Private terraces cantilevered from the high-rises surrounding Rittenhouse Square are basically de rigueur. They generally come attached to lavishly finished condos and afford you space enough for a few chairs and a side table on which to set your La Colombe and your Vanity Fair.
Then there is this terrace at Parc Rittenhouse. Its square footage — a staggering 1,500 — could easily be mistaken for an average home’s livable space. Indeed, it’s only a few hundred square feet smaller than the indoor space for this unit.
To get a sense of just how big a terrace we're talking about, it's meant to accommodate more than 75 guests -- with seating for 20 of them. (There are nearby BYOBs that are smaller than that.) And the space is clearly designed for entertaining, as it has a fireplace and a fire pit and comes ready for cable TV and Jacuzzi installation. And that's just the stuff to do after you get bored looking at the skyline views to the north and the stadium views to the south.
Unsurprisingly, the interior is staggering in its own right. The bathrooms are wall-to-wall Carrera marble, the master suite includes a customized walk-in closet built by a master carpenter, and the gourmet kitchen is outfitted with Zebrawood cabinetry, Caesar stone countertops and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. Views are spectacular throughout, as is hardwood flooring.
Owners will also enjoy building benefits of living at Parc, which include doorman services, a fitness center and private entertaining spaces. Parc Rittenhouse also includes a seventh-floor rooftop club with pool, spa and sundeck, which might make a great amenity for the new owners of this unit should they ever decide to leave their own private rooftop club a few stories up.
Below, Laura Kicey's photos of the unit.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 1,839
Price: $ 1,775,000
225 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Listing: 225 S. 18th Street #1115, Philadelphia, PA 19103