About This 1800 Historic House For Sale In Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Welcome to the pinnacle of Center City Philadelphia living, this exclusive compound is located steps from Rittenhouse Square. Meticulously designed, this property offers a perfect mix of original character and modern convenience. With a lot size of 40 feet wide and 125 feet deep, this property totaling 9,456 sq.ft. is among the first in Rittenhouse Square to offer a new compound lifestyle concept for private luxury living. With one of the largest private courtyards in Rittenhouse Square, the 1,495 square foot outdoor space offers serene relaxation in this Center City estate making this property an entertainers dream.
This impeccable property features a large master suite with his/her private baths plus a private dressing room, 2+ additional bedrooms each with a full bath in the primary property and a separate guest wing offers an additional 3 en-suite bedrooms. Combined there are 6 bedrooms each with private full bathrooms. Additional features include a large living room and dining room with 9ft ceilings, chef’s kitchen with an adjacent prep kitchen, home office with a balcony overlooking the courtyard, an au pair suite with full bath, kitchenette and roof-top balcony, a ground floor home gym space with access to the private garden courtyard, a large laundry/craft room great for use as a home schooling classroom, and a family room plus game room off the kitchen. There are 9 total fireplaces as well.
When entering the home, one is greeted with graceful and stunning architecture. The beautifully restored arches, classic hallway tile and sweeping staircases conjure elegant notions of time gone by while the extraordinary dining hall architecture, modern kitchen and bathroom amenities, and custom casement windows exquisitely reinvigorate the home (the windows facing 16th street are sound-proof for undisturbed privacy).
The first floor features a beautiful dining room with high ceilings, a living room with an original fireplace, and a lounge perfect for entertaining. A powder bath and a home gym space with full bathroom and access to the private garden courtyard complete the ground floor. The graceful hallway staircase leads up to the second floor home office with full bathroom and a balcony overlooking the courtyard. The primary bedroom with his/hers bathroom and dressing room is located on the second level, and this floor also features another bedroom with a sitting room and a full bathroom.
The third floor features a hobby/craft room with full bathroom that is perfect for homeschooling, and also provides four additional en-suite bedrooms. The fourth floor offers an au pair suite complete with kitchenette, full bathroom and roof-top balcony. The showstopper gourmet chef’s demonstration kitchen with a full suite of professional grade appliances offers Italian Maistri La Cucina wenge cabinetry, custom wenge chef’s counter dining bar with wood waterfall island top stainless banded granite countertop. The professional appliances include a 6 burner 36in Thermador range top, French door Viking double wall oven, Sub Zero glass door refrigerator, Thermador inline ventilation system with custom brass hood, and a Viking dishwasher. An adjoining prep kitchen offers additional space for large scale entertaining.
Take the dinner party outside through the custom double doors to host the perfect courtyard garden fete. The lower level offers a recreation room with powder room and a bonus room that could be used as a wine room, game room, or lounge. Zoned CMX-3, the property offers the opportunity for both residential as well as commercial uses if so desired. This spectacular home is within the Albert M. Greenfield school catchment which won the National Blue Ribbon award in 2018. Experience the best that Rittenhouse has to offer steps from this beautiful home. Parc, Barclay Prime, La Viola, and Branzino are only a few of the restaurants nearby. Enjoy events at the Academy of Music and The Kimmel Center, steps from this exceptional estate.