For Sale/Rent

On the Market: Upgraded Townhouse in Rittenhouse

This simply elegant townhouse sits on one of the most celebrated residential blocks in the city.


house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse front entrance

1706 Addison St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Did you miss this opportunity to live on the street referred to in a 2014 HuffPost article as “arguably the prettiest street in the entire Northeast”?

What about this opportunity? Were you out of town then?

Or maybe you were asleep when this opportunity arose.

We hope you’re awake this time, for another opportunity to live on Rittenhouse Square’s most charming block now presents itself. (How charming is it? Take a look at the photo of the block at night below and judge for yourself.)

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse 1700 block Addison Street at night

1700 block of Addison Street at night

Like that house we featured back in May, this house for sale is a classic late-19th-century townhouse that got a 21st-century upgrade.

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse living room

Living room

This upgrade, however, brings a more modern sensibliity to this traditional dwelling. Yes, it has crown moldings, a traditional Colonial-style fireplace in its living room, and built-in shelves, desks and drawers in its bedrooms.

But where that house at 1703 got the full neo-Colonial treatment, with many different colors, exposed brick, multi-light glass-front kitchen cabinets and wainscoting, the folks who spent some $100,000 redoing this place across the street from it over the past year or so took the minimalist route.

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse dining room

Dining room

White and off-white are the dominant colors here: both the main- and second-floor rooms use this color palette.

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse kitchen

Kitchen

And while the kitchen has traditional cabinetry, it’s of a more modern design. Of course, that also describes the plumbing fixtures and appliances.

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse master bedroom

Master bedroom

The end result is a house for sale that will complement whatever decor you choose for it.

That includes the yellow bedrooms and sky-blue-and-white-tile bathroom on the third floor.

house for sale rittenhouse addison street townhouse rear patio

Rear patio

You’ll also find that this house’s rear patio is as green and attractive as the street out in front, and it has a full finished basement that makes a great rec room or media room.

Buy this house for sale and you’ll not only get a house that’s simply elegant, you’ll get one that’s convenient too: South Street’s restaurant row is a block and a half away, the Avenue of the Arts sits three blocks to its east, and Rittenhouse Square and Rittenhouse Row lie four blocks to your north.

This is the fourth time in as many years that we’ve dangled an Addison Street townhouse in Rittenhouse in front of you. What are you waiting for?

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,200

SALE PRICE: $700,000

OTHER STUFF: This house’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $50,000 on Nov. 7th.

1706 Addison St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [George Maynes | G2 Philly | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]