The Perfect Setup: These Are Philly’s Finest Homes in Your Favorite Neighborhoods
Known as the birthplace of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, Philadelphia holds a historic legacy filled with a vibrant culture. From expansive roof decks to secluded patios, Philadelphia offers the best of city living.
These four homes for sale showcase ultra-modern amenities, architectural excellence and unrivaled views. Read on to learn more about these show-stopping properties.
Square Footage: 1,900
Luxury defined in the heart of Rittenhouse Square, this three bedroom, 2.5 bath home offers skylights, custom built-in cabinets, central vacuum, cedar closets, and multiple outdoor spaces. Enter into a handsome interior filled with hardwood floors, high ceilings, a nice free-flowing floor plan and tons of natural light. The modern kitchen is a showstopper with high-end finishes and appliances. Upstairs, two large bedrooms with a hall bath and library over-looking the main floor await you. The spacious rear bedroom makes the perfect home office with built in bookcases and 3 skylights. The third floor suite is a dream, boasting a separate tub and seamless glass shower, and a dual-sided fireplace. The luxury continues outside with a rear patio and a double-tiered roof deck with incredible views of the city skyline. This home is within steps of Rittenhouse and Fitler Square’s finest shops and restaurants, historic sites and museums.
Agent: Eliza Michiels, [email protected]
Square Footage: 6,710
Step back in time and live in a stately mansion on the banks of the Delaware River in the charming town of Riverton, filled with history and front porches. Spend your mornings with a steaming cup of coffee listening to the sound of the river and watching the ducks float by. Spend your evenings with a glass of wine as you watch the sunset as the sailboats go by. Life shouldn’t be this good! Features include a gourmet kitchen, butlers pantry, grand dining and living rooms, wood burning fireplaces, sun porch with bluestone floors leading to secluded patio, large master suite with wet bar, gas fireplace, soaking tub overlooking the river and incredible custom closets. Enjoy your privacy and keep your commute manageable—only 20 minutes to Center City and 1.5 hours from NYC. This is your opportunity to live like you are on vacation!
Agent: Melissa and Dan Giannetto, [email protected]
Square Footage: 1,350
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom row home in Fairmount has an awe-inspiring and private backyard with a sitting area, grilling space, storage area and a Sequoia tree that offers shade and beauty. Swain Street is a tree-lined street in Fairmount that is quiet and inviting. Inside the open combined dining room and kitchen boasts ample storage and cabinet space. With high ceilings the first floor flows to a lounge that opens into the huge backyard. Original hardwood floors continue upstairs in a wide hallway that meet large bedrooms with extra closet space. The third bedroom is configured to operate as a home office or walk-in closet. The Art Museum is an almost perfect neighborhood with an 89 percent walkable score and a 90 percent biker’s paradise rating. Whether running along Boat House Row or going on an adventure to the Wissahickon Valley Park, you’ve got the best of all worlds living in the heart of Fairmount.
Agent: Adam J. Baldwin, [email protected]
Square Footage: 16,581
Once a decade a residence with this magnificence and opportunity comes to the market in Chestnut Hill. Greylock Mansion is a 16,500-square-f00t stone castle that sits atop seven acres of beautiful land bordering the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park. The tree lined winding driveway leads to a grand circle in front of the main house as well as an access road to the 4,500-square-foot carriage house. Originally built in 1909 by steel magnate Henry A. Laughlin, this house is ready for a refresh, having gone through decades of different uses. The most recent was office use. The central hall and carved marble staircase is that of a Newport, Rhode Island mansion and cannot be replicated. Bring your dreams and create a one of a kind home here.
Agent: Nigel Richards, [email protected]This is a paid partnership between Compass and Philadelphia Magazine's City/Studio