Washington Square sits at the southwest corner of the Most Historic Square Mile in America and is itself filled with history: originally used as a potter’s field, it’s filled with the bones of scores of soldiers who fought in Revolutionary War skirmishes, a fact that led the city to erect a Tomb of the Unkown Soldier of the American Revolution in it in the mid-1950s.
This spectacular full-floor condo overlooks that tomb from a building where a little history took place in 1948 as well. Aside from all this, however, it leaves the past far behind.
You’ll notice that the moment you step off the private keyed elevator that takes you to the unit. To your right is a dining room defined by a floor-to-ceiling wood-faced divider that also provides storage space. (The living room with its gas fireplace lies on the other side of this divider.) To your left is the stylish kitchen, whose polished black granite countertops reflect the Arclinea cabinetry like a mirror. With two Miele ovens and a Gaggenau gas cooktop, you’ll be serving masterpieces to your guests from a work of art.
The powder room features floor-up lighting that shows off the mottled brick wainscoting and a toilet with wall-mounted flush controls. (The en suite bathrooms in each of the three bedrooms also have those toilets as well as their own distinctive lighting and futuristic fixtures.)
Huge windows in every room let in loads of light and offer great views of your surroundings; those in the master bedroom overlook Washington Square itself. And the unit has its own outdoor terrace as well.
As we recently moved to new digs in a historic building on Washington Square ourselves, we can attest to the attractiveness and tranquility of Washington Square and the attractiveness of up-to-the-minute design in an older building. We would like to suggest that the combination will lift up your spirits as well when you make this place your home.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,720
SALE PRICE: $2,850,000
OTHER STUFF: The condo comes with deeded secure parking and two deeded storage units.
220 W. Washington Sq. #300, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106
200 W. Washington Sq. #300, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Jean Gadra | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]