For Rent: Rarely Seen-in-the-Wild 1BR on Rittenhouse Square

There are a couple of buildings on Rittenhouse Square that, for whatever reason, don’t have the cachet that others do despite the fact that they have better amenities, are more affordable and are, just like the more highly prized residences, right on the park. For those who don’t buy into the Square’s status hierarchy, both of them–the Rittenhouse Savoy and the Rittenhouse Claridge–offer terrific deals, particularly when a larger rental (rather than a studio) pops up as it has now at the Savoy.

The Savoy and the Claridge were both designed by architect Samuel I. Oshiver, who was called the “high priest of the high rise” by Greater Philadelphia Magazine in 1962 while he was building the Philadelphian. None of the three buildings are much beloved in terms of looks, but take a gander at what’s on offer at the Savoy for the lucky renter.

Amenities:
24/7 Doorman
Fitness Center (for fee)
On-Site Storage
Philly Car Shares
Rooftop Deck
Spa Amenities
Utilities Included
Washer and Dryer
Basic cable included

THE FINE PRINT
Don’ts
: No smokers, no pets, please.
Move-in reqs: 1st month’s rent, last month’s rent, and one month security deposit to be paid at time of lease signing; minimum of average credit score for all adult applicants.
Duly noted: “The Savoy is a favorite among Wharton MBA students.”
Price: $1,750/month

1806-1818 Rittenhouse [Condo Shop]

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  • z2

    515 sf is considered a larger unit? yikes.

    its quite obvious why these buildings lack the cachet despite their location. They are UGLY and the interiors are far from luxurious. And with the large number of small units and rentals, they are swarmed with young renters. The Claridge is rental but Savoy is condo and the ratio of small to large units discourages an investor from renovating a large unit into a luxurious property.

  • z2

    515 sf is considered a larger unit? yikes.

    its quite obvious why these buildings lack the cachet despite their location. They are UGLY and the interiors are far from luxurious. And with the large number of small units and rentals, they are swarmed with young renters. The Claridge is rental but Savoy is condo and the ratio of small to large units discourages an investor from renovating a large unit into a luxurious property.

  • ridusofreid

    Thanks. Good article. Lots of roster spot question marks that will be decided in preseason. If you’re a young wideout on this team , the Maclin/Cooper situations present an amazing opportunity. It is a business after all.

  • Johnny Domino

    Let Shepard, Momah, Benn get all the 1&2 reps they can and let the others hang around until more talent shakes out at the last couple of cuts. Even if one or more of them is on the PS, they will be more prepared if needed. If RC is rehabilitated, a bonus.

    • illadelphia21

      X off Benn and replace him w/ Salas. Other than that I agree.

      • Johnny Domino

        There aren’t any 1&2s in the lot, just a bunch of interchangeable 3&4s. Take your pick.

  • illadelphia21

    Djax, DJ2, Avant, Shepard, Salas, Momah. SMH at this group, but that’s all we have and those that should make it until we see some cuts from other teams. I would never write Momah off. He’s a developmental project and therefore…needs time to develop. No way to justify him getting the boot, regardless of a semi bad camp. After this yr and the next camp/preseason, if he hasn’t shown improvement then he should be in definite trouble of getting cut.

  • ICDogg

    I said it before and I’ll say it again: I think our starting X receiver will be Ertz. I do not mean a special “3 tight ends” package. I mean he will play the position of wide receiver.

    I say this because he is more talented, all things considered, than the guys whose position title is “wide receiver”, in the skills needed to play X receiver.

    And because that leaves Casey and Celek as the starting tight ends.

    • illadelphia21

      I’m not thrilled w/ our starting TEs if that’s the case. Ertz, could be used for that role but he offers no threat what so ever to go deep or even break one open after the catch, in that position. Teams would play him for the short and be able to cheat the run from his side (not saying they would do this all the time). Plus his hands have been shaky during camp and that’s the opposite of the pre draft scouting reports. He does run good routes though. So minus the size advantage, it’s kinda like putting Avant on the outside. It could be done, on a regular basis, but do we really want to?

      • ICDogg

        Ertz is not a speed receiver. But look at who else we were considering: Benn, Cooper, Momah… their primary asset is not speed. And at the X, I don’t think we need as much speed.

        We could start Damaris Johnson but that would mean we would be starting two of the three smallest receivers in the entire NFL (the third being Tavon Austin).

        Avant is a guy I like as a slot receiver. He has neither the size nor speed to excel on the outside. But he catches in traffic and moves the chains. I don’t think it’s much like Ertz. Ertz has separation ability even if he does not have top end speed.

