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Take a Look at Philadelphia's Largest Luxury Residential Garden

By Kristin Detterline | October 15, 2020 | Home & Real Estate


When plans for the new luxury residential tower 2100 Hamilton were first announced in June 2019, one of the Art Museum area development’s most talked-about aspects was its private garden: At nearly a half-acre, the urban landscape’s design would feature vibrant greenery, an event plaza, multiple fire features and decorative elements like a pergola and a 40-foot cascading water wall. Tom Bock, president and CEO of Bock Development, had no idea how valuable this expansive garden would be in the weeks and months following the pandemic.

“In the early stages of planning, we wanted to create an outdoor space that would distinguish us in the market, and knew residents would value an outdoor space to take in the setting and the views, and so we worked to create the best residential garden the city has ever seen,” says Bock, who will host the formal topping-off ceremony for 2100 Hamilton on October 21. “We also set our sights on creating seamless indoor/outdoor living, incorporating the city’s largest balconies. Little did we know how important this would be during these times.”


“But now, more than ever, outdoor living space has become the most desired residential amenity, and 2100 Hamilton delivers in a big way,” he adds.

The private sanctuary has major design cred, too. Sikora Wells Appel, a renowned landscape architecture firm in Haddonfield, New Jersey that’s worked on projects for City Hall and Temple University, created the garden. Other design elements include fireplaces, a granite water table and reflecting pool, and a 40-foot cascading water wall with fire features.


The garden is very much an extension of the private outdoor spaces that distinguish this 10-story, 29-unit tower designed by award-winning architect Cecil Baker from the city’s other luxury residential properties. The open floor plan is punctuated by floor-to-ceiling windows with one-touch retractable sliding doors that lead to a private, heated balcony—some as large as 425 square feet—for an entirely seamless living space. As for the view outside, residents can see the entire city skyline stretching from City Hall to the Art Museum.

Slated to open in Fall 2021, 2100 Hamilton is now available for pre-sales with pricing starting at $2 million for two-bedroom residences. The penthouse, totaling 5,256 square feet, occupies the entire top floor of the building and features an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and multiple seating areas. For more information on 2100 Hamilton visit


Photography by: Courtesy of 2100 Hamilton