Whether you prefer to reside close to the heart of Philadelphia or move far beyond the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, your dream home awaits. Here are six alluring listings that illustrate the importance of style within functionality.Abode & Beyond
The grandiose English Tudor and its picturesque backyard with a patio and pool fill 2.4 acres of land at 1182 Wrack Road (215.429.4024, connieberg.com).
LOCATION, LOCATION: This six- bedroom, fve full- and two half-bath home, priced at $1.4 million, resides on one of the most exclusive streets in Abington Township, known for great schools, restaurants and parks.
PRICE TAG: A beautiful staircase leads to a second foor, where you can cozy up to the master suite’s wood-burning freplace—one of eight that add natural warmth to even the most modern rooms.
MORE DETAILS: “This elegant, move-in ready home is a remarkable blend of authentic character and luxury amenities,” says Realtor Connie Berg. The old-fashioned yet glamorous gold chandeliers are reminiscent of the 1920s when the home was built.
Built in 1850 for first lady Jackie Kennedy’s great-great-grandfather, 260 S. Third St. (215.767.0754, compass.com) is riddled with historic details and contemporary finishes.
LOCATION, LOCATION: Take a stroll through the cobblestone streets of Society Hill, “only two blocks from Independence Hall and Washington Square Park in one direction and fabulous restaurants like Zahav and Buddakan in the other,” says Realtor Kristen Foote.
PRICE TAG: Being one of the more grand residences on the street, the $2.35 million abode has unobstructed views of Center City and Benjamin Franklin Bridge from the top two floors.
MORE DETAILS: The finished basement features an additional bedroom, bathroom, laundry room and sauna.
Ultramodern home 1243 Kater St. (215.692.6636, thecondoshops.com) promises cool comfort within the new Kater Court.
LOCATION LOCATION: Nestled among the tree-lined streets of Bella Vista, the 4,700-square-foot townhouse has the roominess of a suburban escape within the city thanks to four beds and four full and three half baths.
PRICE TAG: A two-car garage, five floors of living space, and a gorgeous rooftop deck complete with a powder room and wet bar are only some of the swoonworthy amenities that make for the $1.59 million listing price.
MORE DETAILS: Sleek white cabinets stand out against ceramic foors in the kitchen. “This spectacular Philadelphia townhome combines a balanced blend of modern living with updates, amenities, and the historic Philadelphia neighborhood charm and character,” says Realtor Gaurav Gambhir of The Condo Shop KW Philadelphia.
A gorgeous five-bed, four full- and one half-bath bayfront estate awaits new owners in Margate on one of the town’s most prestigious streets at 7801 Bayshore Drive (609.335.4501, novelliteam.com).
LOCATION LOCATION: The 4,200-square-foot property offers panoramic sunset views of the water in a coveted neighborhood close to historic Marven Gardens and the Atlantic City Boardwalk. “Tis is a truly special bayfront home that features unobstructed views— perfect for watching those breathtaking sunsets,” says listing agent Vincent Novelli.
PRICE TAG: For $2.899 million, homeowners can step inside a magnifcent foyer that leads to a professional chef’s kitchen, complete with SubZero and Wolf appliances, as well as designer wine storage, refrigerated drawers and stunning herringbone foors. Tis entertainer’s dream home is complete with surround sound both downstairs, upstairs and in the luxurious private-decked suites.
MORE DETAILS: Take a break from the beach and kick back at the in-ground pool and spa, featuring a Tiki-style bar and fat-screen televisions. Boat owners can enjoy a private dock.
Located at 1414 S. Penn Square, residence 19F (215.893.6100, bryantwilderealty.com) is tucked inside the tony Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia.
LOCATION, LOCATION: “The residents who live on the Avenue of the Arts enjoy a vibrant theater district,” says Realtor Margie Wilde, noting the Kimmel Center and the Academy of Music as standouts. Enjoying a dinner and a show has never been so easy.
PRICE TAG: Just under $1.2 million, the million-dollar modern living space has to much to offer, including two chaufeur-driven town cars, room service, a fitness center and a residents lounge.
MORE DETAILS: All of your expectations will be met with fnished marble bathrooms, Sub-Zero refrigerators and custom cabinetry, not to mention the striking views of City Hall and Dilworth Plaza—from 19 floors up.
Built in 1743, the historic Society Hill property at 117 Lombard St. (215.850.3842, conwayteam.com) has been thoughtfully conserved for centuries, yet modernized for today’s family.
LOCATION, LOCATION: Current homeowners reaped the benefts of living in “one of the top quality-of-life neighborhoods in the entire city of Philadelphia,” says Realtor Kathleen Conway—while also being a short distance from restaurants, coffee shops and farmers markets.
PRICE TAG: The $1.2 million four-story townhouse boasts a sun-drenched kitchen featuring peach and cream marble countertops; a cream ceramic backsplash; and stainless steel appliances, including a five-burner DCS range.
MORE DETAILS: Glass doors swing open to a juliet-style balcony that overlooks the garden. The Naiad—a cast stone replica of the fountain at Croome Court manor house in Worcestershire, England, which was brought to the city in 2004 for the Philadelphia Flower Show—is a focal point of the green space.
Photography by: 1182 Wrack Road Photo By Drew Callaghan Photography//Courtesy of Connie Berg;260 S. Third St. Photo By Shawn May Photography//Courtesy of Kristen Foote/Compass/Berkshire Hathaway;1243 Kater St. Photo Courtesy of Homejab; 7801 Bayshore Drive Photo Courtesy of The Novelli Bayshore Drive Photo Courtesy of The Novelli Team of Realty with Re/Max Platinum Properties; 117 Lombard St. Photo By Austin Gray/ Courtesy of HomeJab/The Conway Team; 1414 S. Penn Square, Residence