Unique Penthouse Condo With Kitchen Made of Giant Chiclets

Photo: Realtor.com

Photo: Realtor.com


A unique penthouse with skyline views at the Packard Grande has an unusual mix of styles. On the one hand, there’s the incredibly ornate, historically preserved woodwork on the walls, windows and above the fireplace, which is also ornate and historically preserved. On the other hand, there’s the modern kitchen — and matching sofa — both made of giant Chiclets. (Well, okay. Not literally. But you can certainly see the resemblance. If Chiclets were square at the edges. Which they’re not. So…modified Chiclets. Maybe teeth? Moving right along…) The ceilings soar above walls and windows from another era, while slate floors invoke both olde-tyme Philadelphia sidewalks and elegant estate terraces.

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Jaw-Dropping Modern Penthouse Is Back on the Market, With the Best Listings Photos in the MLS

This two-bedroom penthouse apartment–one of just 10 units in 101 Walnut Condominiums–is the only one with two stories, and much more thrilling, the only one with a private pool. While the rest of the 3,500-square-foot unit is remarkable in various ways, the sleek pool is undoubtedly its highlight. From the master suite, the resident can slide open a wall of glass to get to the heated pool, which is on a 1,800-square-foot terrace with an outdoor kitchen. There’s a flat-screen TV that’s visible from the pool–but then, so is the skyline. Homeland or hometown? Up to you.

The views are almost equally incredible from inside thanks to glass walls that allow a river-to-buildingtop vision of the cityscape. With so much to see outside, the interior has been kept deliberately simple. That aesthetic is also for sale, in a sense: The Roche Bobois furnishings, Design Within Reach lighting and the Holly Hunt rug can also be part of the deal.

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