Steal a peek of Philly’s most luxurious listings, featuring sweeping city views, artistic decor and more.
1706 Rittenhouse Square
The office, which could be used as a bedroom, offers ample space for a desk and seating area; photo by OM Media
A stylish eat-in kitchen wows with a neutral palette and sleek finishes; photo by OM Media
Sweeping views of the Rittenhouse neighborhood abound; photo by OM Media
When thinking of apartment-style living, privacy might not be the first amenity that comes to mind, except at 1706 Rittenhouse Square, where every unit commands the entire floor. Spanning 4,200 square feet, Unit 1601 wows with 10- foot ceilings, two private balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, three bedrooms, three full bathrooms, two-car on-site garage parking spaces, Center City views and more. “This unit truly epitomizes 360-degree unobstructed city views from every corner of the residence,” says listing agent Kristen Foote. “Plus, each unit is accessible by two elevators that residents access securely via key fob.” Upon stepping inside, notice how chic, contemporary details command every space. The sleek, open-concept kitchen and dining area welcomes chefs to cook with stainless-steel appliances overlooking the city. Store every tool you need in light gray cabinets and enjoy casual meals at the center island or in the nearby dining room—here, dinner parties are illuminated by the city lights. Down the hall, floor-to-ceiling windows continue into the primary suite, which boasts a walk-in closet and adjoining, spacious bathroom, coated in white and tan marble. For an additional space to unwind, a modern family room features a gas fireplace and mirrored chimney surrounded by floating shelves, prepared to house art, books, photos and more. While the cozy space is perfectly outfitted for brisk winters, an adjoining balcony perched 16 floors above the neighborhood will be the ideal space to unwind with a cocktail all summer long. But more awaits outside Unit 1601. Residents are only an elevator ride away from a tranquil spa, state-of-the-art fitness center with a sauna, 42-foot lap pool and hot tub, on-site club room and lush garden that boasts a fountain and pond—what more could one desire? $4.79 million, 1706 Rittenhouse Square, #1601, Kristen Foote, 215.767.0754, rittenhouse1601.com
501 S. 12th St.
Situated on a corner, the primary bedroom offers space for a seating area; photo by WeFilmPhilly
With sunshine pouring through floor-to-ceiling windows, the kitchen uses soft, recessed lighting; photo by WeFilmPhilly
Steps away from the lush Seger Park sits 501 S. 12th St., where luxe, modern design and an abundance of outdoor space create the ideal city retreat. And during the recent renovation by Five Star Contractors, no details were overlooked, outfitting the space with the finest materials. “The simple and beautiful design of each floor and living space provides the homeowner with a quiet yet convenient city lifestyle, while the floor plan design allows for an abundance of light from a corner exposure and an amazing city view from the rooftop deck,” says listing agent Christie Jones. On the second floor, chefs will find their home in a state-of-the-art kitchen, which marries style and functionality. Sleek Poggenpohl cabinetry and a designer glass backsplash offer a clean design, complemented by an oversized stainless Sub-Zero refrigerator and wine cooler, Wolf five-burner gas range and hood, Miele dishwasher and Wolf stainless double wall oven-microwave. Enjoy meals casually at the oversized island and adjacent dining area all winter long until the warmer months draw you outside to the connected deck. After indulging, retire to the full living room, with corner exposure, down the hall. Here, natural light floods through floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the area’s architecture, while a modern gas fireplace serves as the focal point, surrounded by floating shelves. Upstairs, two additional levels provide ample living space, completing the four-bed, four-full- and three-half-bath home. Glide past the primary suite, which houses a sumptuous en suite, to the enviable rooftop deck. Sweeping city views complete with privacy gates are sure to host many alfresco soirees—luckily, a wet bar awaits inside, ready to serve. $2,825,000, 501 S. 12th St., #A, Christie Jones, 610.597.0734, foxroach.com
1234 Hamilton St.
In the open-concept kitchen, artistic steelwork is paired with dark wood cabinets; photo courtesy of the Damon Michels Team
Whether you consider yourself a creative or simply love an artistic flair, 1234 Hamilton St., Unit 304, is sure to entice. Adorned with steel work by local artist Bill Curran Designs, the industrial, open-concept home boasts three beds and two baths, accessed from a private freight elevator. “This over-5,500-square-foot property is a stunning, sun-drenched, luxury top-floor loft overlooking Rail Park with sweeping views of the park and city skyline,” says listing agent Damon Michels. “There are hundreds of feet of industrial skylights that pour sunshine and starlight into this purpose-built, one-of-a-kind residence.” As the elevator doors open, notice the expansive 60-foot-by-50-foot floor plan, complemented by 27-foot industrial sawtooth ceilings, a custom 150-bottle walk-in wine closet and professional chefs kitchen with a 20-foot soapstone island. To further amplify this entertainers dream, top-of-the-line appliances fill the space with everything a cook could desire: two Waterworks farmhouse sinks and fixtures, two Bosch dishwashers, a 48-inch glass-door Sub-Zero Pro refrigerator, 48-inch Wolf dual fuel cooking range, custom cabinets and a walk-in glass wine closet. While cheffing up, guests can explore the space, fit to house a formal dining and living area, or venture outside to the balcony, which features operable windows. Note the museum-quality track lighting, along with vintage and antique fixtures, among Curran’s expert elements. “You will find impeccable craftsmanship everywhere from the glass and steel grand staircase with landing to the mahogany kitchen, and even steelwork in the second-floor bedrooms with oversized en suite bathrooms,” Michels adds. As the night comes to an end, draw the shades and switch off the lights at the touch of a button, thanks to Lutron control systems. $3.3 million, 1234 Hamilton St., Unit 304, Damon Michels, 610.668.3400, damonmichels.com