Jawdropper of the Week: Una Bella Vista in Bella Vista

On a clear day, you can see forever from this sleek and spectacular bilevel penthouse with roof deck.

1101 Washington Ave. #V2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1101 Washington Ave. #V2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Looking to rise above it all?

You can go higher than this, but you won’t have a view as all-encompassing as the one from the roof deck of this ultra-modern, ultra-stylish bi-level penthouse at 11th Street and Washington Avenue.

That roof deck, by the way, is one of three levels of outdoor space this unit contains. With a total of 1,100 square feet of terraces and decks, including a wraparound terrace on the main floor with beautiful views to the east and south, this apartment has more outdoor space than some luxury units have indoors.

And what this condo on the Lofts at Bella Vista’s “Villa level” has indoors is also very nice indeed.

You might be forgiven for thinking you’re outdoors already when you enter the spacious living/dining room with its floor-to-ceiling windows on two sides. Similarly large windows flood the kitchen and the master bedroom with light, and the other bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, have large windows as well. (Don’t worry; no one can look in. You’re seven tall stories up in the air in a neighborhood of much shorter three-story row homes.)

The best in Italian design and decor also makes this condo stand out. The custom-designed Schiffini kitchen boasts granite countertops, a marble backsplash, Eurostyle blond wood cabinetry and Jenn-Air stainless steel appliances. There’s also a walk-in pantry.

Meanwhile, the Rifri bathrooms feature such details as Incia stone tile baths and oversized stall showers. The bedrooms they’re attached to have plenty of closet space as well.

Other standout amenities and features in this condo include: surround sound audio with Sonos speakers throughout the unit and on the main floor terrace, newly refinished hardwood floors and all-new carpeting, and remote control shades (blackout shades in the bedrooms).

Its location is yet another prime amenity. Both the Italian Market and the Avenue of the Arts are a short walk away, and a great array of restaurants featuring cuisines from around the world surround you. Public transportation is also convenient. As the condominium building this unit sits atop has a high percentage of owner-occupants, you’ll also note that the common spaces are equally sleek and stylish and maintained with pride.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,350,000

OTHER STUFF: This unit also comes with deeded parking for one car.

1101 Washington Ave. #V2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach]