Just Listed: New Modern Townhouse in Bella Vista
Just completed, this simply elegant townhouse offers plenty of space, style and features on a modest-sized rowhouse lot.
Walk into this simply stunning new construction townhouse for sale in Bella Vista and you should still be able to smell that new-house smell, for it was just completed this spring.
Look around it and you will be impressed by the quality of the work, the clean, simple elegance of its finishes and fittings, and its many amenities.
Look at its sale price and you may ask yourself, “Am I willing to pay more than three times the value of a typical house in Bella Vista for this?”
Take a look at these pictures again, then. They may make the case for you to answer that question, “Of course I am.”
Let’s start with its context. This house definitely merits the term “standout.” Even though it’s a three-story house like its neighbors, its higher ceilings on the main and second floors make it rise above them.
In such cases, the city building code requires that the top floor be set back from the building line in order to preserve the existing cornice line on the block. That gave the builder an opportunity to add one of this house’s many amenities to it.
The Wow! begins when you walk through the front door into the high-ceilinged living room. The split-level main floor has well-defined spaces for living and relaxation, dining and entertaining, and meal preparation.
This house’s lot being a bit wider than usual, the builder was able to insert a standard switchback staircase leading to the upper floors. This, in turn, led to a most original use for the space under the landing: Instead of general storage behind drywall, here you will find a wine cellar behind glass.
Beyond the dining room, the kitchen boasts cabinetry and fixtures with European flair and appliances of American quality: a Wolf gas cooktop, double oven and vent hood, a Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer and a quiet Cove dishwasher.
And beyond the kitchen is a handsome rear deck, one of three outdoor spaces attached to this house. Just add a grill for a great indoor/outdoor dinner party.
Every one of this house’s four bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom. The two at the front of the house both function as master suites. Their window walls fill them with light, especially in the afternoon.
The second-floor master has a high ceiling while the third-floor one has its own private balcony. Both have bathrooms with marble walls, dual vanities and glass-enclosed showers with custom shower heads.
The one on the second floor is a vision in black and white, while the top-floor master bath goes for the gold.
And topping everything off is a full-floor roof deck with a fabulous view of the city.
The house’s six-stop elevator serves everything from the basement family room to the above-it-all roof deck as well.
And all this luxury and style is conveniently located to boot. You’re just two blocks from South Street, one from L’Etage and Beau Monde, and four from the Italian Market. More great restaurants and nightspots are also a short walk away, and so are Penn’s Landing and Head House Square. (By the time you move in, you may even be able to dine in as well as order takeout from those restaurants.)
Put simply, there’s nothing generic about this modern Bella Vista new construction townhouse for sale. If the price tag still takes your breath away, just remember: in Rittenhouse Square, you’d be paying twice as much for all this.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,400
SALE PRICE: $1,599,000
OTHER STUFF: A one-car garage with extra room for storage is tucked under the kitchen at the back of the house. Its driveway can accommodate two more. But with so much within walking distance and two SEPTA bus routes outside your door, you may find that you can even do without the one car.
747 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Michael Giuda | Selling in Philly | Keller Williams Philadelphia]