breakfast area. Ascend to the second level, and you’ll find three bedrooms, one full “Jack and Jill” bathroom, and a convenient laundry room. The spacious owner’s suite is on the third level and features a wet bar, 2 walk-in closets, a 12’ x 16’ deck, and a luxurious owner’s bath with double vanity sinks.

Siena Place is both energy efficient and low maintenance. All homes are Energy Star Certified and have energy efficient appliances, saving you money and assuring maximum comfort. You’ll also be able to spend more time enjoying your new home as snow removal (in common areas) and trash removal are included, making Siena Place a unique community in this part of the city.

Bella model dining room and living room at Siena Place in Packer Park Philadelphia

Siena Place is ideally located with respect to great Philadelphia sports & cultural facilities, restaurants, shopping, places of interest and attractions, museums, history, and more. The Packer Park area is a historical part of the city that is experiencing growth as new communities, restaurants and retail areas move into one of Philadelphia’s most desirable and established neighborhoods.

For further information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact John Kriza at (215) 339-5390, or e-mail Siena Place is open Monday through Saturday from 11-5 and Sunday from 12-5.

New Ideas for Making Your Home More Efficient

Your home is your haven. It’s the place where you go to unload, unwind, relax. So why not try to make it more efficient and aesthetically pleasing? Now you can! There are so many great lighting, design, and organizational options to make your home more efficient, and reduce the clutter which can free up space, and create a welcoming, homey environment that you and your family can enjoy for years to come.


When prepping meals, having proper lighting in your kitchen can be a lifesaver. Especially when you’re looking at a recipe book, or trying to view a recipe on your phone or tablet. Legrand® makes a stunning product line called Adorne. It provides everything from lighting for under your cabinets, to plenty of plugs for kitchen devices, such as coffee makers or blenders, or for charging your phone or tablet while looking at a recipe.


There’s also elegant lighting control fixtures that can blend in with the design scheme your bedroom, bathroom, or just about anywhere. To learn more, visit their website:


Heating and cooling your home can be a very big expense in the winter and summer months. If you’d like to cut costs down, you should consider a Nest thermometer, which adapts to the temperature you like, and turns it down or auto adjusts when you’re away, saving you time and money. Nest also makes a smoke and carbon monoxide detector and a security system keeping your family healthy and safe. Need to leave for work or vacation? No problem. All systems can be monitored and controlled easily from an app on your phone. Visit for details.


Now, what if you want a little background music for the movie you’re watching? Or, you want to play music from your iPod, phone, tablet, or computer? Good news, you don’t need any complicated wires to get the party started! All you need is a wireless speaker like the Jawbone Jambox. Simply download the app, and control the settings from your phone. You’ll be impressed by the big sound that comes from it, as well as its sleek design that can be taken anywhere you go. Check out the Jawbone website for more info.

Get Rid of the Clutter in Your Kitchen

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Clutter in the kitchen is no fun. We use our kitchens daily, so keeping them tidy is a constant battle, and it’s so easy to accumulate things you don’t need. Sometimes you just have to get rid of some things to make your kitchen appear cleaner, and make it more efficient for you when prepping meals, serving them, and cleaning up afterwards. Have no fear, we’re here to help! Here are some tips for de-cluttering your kitchen:

First you have to decide what to keep, sell or donate, store, or toss? You’ll have to ask yourself – “When have I last used it?”

“Never” – Toss it in the trash, or pile it in the donation pile.

“Within the last year” – Toss or store it, depending on what it is. If it’s something you only use seasonally, then store it in a separate container and mark it (e.g. “Holiday Cooking Tools.”)

“Within the last month” – Keep it, but find a place for it.

“Yesterday” – If you use these everyday, you’ll need to put these clean and within reach so there always ready when you need them.

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Next step, is to end the clutter…

Sort – Decide where the item goes – trash, donate pile, storage, or right back in the drawer or kitchen cabinet.

Toss – Everything that’s in the trash pile goes bye-bye! If it has no use, then you need to get rid of it.

Organize – Clean the spaces in your shelves, and fridge. Clear away dirt and crumbs. If items are dirty or dusty toss them in the dishwasher or hand clean so they can be returned to their proper place.

Put Away – Put storage items away, donations go in donate pile, and everything else that’s left should be organized so that it can be easily accessible. This might include reorganizing the dishes a little or your silverware so that the items you need most are in front or are at eye-level.