Panoramic penthouse-style views of the Philadelphia skyline are hard to come by, even when you live on Delancey Street. That said, when you live on Delancey Street you can hire professionals to paint any mural that tickles your affluent fancy. Which is precisely what Richard Pinola (known for serving as president and COO of Penn Mutual, and current board member at Bankrate) did with this townhouse. Behold the wrap-around skyline mural.
The rest of the home is full of the usual Delancey Street delights: marble floors in the four bathrooms, radiant heating on the entire lower level, and a two-car garage to start. The kitchen features plenty of custom built-ins and high-end appliances. The home is also outfitted with our favorite posh accessory: the central vac system.
The best part of the custom mural (apart from sitting in front of it with a fake microphone and pretending to deliver the local TV news) is that the faux outdoor space is hardly even necessary. The townhouse sits directly across from the lovely Schuykill River Park, which the living room overlooks. It also includes “several” decks, according to the Sotheby’s listing, as well as its own garden and potting shed. All that and the property took a $105,000 price cut last week and is under abatement through 2017.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 3,651