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One can’t help but notice the beautiful glass and metal canopy that is a signature feature of 1830 Rittenhouse Square. Designed by architect Frederick Webber, this c. 1917 building on the park’s south side is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Doormen greet you; elevator attendants — yes, just like in an old movie — ensure you get to your apartment without even pushing a button. The lobby is stunning in its details and finishes. There are just 46 units in the building on 19 floors, and many of the apartments enjoy very special city and park views.
Most apartments still feature their rich original details but have newer kitchens and bathrooms. Old-world elegance mixed with modern conveniences is the typical combination at a home in 1830 Rittenhouse. No two apartments are alike.
Most units are two bedrooms and two or 2.1 baths. There are a fair number of one-bedroom residences, and a smattering of three- and four-bedroom condos. Each has central air, laundry facilities and other modern-day necessities.
Like many of the Philadelphia’s classic, pre-War buildings, 1830 Rittenhouse does not have a parking garage. Parking spaces can be rented at lots nearby, or one of the building’s 24/7 doormen will readily hail an Uber or taxi.