World-class luxury meets the nation’s most historic backdrop. Welcome to “Sweet Sixteen” the entire sixteenth floor of 500 Walnut, and Philadelphia’s most prestigious luxury address. Completed in 2017, this building has rewritten the standards for the ultra-luxury buyer with breathtaking panoramas and amenities exceeding the finest global standards. This unit represents the first resale of a highly coveted upper floor, a very rare opportunity to live at this spectacular altitude. Step off your private elevator to a glass framed foyer and enter chic, sophisticated, tailored open space. A show-stopping great room is framed by floor to ceiling views of the Philadelphia skyline. Take in Independence Hall, the Delaware River, the Benjamin Franklin and Walt Whitman bridges, and bluebird skies as far as the eye can see. The 4300 square foot unit, purchased as raw/unfinished space has undergone complete renovation with impeccable luxury craftsmanship at every finish. Dressed in mineral tones, the space is both striking and serene. The design unites gorgeous hardwood floors, glorious light, high tray ceilings, custom molding, a gas fireplace, recessed lighting and exposure on all sides. Two dramatic and sun drenched terraces allow you to embrace the vibrant city in utter privacy. A custom Downsview kitchen is grounded by a large seated soapstone island. Wolf and Sub Zero appliances ring the perimeter of the kitchen while a breakfast bar with Miele coffee maker opens to a gorgeous dining space. Through a pocket door find a study with extensive built-ins ideal for quiet conversation or as a well outfitted home office. Down a private hallway, double doors open to an expansive primary suite. To the left the spacious walk-in closet makes use of the unit’s 10 foot ceilings offering custom storage and plentiful split and long hanging. The bedroom proper has a seating area, beverage and coffee bar with refrigeration and sliding doors to a deep terrace. Eastern and southern exposures provide sunlit space all day, but Lutron touch controlled shades throughout the home close for privacy and sleep. The primary bath, with radiantly heated floors, a deep under window soaking tub, large seated steam shower with rain and body sprays, wash-stand height vanities presents like a four star retreat. Two additional large bedrooms feature dramatic floor to ceiling windows and south, west and east facing views. Both have immaculate, full tile ensuite bathrooms. The open and airy space is dominated by stunning panorama at every turn. A large laundry suite and mudroom with wall mounted organizational /storage system make this space ‘Home Edit” functional and easily customizable. There’s more than history in the backdrop, this sought after and sold out building has set Philadelphia real estate sale records since its distinguished doors opened in 2017. The exclusive 34 residences are provided full accommodation with access to a 24 hr concierge, Mercedes town car with driver, guest suite, billiard room, board room, amenity and event space, lap pool with hot tub, fitness center, steam, sauna, and access to massage. A 4,000 square foot treetop terrace with fireplace, seating and expansive private garden overlooks Independence Hall. The dynamic, touchless parking system is the fastest valet in the city. There are 8 years remaining on the tax abatement. All of this situated in Philadelphia’s beloved Society Hill neighborhood surrounded by the city’s most loved and acclaimed restaurants, cafes and shops made all the more charming as you wind the cobblestones squares and narrow streets. A commuters dream with easy access to all major roadways and rails. Enjoy everything that makes Greater Philadelphia so rare including its proximity to world class golf courses, coveted beach towns, local ski mountains, lake resorts, world famous museums, parks abundant outdoor space, as well as its quick train to NYC and beyond.
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