        • illadelphia21

          All three you mentioned pose a better or at least 1/2 way credible down file threat than Ertz. None of them have separation issues except Momah.

          I already know bout the DJ2/DJax issues of size. This has been discussed ad nauseum.

          Of course Avant should stay in the slot. He has never shown problems w/ separation. Avant also does not pose a threat of any kind for down field or YAC…hence the comparison to Ertz.

          I see Ertz manning the role on certain plays, but to have him in that position, often, is just going to be F’d up for our O. We need an actual credible WR, not TE/WR. And if Chip and the team try to circumvent the issue at hand w/ Ertz then we may just be in a position to get Bridgewater when all is said and done.

    • Johnny Domino

      Clay Harbor thanks you for that, and a 3rd TE spot.

  • ridusofreid

    He holds the ball too long. He is injury prone. He turns the ball over too much. These are not opinions.

    • illadelphia21

      So who would be better?

    • Mr. Wu

      yep he does all of those things, and yet he is still head and shoulders above Foles. I mean I wish we had Rogers or Brees or someone “elite” like that but out of what we have I don’t know how any sane person would not want Vick to play.

      P.S. I am all for nostalgia but time to change the handle man…hhahaha ….maybe just take the “us” out. Unless your from Kansas City of course.

      • Jack

        Nick Foles is a second year 24 year old. How do you know what he will become? He showed flashes last year. He has shown improvement in camp with his deep ball (which was what he struggled with most last year, even though he had a higher completion percentage than Vick on 20+ yard throws). He shows poise in the pocket and has the natural ability to sense pressure. He showed the ability to get right back up after a big hit and throw a bulls-eye. He had one of the highest completion percentages out of a rookie in the history of the game. He led the depleted Eagles offense to more yards per game and more points per game than Vick with less weapons and a worse OLine. He has the prototypical QB size.

        Vick is getting old. We know exactly what he offers. Highlight reels and injuries. We don’t know what Foles is made of yet as he has limited starts and is only a second year player. I say give him a chance and you might be pleasantly surprised.

        • illadelphia21

          Wow and SMH! Your bring all the old tired arguments back into this debate again.
          No one cards if he’s 24 or iif it’s his second year!
          No one cares what he’ll become! This is the QB position. It’s about what you are. If what he’ll become was the main crux of it then why not just sit him on the bench to “learn” until he turns into what he will be.
          Vick showed flashes last year too. Who gives a F about flashes when it comes to the QB position?!
          For just as much as he’s shown improvement w/ his deep ball, he still has shown issues!
          Don’t know how many times Vick has shown the ability to get up after a big hit..countless…and many more than Foles!
          Wow more yards and more points w/ less wins!!!
          Get off it. Vick still had to deal w/ Reid and Marty’s play calling and had a depleted O-line too. Kelce played 1 1/2 games for Vick, no Peters, F’n Danny Watkins, Todd played like sh!t the whole season, Shady was off last year, and fumbling. It’s not like either QB could hang their hats on O help. But yes Foles did have it rougher. Why not include my favorite phrase…”he was thrown into the fire!!!”
          Wow a high completion percentage as a rookie throughout the history of the game. Well throughout the history of the game rules have changed making it easier for passing. And what did that percentage lead to??? Wins…nope. Not a lot of turnovers…nope. Not a lot of sacks…nope!
          We’ve seen what we have in Foles. That doesn’t mean he can’t improve. But once again if you want to develop a QB, then leave him on the bench. He’s not hands down better than Vick. All this “unknown” talk cuts both ways. just as much as we could be “pleasantly surprised” we could also be terribly dissapointed! We need a QB who can start and play now. Plus since Bick is injury prone, I’m sure Foles will get enough playing time.

          • illadelphia21

            *no one cares if he’s 24!

          • Richard Colton

            I do. I’m ten years older than the Eagles QB. It’s depressing.

          • defroe81

            speak for yourself listen if the skins or seahawks found the next vick there has to be a new brady or manning out there how would you ever know if you have him if you dont give him a shot at actually playing. anyhow hope vick winssssss lol

          • defroe81

            soooooooo many excuses for poor vick
            “Get off it. Vick still had to deal w/ Reid and Marty’s play calling and had a depleted O-line too. Kelce played 1 1/2 games for Vick, no Peters, F’n Danny Watkins, Todd played like sh!t the whole season, Shady was off last year, and fumbling. It’s not like either QB could” if young guys never got a shot the nfl would be full of old losers that get injured and never play a complete season. that being said hope vick wins out. lol

        • Maggie

          Funny, Jack, Peyton Manning is getting old, in fact, older than Vick, with a career full of highlights and stats and not a whole lot else. Yes, yes, he won ONE Superbowl, in SIXTEEN years! Yet everybody heaps praise endlessly on him. Quite frankly, I get tired of hearing how the only way to rate a QB is by SB wins, yet all the media fawn endlessly on Peyton while ignoring many QB’s who actually have something to show for SIXTEEN years. So, don’t count out #7 just yet. As the piece quoting Reeve shows, nobody wins or loses alone. Wade Philips? He was all about defense, not QB’s.

