The Most Expensive Residence You Can Rent in Philly Right Now

Want to live the Rittenhouse Square luxe life without having to worry about a mortgage or fixing things when they break? Your prayers have been answered.

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1805 Walnut St. #8A, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | Bright MLS images via Allan Domb Real Estate

Have you dreamed of living in a Rittenhouse Square penthouse apartment?

You could buy one right now for just $25 million.

That price a little rich for your blood?

Maybe this figure will strike you as a little more reasonable: $17,500 per month.

That’s how much it will cost you to rent this full-floor penthouse apartment for rent in The Alison.

And if that’s not enough, consider this: That other penthouse comes with five smallish balconies.

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Terrace, view to southwest

This one comes with a huge, 2,144-square-foot terrace.

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Terrace, view to southeast, showing hot tub

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Outdoor kitchen

During the summer months, you could conceivably just live outdoors: it has a hot tub, an outdoor kitchen and a fire pit for those occasional cool nights. Just add a hammock and you’d be set.

Almost. You’d still need to go inside to use the bathroom.

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Master bathroom

Fortunately, this Joanne Hudson-designed penthouse has four very nice ones, all done up in marble. Two of them are in the master suite, each with a walk-in closet attached. One of the two also has a dressing room and soaking tub.

Your visiting guests can use the powder room between the foyer and the kitchen.

And even though you could just spend the entire summer on the terrace, why would you want to when the inside of this apartment is so nice?

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Great room

It has a great room with three sets of French doors that open out onto that terrace. The doors, in turn, are surrounded by windows that fill the room with light pouring in from the south.

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Off the great room is a cozier den that also opens out onto the terrace.

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Behind the great room lies a very well-appointed kitchen with professional-quality appliances and modern farmhouse-style cabinetry.

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Dining room

Next to the kitchen is a dining room with a wall-mounted electric fireplace.

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Master bedroom

The dining room and all three bedrooms look out onto 18th Street.

This apartment for rent also has plenty of storage space as well as a mudroom. Its building has a 24-hour doorman, and residents can use the amenities at 10 Rittenhouse next door for an additional fee.

Granted, you’re only about 125 feet up in the air as opposed to the nearly 600 feet above the street that Laurel condo will sit. But you still have a sumptuous, spacious apartment with a terrace to die for right on Rittenhouse Square.

And if something goes wrong, the owner takes care of the maintenance for you.

Pretty good deal if you ask me.



BATHS: 4 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 3,755, plus a 2,144-square-foot outdoor terrace


OTHER STUFF: The monthly rent for this apartment has been reduced three times, most recently by $2,000 on Oct. 25th.

1805 Walnut St. #8A, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Allan Domb Real Estate]

Updated Dec. 19th, 8:13 a.m., to correct the erroneous description of this unit as a condominium. The Alison is a rental building.