Just Listed: Combo Condo on Rittenhouse Square
Two adjacent units were combined to make this one spacious, window-filled apartment with a panoramic view of Rittenhouse Square.
God of Small Spaces Alon Seltzer passed on to us this not-small-at-all condo in the building where he converted a much smaller apartment into a comfortable living space that’s perfect for one.
This unit, on the other hand, is the one to have when you have more than one.
That’s because this Rittenhouse Savoy condo for sale is not one, but two adjacent units that have been combined to form a single spacious residence.
The merge job created an apartment with an open, L-shaped main living area that wraps around the galley kitchen. (This unit has been beautifully staged in the modern idiom, complete with Mies van der Rohe Barcelona chairs, but the turn-of-the-century-style ceiling fan looks out of place as a result. We might have swapped it for a more contemporary model.)
It also updated the kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, stylish modern chocolate wood cabinets with copper handles and a pair of copper-front cabinets with swing-up doors.
It also turned what had been a studio apartment into a spacious master bedroom.
The master bathroom got an upgrade that gave it dual vanities, new tile and a large stall shower.
Meanwhile, since this condo for sale is located in one of two midcentury modern Rittenhouse Square landmarks, the second bathroom kept its original 1952 appearance while getting new lighting and plumbing fixtures.
It also has a den that makes a good home office or study.
And because it faces north, you get a beautiful panoramic view of Rittenhouse Square from right at treetop level through those window bands that stretch across this unit’s 40 feet of street-facing frontage.
You also get unrivaled access to all the best things Center City has to offer: fine dining and boutique shopping on Rittenhouse Row, arts and culture on the Avenue of the Arts, entertainment all around, pleasant walks to work if you work in Center City or University City, and use of the city’s outdoor living room whenever you want (unless the Friends of the Square are holding a fundraiser in it).
And all of this can be yours for a surprisingly affordable price for a condo for sale facing the square. Two good to pass up, no?
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,240
SALE PRICE: $599,000
OTHER STUFF: The monthly condo fee of $1,434.20 may seem stiff, but in addition to covering building and common area maintenance and amenities that include a doorman and a roof deck, it also covers your water, utility and cable TV bills. Cats are welcome, but dogs aren’t.
1810 Rittenhouse Square #712-713, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Lavinia Smerconish and Alon Seltzer | Compass]