On the Market: Compact Condo in the Sky on Penn Square
Here's a condo that looks like a million bucks but doesn't cost that much.
If you’ve been looking for a true deluxe apartment in the sky, but you aren’t looking to shell out seven figures for one, we have your condo right here.
But we must caution you: It has only one bedroom, and not even 900 square feet of space, which that cute two-story rowhouse in Fairmount we featured last Friday does have.
But what this condo has that that rowhouse doesn’t explains the difference in price.
First, it has loads of style, courtesy a top-flight interior designer.
Second, it has a top-flight kitchen and equally elegant master bathroom.
Third, it has fabulous views of City Hall and Dilworth Park thanks to its corner location.
Fourth, it has fantastic community amenities: 24-hour fitness center with lap pool and yoga students, residents’ clubhouse, garden with waterfall, dog run, outdoor terrace on the second floor, 24-hour concierge service, and the use of a chauffeur-driven Mercedes or Cadillac Escalade.
And it has one more amenity no other luxury building in the city offers: the services of a five-star hotel. This condo is on the 26th floor of the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton, and it comes with access to the hotel’s services as well. Don’t feel like messing up that swanky kitchen? You can order room service. Want to get away for a day? You can use the hotel spa. Planning on traveling? Book your stay at any other Ritz-Carlton through the hotel. Got visiting guests? The hotel is your guest bedroom.
And thanks to its location smack in the center of Center City, everything you might want to enjoy is a pleasant stroll from your front door. And for those things that aren’t, there’s that Mercedes and Escalade.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 894
SALE PRICE: $610,000
OTHER STUFF: If you do have a car and want to keep it, you can purchase a parking space in the building’s underground garage. The $857 monthly condo fee covers common area maintenance, facilities and building services.
1414 S. Penn Square #26G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 [Katerina Dimitriadis | Agc Realty (RATR Sales Office) via Zillow]