The 5 Most Expensive Apartments for Rent in Philadelphia Right Now

Rent the third-most-expensive one and we might run into you in the lobby.

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If you have the money to spare, you can live the maintenance-free life in some fabulous apartments for rent in Center City.

Actually, the most expensive rental property currently on the market is a fabulous townhouse on Spruce Street in Rittenhouse Square. Another is a super-stylish modern house in an 18th-century shell in Old City. Two more are condos.

And one is next door to our offices, so to speak. Starting at the top, they are:

1531 Spruce St., Rittenhouse Square (above) | 5 beds, 5 full, 2 half baths, 5,440 square feet, $15,000 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.

This elegant, sophisticated townhouse gives you the best of both worlds: a completely private residence with apartment building amenities. It’s managed by the folks who run the Touraine apartment building across the street, and you have full use of that building’s fitness center, yoga studio, business center, package delivery room and 24/7 concierge service. Your own place has some nice amenities to go with these, like a whirlpool tub and sauna for post-workout relaxation, a media room with surround sound, and a catering-style kitchen with a wine fridge. And for breakfast or a quick pick-me-up, you have a choice: fix your own breakfast and coffee or head across the street to Rival Bros. next to the Touraine lobby.

1531 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Rich Lauletta | The Philly Apartment Company]

apartments for rent 10 rittenhouse entrance

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10 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 2901 | 2 beds, 2 baths, 2,294 square feet, $11,900 per month. Contact leasing agent about pet policy.

You will enjoy an unmatched southern exposure, including a panoramic view of South Philly from your balcony, in this high-floor condo in 10 Rittenhouse. (You might want to invest in some curtains for your home office to keep from daydreaming as you gaze out the window.) The unit itself boasts a Poggenpohl kitchen with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and a gas cooktop from an apparently lesser manufacturer because the agent didn’t mention it. It also has Brazilian cherry hardwood floors throughout. The building has a full complement of top-flight amenities that include a full-service concierge, fitness center and yoga studio, saline pool, party room with catering kitchen, wine and bike storage, and garden terrace.

130 S. 18th St. #2901, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Michael Betley | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

apartments for rent cyrus curtis office apartment

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Lyndon at the Curtis, Apt. 209, Washington Square | 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,681 square feet, $11,000 per month. Pets welcome; contact leasing agent for details.

Won’t you be our neighbor? Actually, when the separate apartment-building elevators are finished, you won’t pass our offices on the way to your apartment, but until then, you might bump into one of us in the second-floor hallway. This unit is on the same floor, and there’s a reason it rents for more than a larger three-bedroom apartment on the 11th floor: You will be living in the elegant, mahogany-paneled former office of Cyrus H.K. Curtis, founder and president of The Curtis Publishing Company. Your corner apartment overlooks both Washington and Independence squares too, which can’t be said about that higher-floor unit.

And it comes with access to all the spiffy community amenities on the top floor of the original building. Those include a club room with billiard table, a private dining room with a first-class kitchen, a library, a boardroom, a dog spa, a private screening room, a golf simulator and a fitness center with on-demand classes. And to top it all off, you don’t have to go outside to dine at either Cooperage or the newest amenity, P.J. Clarke’s, right next to that magnificent Louis Comfort Tiffany mosaic in the lobby.

The management is offering one month’s free rent on this apartment only with a 13-month lease.

Lyndon at the Curtis, 170 S. Independence Mall West, Apt. 209, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Scully Company/Keystone Property Group]

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1101 Locust St. #10C, Washington Square West | 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,935 square feet, $10,200 per month. No pets.

The Western Union Building is Washington Square West’s most stylish and admired condominium, pairing a handsome neoclassical former telegraph office with a sleek Cecil Baker-designed tower. This unit, also done up by Baker, is located at the southwest corner of one of the building’s top three floors, and it makes the most of its location. Its floor-to-ceiling windows in every room fill the unit with light and offer breathtaking views from every room, even the kitchen. And it’s as big on the outside as it is on the inside: its 1,600-square-foot wraparound terrace lets you experience the entire panoramic view and makes a great outdoor space for relaxing and entertaining.

The listing notes that this condominium unit comes unfurnished, but with a furnished outdoor terrace.

1101 Locust St. #10C, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Zillow]

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106 Arch St., Old City | 3 beds, 3 baths, 2,776 square feet, $8,500 per month. Pets welcome.

Looking for a classic Colonial townhouse that at the same time displays up-to-the-minute sophistication? Your search ends with this custom-built beauty. From the expansive kitchen and dining area on the first floor to the roof deck with views of the Ben Franklin, this house is a true original befitting a unique personality. Design highlights include the light fixture suspended over the dining table, the sleek granite-topped kitchen, and the master suite’s bathroom, with a blue-tile-lined Jacuzzi tub and shower, the latter of which features body sprays from every angle. Its basement also houses a cool wine cellar. This residence has served as a pied-à-terre for pro athletes and celebrities, and it’s now ready to welcome you as its latest resident, whether it be for a month or two or for a full year or more.

106 Arch St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Lauren Margaretta via Zillow]