This is a historic townhome just off Rittenhouse Square that has retained most of its~ original features yet has been updated for modern living. It is one of the few properties on the block that has remained a private residence since it was built in the 1870~s. The historic elements of the property include 20 stunning stained & leaded glass windows, original interior window shutters, hardwood flooring throughout, three-story mahogany staircase & moldings, window seats, a skylight, fireplace mantles and other ornamental woodwork. The home has over 4, 000 square feet on four full floors. The first floor has 13~ ceilings, a wood paneled vestibule, and antique chandeliers and an entry hall with a large mahogany mirror. The grand living room has two entrances, large arched windows to the street, a marble fireplace mantle and ornately carved mahogany transoms. The elegant dining room has beautiful stained-glass windows, a large ornate fireplace mantle and wall sconces. The gourmet chef~s kitchen has imported German cabinetry, granite countertops and high-end appliances from Miele, Subzero and Thermador. The second floor contains the master suite, which includes a large bedroom, dressing room with ample closet space and the master bath. The master bath has a large walk-in shower stall and sunken whirlpool tub. There is a large den or library on this floor that has stained glass windows, a dry bar and custom mahogany bookcases, mantle, window seats and moldings. The third floor has three large bedrooms, one bath and a kitchenette. The fourth floor has two bedrooms and a bathroom that could be used as an en suite bedroom and sitting room. The bedrooms offer beautiful skyline views. The lower level, which is still above ground, includes a family room, bathroom, laundry room and direct access to a beautifully landscaped patio. The property has a full basement with ample storage. This home is located on a beautiful block of the historic Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, which has some of the best restaurants, cafes and shops in the city. Fitler Square and Schuylkil River Park are also just a few blocks away. The area also has some of the highest rated schools in the city. There are many parking, gym and yoga options nearby.
After someone moves to Rittenhouse Square, long Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, it seems the Square has a way of becoming the center of their universe, the sun around which everything else revolves. OK, perhaps that’s an overstatement, but talk to long-time residents and they are quite clear that this is the only place they would consider buying a luxury condo in Center City...
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