Welcome back to Real Estate Death Match, where we pit two similar properties and ask you to decide who walks out on top. Today's contestants are two recently reduced ultra-luxury spots in the $2.2M range. One was featured in the New York Times and offers sky-high living with views of good old Billy Penn. The other is a Logan Square mansion with skyline views and tons of open space. So, check 'em out and tell us who takes the crown.
↑ Address: 1414 S. Penn Sq. Unit 29C (Redfin)
Price: Recently reduced from $2,399,999 to $2,249,000
Size: 3-bed, 4.5-bath, 3,084 sq. ft.
Tale of the Tape: Welp, it just doesn't get much closer to waking up next to William Penn. Aside from the killer view of City Hall, this unit in the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton comes furnished, if you wish, and was featured in the New York Times. The coffered ceiling in the living room looks remarkable, especially in contrast to the deeper hardwood floors and dark cabinets in the open kitchen. The master suite boasts a large walk-in closet, a marble bath and that view. HOA fees are $3,046/month, so that could sway your opinion. However, living in the Ritz affords some unique luxuries like a chaffeured car, fitness facility and private garden area. It's also adjacent to Dilworth Park. Looking for luxury high-rise living? You might not find a better spot.
↑ Address: 2132 Race St. (Redfin)
Price: Recently reduced from $2,295,000 to $2,145,000
Size: 4-bed, 4-bath, 4,341 sq. ft.
Tape of the Tape: Steps away from the lovely Logan Square and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this luxury home is also situated in a quiet section of the city. While it's not up close and personal with William Penn like our first contestant, it does feature a large deck and a balcony off of the master suite with skyline views. It's also larger and doesn't have the HOA fees like numero uno. Oh, it's also behind a gated entry with four car (!) garage. That's pretty damn rare in the city. Other pluses, the stone fireplace in the living room is flanked by two sets of French doors that lead to the deck. The open floor plans makes the space look even larger than it is and it looks like there are at least two wine refrigerators, with one in the enormous walk-in closet. Every room in this house just looks enormous, so it's either trick photography or the deal deal. Want a treat? Take a look at what that master suite has to offer.
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