It seems that futuristically modern homes are all the buzz lately. So, when we stumbled across this historically exquisite townhome in Rittenhouse Square, we were both refreshed by its rich beauty and taken aback by its enormous size.
Situated on a tree-lined block of the most desirable street in the neighbhorhood, the property boasts six bedrooms, five full bathrooms, two powder rooms, nine fireplaces, a solarium, a gymnasium, a library, an au pair or in-law suite, and a two-car garage, amongst other things. The foyer’s 15-foot ceilings highlight the home’s original woodwork. To your left is a formal front parlor followed by a dining room, which is currently being used as a family room.
The kitchen oozes elegance, featuring White Italian Carrera marble countertops, a double oven and range, a huge island with a double sink, a gorgeous fireplace with a hand-carved wood mantle, window seating, crystal chandeliers, and sconces. A one-of-a-kind solarium is accessible via the kitchen, as well, and provides access to a massive two-tier deck.
The master bedroom boasts built-in closets, a seating area, and a fireplace, and its master bath showcases a full glass shower, a clawfoot tub, and two custom vanities. Adjacent to the master bedroom is an additional multipurpose room that can be transformed into an office, a nursery, or a quiet area – or whatever else your heart desires.
Head up another level to find two spacious bedrooms that share a bathroom. The top floor is home to the last three bedrooms, one of which can be converted into a kitchenette, and a new full bathroom. The basement is fully finished with a full bathroom of its own and can be converted into a home theater or wine cellar.
This home speaks for itself. From its prestigious location to its gigantic size, and with all the greatness that exists inside, it is a rare gem that anyone would be lucky to call their own.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,200
SALE PRICE: $4,990,000
2004 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103
2004 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Terri Silvertsen | Century 21 Veterans]