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2143 Locust Street

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103
  • $2,085,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 45 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2339058
UPDATED: 44 min ago
$2,085,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 0.03
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,080
    SQFT
  • $343
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Townhouse
Built:
1905
County:

School Information

Elementary School:

Description

Elegance. Style. Luxury. History. 2143 Locust embodies the height of sophistication among residential properties in Philadelphia. Located just a few blocks off of Rittenhouse Square, the original, 20' wide, 5200 square foot home was designed by legendary architect Charles Barton Keen in 1905. In 1973 it was purchased by renowned Cuban Modernist architect, Mario Romanach, who designed and oversaw a major renovation including the paneled living and dining rooms, modernized mechanical systems, and the mosaic pattern, teak parquet flooring that runs throughout the home. After Mario and his wife's passing, ownership transferred to Mario's daughter, Philadelphia-based architect, Maria Romanach, who took her own turn at elevating the design and functionality of the property including a stainless steel and glass, skylighted kitchen; blonde oak built-ins throughout the bedrooms; updated mechanical systems, an elevator that accesses all 4 above grade floors, and a top floor nanny/in-law/guest suite. Entering the home through a spacious oak-paneled foyer with marble steps you will be welcomed by a sunny, south-facing living area anchored by a Georgian revival fireplace and the original, grand staircase ascending to the upper floors. Beyond the living area is the centrally located, stainless steel and glass Chef's kitchen with extensive counter, cabinet, and storage space augmented by high-end appliances and room for a breakfast table. The kitchen opens to both the dining room and the hall that accesses the living room. The dining room is extraordinary, featuring cherry wood paneling, a wood-burning fireplace, track lighting to properly illuminate artwork, and corrugated glass windows to maximize both natural light and privacy. Taking either the elevator or the stairs to the second floor you will arrive at a wonderful, washed-in southern light, 2nd living space or office. Lined with cherry wood paneling, the room also features built-in shelving and cabinetry, contemporary track lighting, and a wood-burning fireplace. Down the hall, towards the rear of the property, you will find a full bathroom and a walk-in closet with custom oak louvered doors and built-in cabinetry. The room at the rear was previously used as an art studio but is also the largest room among the many spacious rooms in the house. The opportunity is there to make this a 2nd-floor primary suite with an expanded, ensuite bathroom and expanded closet space (drawings available upon request.) The third floor consists of two large bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms. The fourth floor is a wonderful sun-drenched suite with a bedroom featuring a Stuv fireplace, walk-in closet, full bathroom, and a well-designed 2nd kitchen and living area with a 2nd wood burning Stuv fireplace. The basement is fully finished and adds another 800 square feet of living space. Used for the last few decades as an architecture office, and including a half bath and two wine coolers, this space has the potential to serve as a media room, gym, home office, playroom, etc. At the rear of this level are large windows and a door opening to the outdoor space in the rear of the property. Most recently used as a planting area and for wood storage for the 4 operable fireplaces and 2 Stuv wood stoves in the home, there is also an opportunity to install a deck for grilling and dining that would be accessible from the first-floor dining room. Every maintenance decision that has been made for the property over the last 50 years has been made with the highest design and architectural standards in mind, including a new, slate Mansard roof; heating, cooling, and electrical upgrades; and masonry conservation. Both move-in ready and an opportunity to augment the property to your own lifestyle, 2143 Locust is a rare opportunity to experience the best in single-family urban living that Philadelphia has to offer.

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2143 Locust Street PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103

