Just Listed: Renovated Townhouse in Rittenhouse Square

What’s your style preference — traditionalist or modernist? Whichever you prefer, this beautifully rebuilt townhouse gives it to you.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square renovated townhouse exterior front

If you want a handsome townhouse with classic traditional elegance, you’re looking at it. If you want a stylish modern townhouse in a historic neighborhood, you’re looking at it, too. In either case, you’re looking at 1907 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | Photos: Powelton Digital Media Group via On the Square Real Estate, Compass

“New ideas need old buildings,” famed urbanist Jane Jacobs once wrote.

If this Rittenhouse Square renovated townhouse for sale is any guide, modernist style also benefits from the presence of the past, too.

Don’t believe me? Just look at the pictures.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square renovated townhouse living room

Living room

house for sale Rittenhouse Square renovated townhouse dining room

Dining room

Clean lines, lack of ornamentation and wainscoting all play nice with one another in several rooms of this house, including the living- and dining-room areas of its very modern open main floor.

house for sale Rittenhouse Square renovated townhouse kitchen


Those ur-modernists, the Shakers, lend their simplicity to the kitchen cabinetry while updated versions of classic lighting hang over the very modern Carrera marble waterfall island.

primary bedroom

Primary bedroom

Old-style multiple-light windows and their more contemporary counterparts lend a touch of tradition to the house’s minimalist bedrooms and bathrooms. They also fill the second-floor front bedroom (which also has wainscoting) and the top-floor primary bedroom with light from the house’s southern exposure.

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Home office

The top-floor primary suite has been configured to accommodate today’s work-from-home lifestyle too. Between the huge walk-through closet and the primary-suite bathroom lies a home office next to a large window. A sliding pocket door connects the office directly to the stair hall, which means that if you need to meet with a client in your office, the client doesn’t have to go through your bedroom. (You may prefer to meet them in your living room all the same.)

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Primary bathroom

And the bathroom mixes a classic herringbone-pattern marble tile floor and Shaker-style vanity with a modern soaking tub and updated takes on classic fixtures from Restoration Hardware.

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Rear patio

Finally, through the multi-paned folding glass doors behind the kitchen lies a simple yet elegant outdoor patio.

You’ll find this simply elegant townhouse for sale just two blocks south of Rittenhouse Square, equidistant from the square itself and the South Street West restaurant row. Which means that when you don’t feel like cooking in that fabulous kitchen, you won’t lack for dining choices.

Talk about having your cake and eating it too.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,695,000

1907 Pine St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 [Margaux Genovese Pelegrin and Mary Genovese Colvin | On the Square Real Estate | Compass]

Updated March 1st, 3:51 p.m., to credit the photographer.