Philadelphia is a city of squares. And while everyone knows Rittenhouse Square, it’s lower-keyed sibling, Washington Square is a preferred spot for urbanites looking to get outside without having to see or be seen. Where Rittenhouse and Washington squares are similar is in the stately homes that surround it—homes that recall Edith Wharton novels (had they been set in Philadelphia). The townhouse for sale in Washington Square is ideal for someone looking for those classic architectural features, including a 60-foot marble entry, beamed ceilings, Fieldstone walls and intricate wood finishings, as well as modern touches, such as a new five-story elevator, security system and bar. There’s also a charming enclosed patio as well as a fifth-floor retreat, which could serve as an au pair or in-law suite.
228 W. Washington Square