Walking down the grand streets like Spruce and Locust that connect Rittenhouse and Fitler Squares, it is fun to imagine what Philadelphia must have been like before the stately homes lining those streets had been carved into a series of pricey condos and apartments. This rare find gives us a sense of exactly how magnificent these homes once were.
At nearly 5,500 square feet, this corner home dwarfs its neighbors. The listing notes that there are 16 separate room but we can’t be sure how they’re counting the master suite, which accounts for an entire floor of the sprawling home. Formal living and dining rooms which are each paired with less stodgy family living and dining rooms. A few of the 16 rooms also include a lounge, a study, a butler’s pantry and a wine cellar. The aforementioned master suite includes an entirely granite bath as well as a dressing room ringed by closets. Finishes in the gourmet kitchen are by SubZero, Dacor and Fisher & Paykel.
The home also includes surprising touches like pocket shutters (bet you didn’t know there were more than just pocket doors), an elevator and a leaded glass skylight above the original carved staircase. As if that wasn’t enough, the deal also comes with two years of prepaid parking at a nearby garage.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 4 full, 2 half
Square feet: 5,438
Price: $2.9 million
2100 Locust Street, Philadelphia
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Listing: 2100 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103