Painter, wood artist selling Fairmount home

Medium b8a1bafb4e4aeff4b5207ec36b1a6906 Rebecca A. Rutstein and Michael Stifel have listed for sale a four-bedroom, two-bath home at 2521 Brown St. in Philadelphia for $549,000.

Karen Conte of Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is the listing agent. The Rutsteins paid $455,000 for the property in June 2005. The 1,960-square-foot home was built in 1920 in the Fairmount neighborhood.

Rutstein is a painter. Her work has been exhibited at the Philadelphia Art Museum, Philadelphia International Airport, Susquehanna Art Museum, Fleisher Art Memorial, Penn State University, Virginia Commonwealth University and Florida Southern College, among others.

She also has been artist-in-residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Red Cinder Artist Colony and the Vermont Studio Center. She also held teaching positions at University of Pennsylvania and Community College of Philadelphia.

She received her B.F.A. and M.F.A. from Cornell University and from University of Pennsylvania, respectively.

Stifel is a wood artist.

According to, there have been 17,637 home sales in Philadelphia during the past 12 months, with a median sales price of $108,000.

Address: 2521 Brown Street
Buyer(s): Michael W F Stifel and Rebecca A Rutstein
Seller(s): Michael Proetto and Faith Atkins Proetto
Sale date: Jun. 21, 2005

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