Located at the edge of Old City and Society Hill, 101 Walnut was and still is one of the most progressive, modern designs to hit Philadelphia’s otherwise heavily historical neighborhood. With only 10 units in the 12-story tower — the penthouse is two levels (with a pool!) — it’s not easy to get into this choice, c. 2007 building. Enter through a secure lobby, cleanly contemporary, and take the elevator directly to your unit. Each floor-through apartment features walls of glass, two terraces and European kitchens. Poggenpohl cabinetry, Miele appliances and marble or granite countertops are the norm. Similarly, bathrooms are tiled, modernist designs with variations from unit to unit. Gas fireplaces have been installed in some. Most have wood flooring.
The original buyers at 101 Walnut could choose from seven floor plans, so there is variety in these 2,423-square-foot residences. The penthouse is absolutely fabulous–a two-level residence with its own in-unit elevator, expansive living spaces and party-ready patio with pool and superbly outfitted outdoor kitchen.
Each apartment comes with a parking space in a gated lot. There is a fitness center and virtual concierge/doorman. Association fees cover heat, hot water, water, sewer and the usual exterior and common-area maintenance.
If living in an ultra-modern environment amid America’s best collection of historical houses is the right combination for you, keep 101 Walnut on your watch list so you don’t miss out when one of these gems hits the market.