For Sale/Rent

Just Listed: Sunny Modern Condo in Rittenhouse

You might say that this simple space with large windows is a work of modern art.


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1515 Locust St. #502, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 | Bright MLS images: Mike Eckstrom via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Living spaces don’t get much simpler than this roomy two-bedroom condo for sale in The Chelsea, a converted office building just off the Avenue of the Arts and a short walk from Rittenhouse Square.

Its interior consists of three basic ingredients: Beige walls, large windows and mahogany.

Oh, plus some stainless steel, porcelain, granite and marble here and there, along with a splash of gray in the master bedroom.

Put them together and you have a superb blank canvas on which to hang your personal style.

The attorney who owns this condo did just that, turning it into a personal museum of modern art.

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Main living area

It’s ideally suited for this purpose, with a spacious main living area with walls of windows on two sides. One end of the space functions as a living room.

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Kitchen

At the other end, you’ll find the kitchen, one of two mahogany-paneled accents in this unit. Sleek and modern, it features Miele and Sub-Zero appliances and a unique stainless-steel rolldown door over its pantry.

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Living room and second bedroom

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Second bedroom

The other mahogany-paneled accent is found in the unit’s second bedroom, accessed from the living room via pocket doors. This room has a handsome and stylish mahogany wall unit that makes it a versatile space: it could just as easily serve as a den, as here, a home office, or a media room as it could a bedroom.

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Master bedroom

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Master bathroom

Both it and the master bedroom have en-suite bathrooms. The one in the master has dual vanities, a separate shower stall and a Jacuzzi tub. The master bedroom also has two large closets.

With its open main living area and adaptable second bedroom, this space is perfect for both those who want a purely personal pad and those who enjoy entertaining multitudes. Not only is it a work of art, it’s close to art, culture, nightlife, dining and shopping. Not to mention PATCO and the Broad Street Line, though why you’d need to use either of those is a mystery to us (unless you work at the Navy Yard, in North Philly or in New Jersey).

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 2 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 1,855

SALE PRICE: $850,000

OTHER STUFF: 1,855 square feet of space not enough for you? The other unit on this floor is also for sale, and you can buy both as a package deal if you want. And if modern art and design are also your cup of tea, you may be able to buy some of the furniture now in this unit as part of the deal.

1515 Locust St. #502, Philadelphia, Pa. 19102 [Chelsea Blasko | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]