On the Market: Barbara Greenfield’s Rittenhouse Home

Kurfiss Sotheby's has listed the late real estate stalwart's unit at 220.

TREND photo by Drew Callaghan via Kurfiss Sotheby's.

TREND photo by Drew Callaghan via Kurfiss Sotheby’s.

As a broker for 50 years for two family firms — Greenfield Realty Co. and Albert M. Greenfield & Co. — Barbara Greenfield was the “grand dame of Philadelphia real estate,” as the Inquirer put it in her April obituary.

Not unlike an obit, the listing for her Rittenhouse home focuses on Greenfield’s personality and accomplishments as well:

Bright, beautiful and determined, she built a high-end real estate business centered on service, one she described as “marrying people with properties,” all the while lending her energy and support to a range of city and arts institutions. Later in life, she created this three-bedroom residence, with help from architect Carl Massara, to be both a respite from her busy professional and civic life and a functional place to entertain friends and family.

Of course, there’s something to be said about the home as well, which is a high-floor, southeast-facing unit right on the Square. “As home to someone who was at the center of city life,” the listing reads, “and for buyers who desire a similar presence, this is a residence with all the right ingredients: location, views, square footage and amenities.”

Gallery below.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 3
Baths: 2/1
Square feet: 2,464
Price: $1,695,000



• Listing: 220 W. Rittenhouse Square #20B

TREND photos by Drew Callaghan via Kurfiss Sotheby’s