Spotted in Rittenhouse: Vintage Locust Street Townhouse with Parking

Asking price? $1,275,000.

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Rittenhouse, you rarely cease to amaze us. To be sure, your high-rise apartments bestow the city a bevy of ritzy units, but truth be told it’s really your original (and superbly gorgeous) townhomes that keep us coming back for more. This one, a dark beauty parked just off the Square, is a prime example of the vintage jewels sprinkled within your boundaries.

Built circa 1898, the sleek Locust Street residence wears an elegant 1920s façade and an air of mystery worth investigating – rest assured, it pays off. While the first level is simply an open space viable as an office or in-law suite extension (or anything of the sort, actually), the current living quarters begin on the second floor. Features of note there include high ceilings, wood floors, and fireplaces. Our favorite detail? The classic bay window exposures.

Among the home’s original features, the stairway comes first and from there goes on to include the bookcases and moldings. The kitchen, however, has been updated and comes with gas cooking, granite tops, dishwasher and gas disposal. Not far off is the dining with original built-in cabinetry and leaded windows opening to a sundeck. One floor up – the third level – is the master suite, a room encompassing a remodeled bathroom with stone counters and trim.

As for the rest of the home, it’s just as you’d expect: library sitting room, Miele laundry room, basement used for storage (though there’s a wine cellar there too). Meanwhile, parking-wise, a space behind the house has been used as parking for the last forty years. Specs and photos below.

Beds: 6
Baths: 4 full, 2 half
Square feet: 4,044
Price: $1,275,000

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Listing: 2050 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 [BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel]