TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Rittenhouse Hotel
About two-three blocks from Rittenhouse Square is this 17th Street townhouse, a home situated between Pine and Spruce that’s been appointed with, by the looks of the photos, a pristine renovation by Adam Zangrilli of Zangrilli Design – Build.
Granite envelopes the kitchen’s island and counter tops, while the custom cabinetry is made of solid cherry wood, and stainless steel appliances boast manufacturers like Dacor and Bosch. Each of the three bedrooms has the luxury of having an en-suite bathroom, but it’s the master suite that lucked out: full floor bedroom, exposed brick, walk-in closet, a “spa-style” bathroom, plus, a small bonus room (might we suggest a potential office? newborn nursery room?). Up on the third floor is one of the washer/dryer sets (the other is in the dry unfinished basement). Additional info and parking details below.
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If property records are up to date, then the lawyer duo who bought this home back in late 2009 are now parting ways with their art-filled condo at 1900 Rittenhouse (Seriously, we don’t remember the last time we actually saw genuine artwork hanging in a bathroom, as opposed to, you know, a stock landscape image from IKEA or something.)
The unit offers over 2,000 square feet of space and is comprised of a living room with fireplace, newer kitchen, two bedroom suites, and dining space. And who knows, perhaps you can even talk someone into letting you have that Warhol Grace Kelly print? It may or may not be real, but given that this place is going for $1,725,000, we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt.
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Victor Fellus, the owner of Mix and Victor’s Bar, is opening Ventuno, adjacent to those businesses, at the base of the Riverwest condominium at 21st and Chestnut.
According to Fellus, the restaurant is intended to open in about a month, with a menu focused on, “fun food, with 15 different homemade soups and a salad bar similar to saladworks.”
The restaurant will also serve grab-and-go style sandwiches and ice cream. Fellus said that he intends Ventuno to operate as a quick and easy lunch or dinner option for the neighborhood.
Spicy Dan Dan Noodles from V Street | Photo by Chloe Berk
126 S 18th Street
Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby aren’t the first res- taurateurs to summon night- market memories with bare bulbs strung beneath a black ceiling. But the globetrotting vegans behind Vedge have uncorked an unusually pent- up desire for street snacks at this energetic offshoot of their stately mother ship.
But eat here and you can feel how long the pressure’s been building to yank every taco and noodle bowl into the meat-and-dairy-free realm. Read more »
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A roof deck and high speed elevator of some of the things residents in this “boutique building” on Walnut get to share, but the biggest bonus is probably its location: the residence is right off Rittenhouse Square.
This unit–no. 7–also has the added measure of brand new appliances in its quartz counter-topped kitchen. Bathrooms consist of porcelain tile flooring and shower surround, as well as wet bed shower floors.
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Photos by Herb Engelsberg via TREND/Laurie Phillips
We’d imagine that it’s nice enough to own one $3 million plus unit at The Barclay on Rittenhouse Square. Here’s your chance to own (or at least gawk at) two. Yes, this 5,300 square-foot condo is actually two combined units (B and C) on the 5th floor and, yes, it has those stunning views of the The Square.
Hmmmm, that seems to be a theme around here these days.
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Pasta at Il Pittore | Photo courtesy of Starr Restaurants
For all of Philadelphia’s culinary diversity — and from Bustleton Avenue’s new Moldovan spot to Indonesian fare in Point Breeze, we at Foobooz are big believers — this is still a city where Italian restaurants rule. Read more »
TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – CC 1818 Rittenhouse.
Wouldn’t you like Claude Giroux as a neighbor? This unit at 10 Rittenhouse, the same condo building the Flyers’ captain is said to have been moving into last year, is on the prowl for a new owner.
Noteworthy features specific to this unit are its sleek Poggenpohl-designed kitchen (they make very, very, nice kitchens, we must say), bathrooms made of marble, and a sweet balcony. Meanwhile, building amenities include gym, pool, garage parking with valet service, as well as 24-hour concierge and doorman services.
Further details and listing info below!
Images by TREND via Redfin/Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty
Looking to get in on some condo-living near Rittenhouse without forking over a cool million bucks to do so? Unit #1100 at 1737-39 Chestnut Street just hit the market (again) and its 2-bed, 2-bath layout is the perfect size for house hunters, especially for Empty Nesters looking to downsize into some chic city- living.
The unit offers 13 south and west facing windows that offer unobstructed views of the city, including sight lines directly into Rittenhouse Square. Listing agent Patricia Royston tells us that the sellers are “very motivated to sell” and the unit has low condo fees ($663/month).
The eat-in kitchen features custom oak cabinetry with glass doors facing the those lovely windows to allow even more natural light to flow through the space. It’s then topped off with beautiful granite counter tops.
The two spacious bedrooms both have en-suite bathrooms, a major plus, and there’s even an office with custom built-in cabinets.
Originally listing in July for $870,000, the unit is now available for $849,000–so it seems that whole “motivated to sell” thing is true after all.
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The Chef’s Counter at a.kitchen.
Starting tonight, Monday, January 19th, chef Eli Kulp and chef de cuisine Jon Nodler are debuting “The Chef’s Counter” menu at a.kitchen. Touted as an interactive new tasting dinner, the menu is served at the 12-seat marble counter surrounding the Rittenhouse Square restaurant’s open kitchen. For $60 per person, a multi-course tasting menu highlighting a.kitchen’s hardwood charcoal grill will be offered. An optional beverage pairing from sommelier Mariel Wega will also be offered.
Kulp, a happy Seattle Seahawks fan, says the dinner is “designed to be a one-of-a-kind experience inspired by Japanese Omakase tradition, wherein guests leave it to the chef to have a memorable meal and highlight ingredients at the peak of their season.” Guests will be able to chat with the kitchen team as they watch the cooks grill, smoke and char dishes in front of them.
Dishes from the Chef’s Counter menu »