Post Brothers Remixes the Roosevelt Apartments

The Pestronks' top-to-bottom makeover of the Rittenhouse legend features three one-of-a-kind apartments as part of an overall building upgrade.

What becomes a legend most? Post Brothers answered the question with stylish modern accents for the Roosevelt Apartments' classically styled lobby. |Photos: Post Brothers

What becomes a legend most? Post Brothers answered the question with stylish modern accents for the Roosevelt Apartments’ classically styled lobby. |Photos: Post Brothers

For decades, the Roosevelt Apartments at 23rd and Walnut streets has had a reputation as a decent, low-rent (for Rittenhouse) place to live with a great pub on the street floor.

Now that it’s in the hands of Post Brothers, it’s become a stylish place to live at modest (for Rittenhouse) rents. (The pub, however, is long gone.) And for three tenants, it will be even more than that.

This week, the Pestronk brothers took the wraps off the Roosevelt Edition, three super-sleek, ultra-stylish apartments inserted among the merely stylish units that make up the rest of the building. These deluxe units are equipped with many high-end fixtures, fittings and appliances, including showers lined with Travertine tile and equipped with thermostatic shower columns with hand-held sprays and rain shower heads, Miele multifunction glass-front speed ovens, custom European acrylic cabinetry, floating Italian vanities with storage, and more.

The units also feature modern-style energy-saving ceiling fans, energy-efficient windows, wide-plank birch floors, and…well, we could go on, but we’ll let the pictures Post Brothers supplied tell the rest of the story.

Even tenants in the ordinary apartments get attractive units with many amenities. The apartments have hardwood floors and tile bathrooms, the kitchen appliances are highly efficient, the building is totally pet-friendly, and there’s a 24-hour fitness center, laundry facilities, on-site maintenance and management, and great views.

Everyone gets to enter the historic building through a nicely restored lobby jazzed up with modernist lighting and similar decorative elements.

Rents at the Roosevelt Apartments start at $1,105 a month for studios and $1,325 a month for one-bedrooms. The Roosevelt Edition units are two studios and a one-bedroom unit, with rents starting at $1,745 a month.

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