Jawdropper of the Week: The Golden Touch in Wash West

This stylish modern condo high above Locust Street has a touch of opulence about it. For starters, check out that chandelier. Then there's all that golden detailing in the kitchen.

1101 Locust St. #7F, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | Photos via Allan Domb Real Estate

1101 Locust St. #7F, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | Photos via Allan Domb Real Estate

They say money can’t buy you love, but this stunning apartment proves that all wrong. Soaring high above the streets of Washington Square West, this week’s Jawdropper is located in the luxurious Western Union Building, and truly no detail was spared in the creation of this masterpiece.

Entering the foyer, you’re not only greeted with the killer views that grace almost every room in the apartment, but you’re also met with views into the office and open-plan main living area. If you look down, you’ll also notice the custom-made greige maple chevron floors that continue throughout the apartment.

Moving from the foyer into the kitchen area, you’ll notice that this is no ordinary kitchen. Every detail in this kitchen is custom made and top of the line, from the floor-to-ceiling Teknika maple cabinetry to the Calacatta marble countertops and waterfall island. Another element to this over-the-top kitchen is the attention paid to the smaller details. Anyone who walks into the kitchen notices the numerous gold details throughout, including the cabinet handles, the modern light fixture above, and the distinctive gold details that adorn the La Cornue range and hood. Along with the crystal chandelier in the dining area, these golden touches give this room an even more opulent feel.

Of course, no grand kitchen is complete without an array of stainless steel appliances, and this kitchen certainly has enough space to house the custom-paneled 36-inch-wide Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele Speed Oven, Miele Diamond dishwasher, Dornbracht faucet, InSinkErator disposal, and instant hot filtered faucet.

There’s also a custom converted chef’s pantry off the kitchen, and the main living area includes a built-in bar with custom cabinetry, a custom-paneled ice machine, a full-size Sub-Zero wine refrigerator, refrigerated drawers, and a built-in Miele espresso and coffee maker.

The dining area is the perfect size for entertaining a large crowd for dinner, with enough space for a large dining room table, as well as room for four seats at the bar. Just beyond the dining table space is a small sitting area next to the custom bar. Behind this, the large sliding glass doors lead out onto a west-facing balcony offering great views of the sunset over the Center City skyline. All these elements combine to make the main living area an ideal space for those who love to entertain.

Just to the left of the main living area is the family room. This space is the best chill-out space in the world. With enough room for a giant, cozy sofa and a large TV, this is the perfect space to relax and enjoy the views, whether they’re on the big screen or through the multiple floor-to-ceiling windows!

The master bedroom is next to the living room. With its own private balcony facing the Center City skyline, your mornings and evenings just got better. Of course, it has a luxurious en suite bathroom with dual vanities, but it also has not one, but two custom walk-in Closet Works closets, a dream for any woman.

Just off the dining area are two more bedrooms. Each has ample closet space, its own en suite bath, and unobstructed views to the south through large windows.

The home office, located just off the foyer, is designed by California Closets and features a built-in entertainment center.

You thought that was everything this opulent modern condo has to offer? Think again! Other features include automated blackout shades, much needed with all of the natural light this home gives, custom lighting, a laundry room with an Electrolux washer and dryer. But it doesn’t stop there! Even the building is a standout. Designed by Cecil Baker, it includes a 24-hour doorman, fitness center, and valet service.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,695,000

OTHER STUFF:  The monthly condo fee is $1,695. This condo comes with a storage unit on the second floor of the building. It also has two garage parking spaces of its own — one regular space and one for an SUV — but as this building is right in the heart of Wash West and close to everything Center City has to offer, chances are your vehicles will be gathering dust in that garage much of the time.

1101 Locust St #7F, Philadelphia, Pa 19107 [Allan Domb | Allan Domb Real Estate]