          • defroe81

            superbowl exactly why manning gets praise even though he is old and vick doesnt. superbowl exactly why they will play him over younger guys has vick won a superbowl yet…. nope but lets hope if he doesnt lose the starting job that he can take us to the promise land and leave the game like john elway another denver bronco…

        • Dutch

          What did Foles show last year that he isn’t showing now in camp which by the way simply isn’t good enough to beat out Vick?

          Really, he showed the inability to hit common routes every QB in the NFL has to hit he can’t throw the out, he is weak on throws over 20 yds, and he has a problem reading defenses and seeing the field. Other than that what has he shown, pocket awareness? That can’t be true he was sacked 20 time in 7 appearances, or almost 3 times an outing so pocket awareness is pretty exaggerated given the numbers.

          He can however, had the ball off to running backs.

          Bottom line, Foles isn’t ready and need more development which isn’t a bad thing, but he’s not a NFL Quarterback right now and not even a good backup at this point. Foles is no better than Kevin Kolb at the same point in his development nor Mike Kafka and we know neither of them are starting quality QBs in this league.

        • defroe81

          im telling you all these foles haters only after one season and not a complete season know exactly what kind of player he is that’s just bias as they are vick fans and not willing to give anyone a chance unless it their boy. they should see troy aikmans first season and the man went on to win quite a few superbowls…

      • Dutch

        Rogers is going to be in the same boat Vick’s been over the last few years with a shaky offensive line, just last nite his Starting Tackle was injured and may be out for the season. Rogers isn’t the same MVP QB without protection but none of the top elite QBs are. Brees is also going to experience difficult times because of the same dilemma. Look at Phillip Rivers in San Diego. No offensive line and his game seems to have fell to pieces the last few years.

  • SoCalEaglesFan

    I have to admit being curious to see Vick in this up-tempo offense. He’s tailor made for the read-option. Talent is never the issue with him, it’s staying healthy. I just don’t see how he can complete a season.

  • Mr. Wu

    Ask D. Ware who he would rather be the QB of the eagles? Or B. Arakpo, J. Tuck, JPP etc. ….they will pick Foles all day long with a smile.

    • #7

      Not only them, the entire NFL.

    • Wilbert M.

      Of course a D-Lineman would rather face Foles. Ask the D-backs who they would rather face.

      • Mr. Wu

        Probably a lob 50 yards in the air rather then a bullet from Vick….. but apparently Foles improved his deep ball so who knows

        • EuropeanEagle

          A bullet can hurt yeah, especially when it hits the back of your lineman’s head, or the hand of a DEnd…

  • Richaud Jeaffreson

    I think Salas has a better chance of making the team over Benn and Momah at the time. Momah is PS at best. He had what, one good practice? Benn can’t stay healthy, why waste a roster spot on someone who may be out of the line up for weeks at a time. I say they should go with these players (they aren’t winning over 7 games this year anyway): DJax, DJ2, Avant, Shepard, Salas. With Celek, Casey, Ertz, and a possible 4th, I think the passing game will be as good as it is gonna be this year. Of course of they keep Cooper on the active roster he would push out Salas.

  • http://abigbuttandasmile.com/ A Big Butt and a Smile

    It’s not hard to win football games with Vick. It’s “hard” to win football games with Vick when you try to stick a square peg into a round hole. He is not, nor will he ever be a traditional pocket QB. But you don’t need him to be. You play to his strengths – uptempo – run based – quick reads – simple. It has worked in the past. It will work again.

    Vick has a tendency to over think things when given too many options – you saw it last year: pass – run- no pass oh $#%* here they come. It was crazy. Uptempo kills that which is why he always looked good in the 2 min offense – he just played…got all the voices out of his head and played ball. That’s what Kelly’s offense does – gets the voices out the players head and let’s them just play ball. It’s tailor made for Vick – we’ll see what happens.

    • #7

      There it is

  • joe

    Doesn’t anyone think that Andy had the wrong offensive line scheme and wrong offensive scheme for Vick? I really believe with Kelly playing to Vicks strengths. And Vick being Vick, that its going to be awesome