On the Market: Barbara Greenfield’s Rittenhouse Home
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.”
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,464
220 W. Rittenhouse Square #20B
• Listing: 220 W. Rittenhouse Square #20B
TREND photos by Drew Callaghan via Kurfiss Sotheby’s