Jaw Dropper of the Week: Who Will Buy This Minimalist Delancey Mansion?

The Rittenhouse home has had $3.3 million hacked off its original $8.2 million asking price.

TREND images via Zillow.com

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If it is giving you museum vibes, that’s because it is one.

Well, as far as personal museum homes go anyway. See, when Henry “Hank” McNeil, member of the McNeil Tylenol dynasty and notable art collector in his own right (seriously, this guy was dubbed one of the best in the world by ARTnews magazine in 2011), lived at 1901 Delancey Place, he had – and we’re assuming continues to have because why would you want to give these up? – a, quote, “museum-quality collection of contemporary art.” We’re talking pieces by Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, and Donald Judd, to name a few.

Suffice it to say, members of the art world were habitual visitors to this Rittenhouse abode. And we’re sure they felt right at home.

A paint drop over 8,800 square feet, the pristine residence shows off a granite vestibule entrance with a glass door leading out to a reception hall. Oak floors and high 12-foot ceilings are spread throughout and a single elevator hits up all five of the home’s levels. Kitchen details consist of frosted glass pocket doors, appliances by Gaggenau, Sub-Zero, Miele, and Viking, and counter tops made of granite. Bonus: the rear service area comes with a pantry ice-maker.

Upstairs, the light-filled living room has a minimalist slate surround wood-burning fireplace, with a kitchenette and gallery nearby. An office is here too and sunlight shines in in droves. On the third floor are the master suite and two bedrooms, the latter two of which have upper loft beds and built-in desks. Another guest suite, family room, and kitchenette can be found on the fourth level, where there’s roof and attic access.

Ah, and a media room with built-ins is on the lower level. According to the listing, there’s also a 10-zone A/C and laundry room with double sink and Miele washer and dryers.

Originally listed for $8.2 million in summer 2013, the home is now down to $4.9 million. Specs and photos below.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 5
Baths: 7
Square feet: 8,806
Price: $4.9 million



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Listing: 1901 Delancey Pl, Philadelphia, PA, 19103 [Plumer & Associates Inc.]