240 S Philip Pl

$1,299,000

$1,299,000

240 S Philip Pl

Society Hill

Sq Ft
2,520
Bedrooms
4
Full Baths
3
Half Baths
2
Parking
1 Parking Spaces
240 Philip Place Philadelphia Pa 19106 240 S Philip Pl Philadelphia, United States

This highly desirable I. M. Pei townhouse in the most desirable location is one of 37 contemporary town homes designed by internationally acclaimed architect I.M.Pei to create a smooth transition from the modern Society Hill Towers to the colonial architecture of the surrounding neighborhood. The 3+ bedroom, 3.2 bath home with a spacious patio and PARKING enjoys the stunning views and quiet of the enormous west lawn of the Society Hill Towers….without any of the landscaping expense or upkeep. Enter into this home then turn to the left into the cozy breakfast room with built-in cabinet and coat closet, leading into the fully equipped kitchen with granite counter-tops, wine cooler, sub-zero refrigerator, and built-in desk. Walk into the huge sunny den which has also been used as a formal dining room or living room with floor to ceiling glass and sliding doors then step out into the spacious landscaped garden and rear gate to your private and secure parking place in a central courtyard behind the houses, surrounding the second casting of Gaston Lachaise’s sensuous sculpture “Floating Figure.” A convenient powder room with granite floor completes this level. Ascend the brightly lit staircase, with opening skylight, for ventilation and easy roof access, to the 2nd floor. A huge dining room or den overlooking the garden will greet you, plus another convenient powder room, then add a fully functioning wet bar with granite counter-top, storage, sink and refrigerator. Circle around to enter a bright living room with a wood burning fireplace and stellar views of the flowering trees and landscaping at the Towers, a treasured expanse of glorious nature and green space never to be recreated in Society Hill again. The 3rd floor offers two bedrooms with closet organizers which share a renovated bath, plus a spacious master bedroom and en suite bath. The finished basement offers a playroom, workshop closet, great storage, a laundry closet, and a 4th bedroom for occasional guests plus another en suite full bath with a steam shower. This gracious home has a uniquely adjustable layout can be arranged in many different ways to suit different uses as time goes by. In addition, it offers a new roof, new hot water furnace, new hot water heater, new paint, custom plantation shutters on nearly every window and door, hardwood floors, and owners who have loved, maintained and cared for their home for 35 years. Steps away from James Beard award winning Zahav, the #1 Restaurant in America, a small convenience market, the Ritz theaters, public transportation, grocery stores, health food stores, dry cleaners, a zillion restaurants and coffee shops, Located in the McCall Elementary catchment zone and a 15 minute hop to the airport. And to top if off, the walking life Philadelphians love! (The public records indicate the total sq. footage as 2,520 which doesn’t include the finished basement)

Courtesy of Elfant Wissahickon-Rittenhouse Square