See Inside the $25 Million Penthouse That Will Tower Over Center City
If you’ve ever wanted to live more than 500 feet above Philly, now’s your chance. The Laurel — the new luxury highrise coming to Rittenhouse Square — just unveiled its $25 million penthouse available to an extremely lucky buyer. The 9,000-square-foot “mansion in the sky” includes four bedrooms, six bathrooms and unobstructed 360-degree views of the city.
The Laurel broke ground last year at 1911 Walnut Street with a targeted 2022 completion date. Located on the northeast corner of the square, the building will become one of the last developed parcels on the historic park.
“Such an iconic location demanded that we design something beautiful and timeless that the people of Philadelphia could be proud of,” says Clara Wineberg of SCB, the architecture firm behind the project.
Topping out at 48 stories, The Laurel — named for Pennsylvania’s state flower — will become the tallest residential tower in the city. While other residences in the building will feature luxe touches like Sub-Zero, Wolf and Miele appliances, the penthouse is marketed as a blank canvas for a discerning buyer. A substantial sum of the aforementioned price tag includes a budget for custom design, so the finished interiors could go in any direction.
Regardless, the future owner has five terraces and 14-foot-high ceilings to work with. A prospective floor plan also sketches out space for a theater, fitness room, catering kitchen and extensive great room. Take a peek at the prospective renderings for the penthouse below:
Down the private elevator, the future owners will have access to four valet parking spaces and a chauffeured town car, plus The Laurel’s extensive amenities. Besides the fitness center and locker rooms, residents can take a dip in the indoor heated pool, sweat it out in the Peloton studio or stretch in a dedicated yoga room. Pets get the white-glove treatment too at the in-house pet spa.
Outside the private two-story lobby, the building will also connect to new retail offerings on the square, including a forthcoming restaurant, not to mention existing neighborhood staples like Boyds a short walk away. But with a sky-high penthouse like that, it’s pretty hard envisioning you’d ever want to leave.
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