We like the idea of melting anything in this heat (even eyeballs) so we'll be talking quite a bit about pools today. So let's start out with a gorgeous penthouse with a private pool that's renting for $14,500 per month, with a security deposit of $14,500. Look at that pool setup! Lounge chairs, plasma TVs, an al-fresco kitchen. It's not a large pool, but with the luxurious ambiance it almost feels like you're in L.A. As you swim your private little laps, you can think, "It feels like L.A., but I'm in Philly, and this is what my life has become." A happy thought.
When it was on the market, it was listed in 2008 at $4.5 million. Well, those days are gone. Until about a week ago, it had been listed at $3.9 million for about eight months. Perhaps going the rental route at this time is a better option.
Size: 2 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,549 square feet, bi-level
Paparazzi-hounded-celebrity bonus: privately keyed elevator, state-of-the-art security and monitoring system, only nine other units
ADA compliance in style: glass elevator in the unit to travel from one level to the next
· Listing: 101 Walnut St. #11 [Prudential Fox & Roach]