On the Market: Modern Condo with Chef’s Kitchen in Wash West
Don’t take our word for it: ask the star chefs who used this unit’s kitchen as a TV studio.
There are many houses and condos for sale that advertise that they have chef’s kitchens.
The kitchen in this Wash West modern condo for sale has a kitchen that was christened by actual chefs.
If the kitchen in the photo above looks familiar, it should, for while the building around it was still being finished in 2007, several episodes of the syndicated TV series “The Chef’s Kitchen” were taped in it. The chefs who put this kitchen’s commercial-grade six-burner Wolf cooktop with griddle, restaurant-grade vent hood and Wolf double oven through their paces include Olivier Desaintmartin (Caribou Café), Patrick Feury (Nectar, Berwyn), Terence Feury (Forty 1º North, Newport, R.I.), Michael Solomonov (Abe Fisher, Dizengoff, Federal Donuts, Goldie, Laser Wolf, Zahav) and Robert Wiedmaier (Mussel Bar, Atlantic City).
Feel free to try any of the dishes they made in this kitchen on your guests; you’ll find the recipes at the links above. Or wow them with your own signature dishes; clearly, this kitchen has what you need to make them shine.
And it has a great dining area where you can serve them, lit by an iridescent custom crystal chandelier.
It’s part of the totally open-plan main living area.
And if you want to dine al fresco, you can take your meals on the west-facing balcony off the dining room.
The primary bedroom has access to that same balcony. It has a large walk-in closet with a built-in blonde wood organizing system.
It also has a primary bathroom with a double vanity and a soaking tub and stall shower enclosed in beige stone tile.
You’ll find a guest room/study, second bedroom and laundry facilities off the entrance hall.
This très chic condo is on the eighth floor of the Western Union Building on Locust Street, a historic office building that got made over and topped by several more floors of residences. Its amenities include a fitness center and parking garage with two-car lifts.
If you enjoy Gayborhood nightlife, this Wash West modern condo for sale can’t be beat: Knock lies just steps from your front door and all the other bars are just a few steps further away. If you like theater and the performing arts, the Forrest Theater lies just up Quince Street from here and the Avenue of the Arts is three blocks west. If you like shopping, Chestnut Street and the Reading Terminal Market lie a few blocks to your north and Rittenhouse Row begins four blocks to your west. In short, this condo’s location offers unrivaled convenience too.
Oh, and: if you don’t feel like cooking yourself, you can always walk to the Caribou Café or one of Michael Solomonov’s restaurants and let them serve you from their own kitchens. And while you’re there, you can thank the chefs for breaking in your kitchen for you.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 1,572
SALE PRICE: $835,000
1101 Locust St. #8G, Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [Nigel Richards | Compass]