On the Market: Manhattan-Style Loft in Rittenhouse Square
Sleek, spacious and stylish, this condo brings a touch of the Upper East Side to the west side of Broad Street.
Lots of Philadelphians, noting the influx of New Yorkers seeking big-city amenities on the cheap, go on about how this city still isn’t New York.
This sophisticated condo a block and a half from Rittenhouse Square makes their assertions harder to support.
Actually, this is exactly the sort of place a well-heeled New Yorker looking for big-city amenities on the cheap would fall for.
In form, it’s basically one large loft space with some bedrooms arrayed around its edges. Its all-white color palette intensifies the light that pours through its five floor-to-ceiling windows.
The loft space makes entertaining easy, since all the functions flow into one another with no impediment.
Its kitchen helps. It has an eight-burner Viking gas range, a large refrigerator and a dishwasher set in high-style Maistri walnut, white lacquer and frosted-glass cabinetry with Corian countertops. Its island is also mounted on wheels for flexibility.
The master bedroom has plenty of storage space and a luxurious bathroom with an oversized shower stall with six shower heads.
The other two bedrooms face the great room through mullioned glass French doors. One is a vision in black with plenty of built-in shelves, a fold-out desk and a Murphy bed; this also makes a good home office.
The other is a vision in white with great city views through its windows. (Just like the other rooms in this condo.)
High ceilings enhance the sense of spaciousness, and the great room’s marble floor adds to its sense of luxury.
And all of this is just steps away from great dining, shopping and entertainment, not to mention Center City’s outdoor living room.
Any New Yorker reading this is probably looking up the agent already by this point. What will really send them racing to the phone is the fact that they can have all this for under $1 million.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 2,057
SALE PRICE: $999,000
OTHER STUFF: The $809.06 monthly condo fee covers building exterior and common area maintenance.
1920 Chestnut St. #5N, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Allan Domb | Allan Domb Real Estate]