Just Listed: Modern 2-Story Penthouse in Rittenhouse
If you want striking modern style in a neo-Classical shell, this spectacular penthouse condo for sale in the Lanesborough is exactly what you've been looking for.
The Lanesborough condominium at 16th and Locust streets, two blocks from Rittenhouse Square, was built in 1929 to house two prestigious private alumni clubs: the Yale Club and the Haverford Club.
So it should come as no surprise that the Lanesborough occupies a stripped-down neo-Classical structure. Vaguely Georgian architecture, and its American cousins Colonial and Federal, tend to appear frequently on our elite college campuses.
What should come as a surprise is what’s been done with the Lanesborough’s two-story-high penthouse unit. Inside this stripped-down neo-Colonial shell sits a super-stylish, ultra-modern condo filled with light from the soaring Palladian windows that stretch nearly the entire height of the unit.
The designer of this condo for sale took advantage of the height to give it three especially dramatic spaces: the full-height living room, where a contemporary metal-and-wood-railed staircase takes you up to the upstairs master suite…
…the dining room/kitchen combo, which combines a formal dining area with striking light fixture, an informal dining area and a custom Bulthaup kitchen outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances…
…and the game room, where spiral staircases on either side of its entrance lead to two balconies, one of which currently serves as a gym and the other of which contains arcade games. Downstairs you’ll find a bar on one side and a video lounge on the other.
But these aren’t the only dramatic spaces in this top-drawer top-floor condo for sale. The master bedroom, outfitted with a tray ceiling and a glass wall looking out over the main floor living area, is another.
So is the marble master bathroom.
Two bedrooms with en-suite baths, a laundry room with custom closets and a powder room complete the interior space. An outside terrace gives you room to grill.
And you get spectacular views of Center City through those huge windows. Even better, you can just go downstairs anytime and walk out your front door to experience everything that makes Center City special up close and personal.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,327
SALE PRICE: $4,499,999
1601 Locust St., Unit #PH1700, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Michael Fabrizio | Mike Fabrizio Luxury Real Estate | RE/MAX Access]