Philly’s Newest Park Will Be Located 7 Stories Up
Everyone loves living by a park. So when tasked with creating top-class residences in Philadelphia’s cultural hub, Dranoff Properties and its architect Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF) came to an ingenious conclusion. They would create their own park within the building.
Arthaus Condominiums, a 47-story tower rising up across from the Kimmel Center, will feature outdoor expanses unlike anything in Philadelphia. Two terraced amenity levels include more than 36,000 square feet of serenity-inspired space. On one rooftop deck, 22 individual planting beds allow residents to grow everything from tulips to tomatoes. Shadow studies conducted by KPF ensure sun-loving flora receives ample light.
Nearby, a four-season greenhouse shelters seedlings and provides abundant space for socializing. Another level up on the sun deck, chaise lounges and chairs overlook a dog run, lush lawn and skyline views. An outdoor lounge complete with grill stations becomes the perfect place to gather with friends.
The verdant exterior spaces add to the interiors, too. The library, 75-foot lap pool, demonstration kitchen, cafe and clubroom all overlook the sky-high garden on the seventh floor. An expansive children’s play area extends from inside to out. In the fitness center, residents can take in views of the Kimmel Center while working out. “The interior spaces engage the outdoor spaces as well as the city in a number of interesting and creative ways,” says Josh Chaiken, design principal for the project. “That’s what distinguishes this building.”
The same philosophy extends to the residences themselves. Corner balconies included in each floorplan pinwheel around the building. Notably deep at 8 feet, the verandas easily accommodate lounge chairs or round dining tables for entertaining. Owners can exercise their green thumbs here as well: “If all of the residents were to put plants on those balconies, it would be fantastic because then you would have a wonderfully planted facade,” Chaiken says.
Within the residences, abundant natural light pours through floor-to-ceiling windows. High ceilings, walk-in closets and a chef’s kitchen distinguish each “haus.” The thoughtful design extends to the finishing touches like marble countertops, best-in-class appliances and built-in shelving.
The building’s location on the corner of Broad and Spruce places Arthaus at the epicenter of the city’s thriving cultural scene. In addition to the Kimmel Center, the Avenue of the Arts is also home to Philadelphia icons like the Academy of Music, Merriam Theater and Wilma Theater. Residents need not venture very far, though. With the park, the pool and so many other amenities within Arthaus itself, it’s just as tempting to stay put.
Dranoff Properties leads the way in luxury living by developing timeless, modern spaces in Philadelphia and beyond. Its latest project brings unparalleled amenities and design to the Avenue of the Arts. Learn more about Arthaus and its upscale residences by visiting its showroom on 440 South Broad Street or at arthausphila.com.This is a paid partnership between Dranoff Properties and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio