With commanding skyline views this penthouse reads like a single-family home in the sky. With a gracious, smart floor plan and an expansive private terrace, this two-level residence atop Symphony House at the 30th and 31st floor levels is a city penthouse beyond compare. It is elegant yet not overdone, with an array of timeless architectural features and finishes. From its classic black and white marble reception foyer inspired by the Plaza Athénée to its Maya Romanoff mother-of-pearl wallcovering, it has just the right amount of sparkle while offering a supremely livable floor plan designed for entertaining and everyday living. Its 4,663 square feet of interiors are open, yet rooms can be closed off via pocket or French doors for privacy. Floor-to-ceiling windows with exposure in three directions, extra-high ceiling height and access to three separate outdoor spaces create an airy, sun-filled environment. Oak floors and a neutral palette serve as an adaptable base for any decorating style. The primary first-floor spaces lend themselves to entertaining with easy flow through the living and dining areas as well as to outdoor spaces, including a balcony off the dining room where guests can enjoy spectacular views. The main house-sized terrace, with several seating areas and outdoor service and storage area, is accessible from the living room and the kitchen. The skyline is showcased from east to west in a most spectacular way from this expansive rooftop plateau, designed for relaxing and entertaining. At its heart it features a wisteria-laden, custom steel pergola by The Olin Studio. Dining under this pergola feels like a touch of Tuscany in the city. The terrace, with evergreen plantings to maintain interest through every season, is custom-lit to add ambiance to evening events. Inside, the custom kitchen and butler’s pantry are designed and outfitted to serve the caterer and the home chef equally well. The main level includes fireplaces in the living room and a custom wood-paneled study which also has its own Juliette-style balcony. There is a light-filled family room with a fireplace and a spacious home office with extensive walnut built-ins. The private quarters are located on the second level, accessible via an internal, mahogany-finished elevator and a graceful, curved staircase. On one side is the main suite, a group of rooms as comfortable as that in any suburban Main Line home. From its dressing room to its walk-in closet with custom built-ins, bedroom and superbly designed bath, it is a serene retreat at the end of the day. The built-in closets in main suite transcend that of most city residences. There are two additional en suite bedrooms, each with walk-in closets with built-ins, and one with a tub/shower full bath and the other with a seamless glass shower. Additional, practical features include a large cedar closet and other closet space throughout, a full-size, vented laundry room, two service entrances on the apartment’s first floor, and a wealth of storage for seasonal items. This penthouse includes four-car, reserved garage self-parking with direct elevator access to your apartment and the many, top-shelf amenities Symphony House is known for: 24/7 doormen and concierge; an on-site wine cellar and tasting room; a 65’ indoor pool and spa; fitness center with locker rooms with steam and sauna; boardroom; party room; library; catering kitchen and massage room. Two extra-large storage lockers. Offered for the first time, this is one of the pinnacle penthouses in Philadelphia perfectly positioned with the Kimmel Center, the city’s top arts venues and highly rated restaurants right outside your door. A must-see for the buyer seeking a city residence like no other.
Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty, Douglas Pearson
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