On the Market: Mimimalist Modern Condo on Rittenhouse Square
Have an art collection you want to show off? This new construction condo overlooking the square has the walls you’ve been looking for — and then some.
One problem many art collectors face is finding a place to live with enough blank wall space to show off their collections.
That won’t be a problem at all, art lover, if you buy this Parc Rittenhouse new construction condo for sale.
Its vast expanses of bright white walls will let your art collection stand out, just as the collection in these photos does.
Located on a corner of the building’s fourth floor — in keeping with French practice, Parc Rittenhouse floor numbers begin with the floor above the ground floor — this spacious new condo gets plenty of natural light through its many windows.
But the first thing you and your guests will encounter once the front door opens is those walls.
The foyer, which leads to the middle of the huge, open main living area, is itself lined with walls on which you can hang paintings or other works, and the wall at the far end of the main living area terminates it perfectly.
Of course, you’ll want to hang a big-screen HDTV rather than a painting on the wide wall of the living room. It, the dining room and the kitchen form one seamless, open space that makes entertaining a breeze yet still allows for more intimate relaxation.
This condo has wide-plank hardwood floors and recessed lighting throughout. It also has unique designer light fixtures in some of its spaces, including the foyer, dining room and bedrooms.
A column with a built-in liquor cabinet defines the boundary between the dining room and the kitchen. And the Poggenpohl kitchen is also a vision in white, save for its black backsplash and heatproof Silestone countertops.
Of course, it has only top-drawer appliances that include both a full Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer and a large Sub-Zero wine chiller that also has refrigerator and freezer drawers. And it can accommodate additional guests at its breakfast bar — or you can put on a show for a few friends or relatives.
Its four bedrooms can serve many functions, such as this one that serves as a home gym.
Another currently functions as a home office. Many of the bedrooms have French doors that become Juliet balconies when they open; the deeper balcony in this room faces the building’s interior courtyard.
Its primary bedroom suite has an extra-large bedroom and an equally large walk-in closet.
And like all the other bathrooms in this Parc Rittenhouse new construction condo for sale, the primary bathroom has Porcelanosa vanities — but two of them rather than one.
It also has a large bench shower lined with marble tile.
While this condo as currently configured contains a gym, it really doesn’t need one, for a fully equipped fitness center is just one of Parc Rittenhouse’s many community amenities.
But then again, it also has private outdoor space to go along with the community deck, pool and hot tub. Since the fitness center had walls the same color as the umbrella in this 2020 photo, chances are that the outdoor common spaces have been updated as well.
And it has a community lounge as well as a conference room for when you want to hold meetings too big to fit in a home office. The indoor amenities can be found on the sixth (seventh) floor, facing the square.
And even though this unit does not appear to face the square, it’s still in a building right on Rittenhouse Square itself. That means you have easy access to Philadelphia’s great outdoor living room, which hums with life and activities all year round. And you also have plenty of great shopping, dining and cultural options close at hand, including two excellent restaurants on this building’s ground floor.
And since this unit was built last year, it also has a full 10-year tax abatement.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,799
SALE PRICE: $4,500,000
OTHER STUFF: Even though this building has an underground parking garage directly accessed from the elevators, this condo does not come with a deeded parking space in it.
219-29 S. 18th St., Unit 316, Philadephia, PA 19103 [John Bolaris and Andrea Desy Edrei | Black Label Keller Williams Luxury]