  • Price: $2,085,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 45 Days
  • Updated: 44 min ago
  • ID#: PAPH2339058
4
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.03
Acres
6,080
SQFT
$343
$/SQFT
1905
Built
Neighborhood:
Rittenhouse Square
County:
Philadelphia
Area:
19103 (19103)
Elementary School:
Greenfield Albert
School District:
The School District Of Philadelphia
Property Description
Elegance. Style. Luxury. History. 2143 Locust embodies the height of sophistication among residential properties in Philadelphia. Located just a few blocks off of Rittenhouse Square, the original, 20' wide, 5200 square foot home was designed by legendary architect Charles Barton Keen in 1905. In 1973 it was purchased by renowned Cuban Modernist architect, Mario Romanach, who designed and oversaw a major renovation including the paneled living and dining rooms, modernized mechanical systems, and the mosaic pattern, teak parquet flooring that runs throughout the home. After Mario and his wife's passing, ownership transferred to Mario's daughter, Philadelphia-based architect, Maria Romanach, who took her own turn at elevating the design and functionality of the property including a stainless steel and glass, skylighted kitchen; blonde oak built-ins throughout the bedrooms; updated mechanical systems, an elevator that accesses all 4 above grade floors, and a top floor nanny/in-law/guest suite. Entering the home through a spacious oak-paneled foyer with marble steps you will be welcomed by a sunny, south-facing living area anchored by a Georgian revival fireplace and the original, grand staircase ascending to the upper floors. Beyond the living area is the centrally located, stainless steel and glass Chef's kitchen with extensive counter, cabinet, and storage space augmented by high-end appliances and room for a breakfast table. The kitchen opens to both the dining room and the hall that accesses the living room. The dining room is extraordinary, featuring cherry wood paneling, a wood-burning fireplace, track lighting to properly illuminate artwork, and corrugated glass windows to maximize both natural light and privacy. Taking either the elevator or the stairs to the second floor you will arrive at a wonderful, washed-in southern light, 2nd living space or office. Lined with cherry wood paneling, the room also features built-in shelving and cabinetry, contemporary track lighting, and a wood-burning fireplace. Down the hall, towards the rear of the property, you will find a full bathroom and a walk-in closet with custom oak louvered doors and built-in cabinetry. The room at the rear was previously used as an art studio but is also the largest room among the many spacious rooms in the house. The opportunity is there to make this a 2nd-floor primary suite with an expanded, ensuite bathroom and expanded closet space (drawings available upon request.) The third floor consists of two large bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and ensuite bathrooms. The fourth floor is a wonderful sun-drenched suite with a bedroom featuring a Stuv fireplace, walk-in closet, full bathroom, and a well-designed 2nd kitchen and living area with a 2nd wood burning Stuv fireplace. The basement is fully finished and adds another 800 square feet of living space. Used for the last few decades as an architecture office, and including a half bath and two wine coolers, this space has the potential to serve as a media room, gym, home office, playroom, etc. At the rear of this level are large windows and a door opening to the outdoor space in the rear of the property. Most recently used as a planting area and for wood storage for the 4 operable fireplaces and 2 Stuv wood stoves in the home, there is also an opportunity to install a deck for grilling and dining that would be accessible from the first-floor dining room. Every maintenance decision that has been made for the property over the last 50 years has been made with the highest design and architectural standards in mind, including a new, slate Mansard roof; heating, cooling, and electrical upgrades; and masonry conservation. Both move-in ready and an opportunity to augment the property to your own lifestyle, 2143 Locust is a rare opportunity to experience the best in single-family urban living that Philadelphia has to offer.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Traditional Construction Materials Masonry Exterior Features Exterior LightingStreet LightsSidewalks Garage YN No Parking Features Prepaid Parking Types Parking Lot Pool No Pool Property Condition Excellent Water Access YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 5280 Appliances Commercial RangeDishwasherDisposalDryerRange HoodRefrigeratorStainless Steel AppliancesWasherWasher/Dryer Stacked Basement Full Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 800 Below Grade Unfinished Area 200 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 6 Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions 2 refrigerators2 washer/dryers2 wine coolers1 year pre-paid parking in a lot 2 blocks away. Interior Features Curved StaircaseDining AreaFormal/Separate Dining RoomFloor Plan - TraditionalKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - Gourmet2nd KitchenBuilt-InsPrimary Bath(s)Skylight(s)Store/OfficeTub ShowerUpgraded CountertopsWalk-in Closet(s)Wood FloorsElevator Laundry Type Upper FloorWasher In UnitDryer In Unit Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenBedroom 1StudyLaundryOfficeBathroom 1Bathroom 2Bathroom 3Full Bath Upper Level1 Bedrooms 1 Walls Ceilings 9'+ Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features Elevator Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street 22nd Street Electric 200+ Amp Service Elevators 1 Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality PHILADELPHIA Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802967766592 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Interior Row/Townhouse Tax Annual Amount 25196.00 Tax Lot 175 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 2003 Zoning RM1

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©2024 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Century 21 Dale Realty Co. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2024-05-19T12:59:18.383.
 
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