Jawdropper of the Week: A Modern Palace Just Off the Avenue of the Arts

With 4,000 square feet of ultra-stylish space, luxurious features and five outdoor spaces (including two roof decks), you'll feel like royalty living in Kater Court.

1334 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1334 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Just off the point where the Avenue of the Arts and South Street cross, where Hawthorne and Washington Square West meet, is a stylish new development of luxury homes called Kater Court. The name strikes us as most appropriate, as these large (4,000-square-foot) homes are so lavishly equipped you’ll feel like modern royalty living in them.

There’s plenty of space for living, relaxing and entertaining, indoors and out, including two roof decks facing in opposite directions. Rich wide-plank wood floors (eight inches wide and six feet long) and modern iron stair railings add a touch of contemporary sophistication to the home, which has an elevator to carry you from floor to floor effortlessly.

The first space you see upon entry is the most breathtaking in the home: a dramatic living room with a 15-foot ceiling, the focal point of the split-level main floor. 

Half a floor up, over the two-car garage, a New-Age European kitchen boasts cabinets imported from Spain, Wolf, Sub-Zero, Miele and Viking appliances, extraordinary stone countertops, and designer features. The dining area adjacent to the kitchen overlooks the living room, and the kitchen itself includes a breakfast bar. Or, if you prefer, you can dine al fresco on the spacious deck just behind the kitchen.

Up one floor, you’ll find sumptuous bedrooms with ultra-modern marble tile bathrooms and custom California Closets-designed closets.

The third floor contains the even more sumptuous master suite, featuring a walk-in closet as big as a bedroom and a marble tile bathroom with dual vanities and custom shower.

Up on the top level, you’re surrounded by the views that greet you from the roof decks on either side of the den, one of two this home contains. This one contains a wet bar with wine fridge, making this top floor ideal for relaxing and entertaining under the stars.

The home also has a finished basement with a guest bedroom and laundry facilities, and all of this is topped by a green roof. And if you feel the need to leave your castle, the lively cultural and dining corridors of the Avenue of the Arts and South Street are just around the corner, as is a Broad Street Line station for car-free access to points beyond.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


PRICE:  $1,500,000

OTHER STUFF: This home is equipped with a smart home system and has a 10-year tax abatement. Special financing is also available. Photos are of a model unit.

1334 Kater St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Mike McCann | The McCann Team | BHHS Fox & Roach]