On the Market: 500 Walnut Condo in Society Hill

Did you miss out on buying into Tom Scannapieco’s masterpiece the first time around? Remember, America is the land of second chances.

500 walnut condo for sale main living area

The ultimate in style, sophistication and luxury can be yours with this spacious condo at 500 Walnut St. #802, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106. And it’s move-in ready. | Bright MLS images via Compass Real Estate

Do you love fine wine?

Does the idea of sipping a glass from your own balcony while you gaze upon Independence Hall send a shiver down your spine?

You now have the opportunity to experience that frisson whenever you choose.

All you have to do is buy this 500 Walnut condo for sale.

Yes, you heard that right: Someone who bought and outfitted a condo at 500 Walnut has decided they’re ready to move on.

Lucky you. You now get to buy a deluxe apartment in the sky with loads of modern style and floor-to-ceiling windows all round, and you won’t need to hire an architect or designer.

According to listing agent Margaux Genovese Pelegrin of Compass, this is the first unit in Tom Scannapieco’s ne plus ultra luxury high-rise (at least for now) to be resold. (The two-story penthouse unit also changed hands, but the buyer purchased a shell and finished it with an eye on selling the finished unit.)

Why did I ask about wine?

500 walnut condo for sale foyer


The answer should be clear the moment you step through its foyer.

500 walnut condo for sale wine room

Wine room and bar

The first thing you see when you turn left towards the main living area is a glass-enclosed wine room that holds more than 200 bottles.

Next to it is a nicely outfitted bar.

500 walnut condo for sale kitchen


These combine with the open kitchen to make a sophisticated space to hold a cocktail party.

Got bigger plans? This condo is ready for them.

500 walnut condo for sale living and dining rooms

Dining area

Its main living area is totally open and totally surrounded by glass, save on its west wall. Distinctive and original custom light fixtures grace many of the spaces in this condo.

Both your cocktail-party guests and your formal dinner guests will enjoy an unrivaled view of Independence Hall from here. And thanks to Cecil Baker’s architectural legerdemain, folks viewing the Liberty Bell across the street from the hall won’t be able to see you.



And you and your intimate friends can even take in the sunset over the Hall from the balcony off the kitchen.



Also off the main living area: a secluded den that can be closed off for privacy.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

The primary suite has its own balcony as well.

Primary bathroom

Primary bathroom

It also has a sumptuous bathroom and a home office space, which makes this condo totally COVID-ready. The other two bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms that ensure maximum privacy and safety too.

It also has a location that can’t be beat. Independence and Washington squares are both right at your doorstep — okay, you have to walk a little bit — and Old City, Head House Square, the Delaware riverfront and Washington Square West are all a short stroll away. That means you will have plenty of fine dining options close at hand when you feel like getting out of the house.

And eventually, things will get back to a place where you will be able to enjoy the entertainment options that surrounds you too. Until then, this 500 Walnut condo for sale should keep you plenty entertained.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $5,200,000

OTHER STUFF: Of course, the building comes with plenty of amenities of its own, including a lounge with kitchen, bar and outdoor terrace overlooking Independence Hall, a state-of-the-art fitness center, two pools, a screening room, conference facilities, a furnished suite for your out-of-town visitors, a concierge and access to a chauffeured Mercedes town car. Given that, you may not even want to keep your car, but if you do, you can store it in the building’s robotic parking garage.

500 Walnut St. #802, Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Margaux Genovese Pelegrin | On the Square Real Estate | Compass]