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.
Fitness Center (for fee)
Philly Car Shares
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.”
1806-1818 Rittenhouse [Condo Shop]