Room To Grow in Rittenhouse for $1.795M
This stunningly redone carriage house is spacious and beautifully outfitted as it is. And you can add onto it if it ever starts feeling cramped.
From where we sit, we can’t imagine needing more than 2,200 square feet of interior space in order to live well.
Especially when that space has been sculpted as beautifully as this one, one of the best projects we’ve ever seen coming out of JKRP Architects.
But we know that, after making our way through listings of homes with five times that much space and more, that not everyone feels the way we do.
So the good news about this home is: If for some reason you decide down the road that all it offers now just isn’t enough, you can expand it by right within its existing envelope by adding a third floor or building onto the second.
Adding a third floor will improve the view from the full-sized roof deck, we’ll admit, even if it would then require putting in a taller spiral staircase from the flagstone patio. But first, take a look at these photos and see how much this home already offers without it.
You have a stunning two-story-high living/dining room with a fireplace, wet bar, and huge windows that fill the room with light.
You have a kitchen with professional-grade appliances and an island with seating space.
You have a master bedroom with a sumptuous master bath.
And you have that patio and roof deck.
You also have a great location just steps from Rittenhouse Square. Center City’s living room augments your own and is surrounded by great restaurants should you feel like not cooking. It also has great shopping and entertainment options to boot.
Oh, and: You also have a one-car garage. But with everything so convenient, you probably won’t take your car out of it all that often. You could probably even get away with selling it and using the garage as storage space.
That’s a lot to pack into 2,196 square feet, don’t you think? But if you want to pack in more, you have options.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,196
SALE PRICE: $1,795,000
OTHER STUFF: If you really can’t imagine what your life might look like in this space, the agent has some virtually staged photos on his website to help get your creative juices flowing.
2019 Chancellor St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Paul Lipowicz | Keller Williams Realty]