One of the great things about Curbed's annual Renters Week, which kicked off yesterday, is that many of the posts can provide renters new and old with a helpful perspective and useful information about how people find apartments in the City of Brotherly Love. This is not one of those posts. This is the post where we round up some of the most attractive rentals currently on the market, hailing from a wide range of price points, just to gawk.
↑ Up in the nosebleed section, $11,000 a month rents you the entire 16th floor at The Lanesborough on Locust. This three-bedroom and four and a half-bath stunner features an open living room with a gas fireplace, china cabinets in the formal dining room, and a Wolf six-burner stainless steel commercial range in the kitchen. In the master suite, you'll find even more built-ins including a headboard with storage space, another gas fireplace, two custom built walk-in closets and a Jacuzzi bath. Need a little more eye candy? Check out this video of the 17th floor penthouse, the residents of which could be inviting you over for tea should you choose to fork over the 11 grand a month.
↑ Tucked away behind the cacophony of South Street, this cavernous four-bedrooom, six-bath (!!!) town house asks $9,000 in exchange for the privilege of hanging your hat in its vestibule. The house features over four thousand square feet of living space, solid mahogany floors, and a built-in speaker system throughout. There is a two-car garage, a rear patio with garden area, bathrooms, bathrooms, bathrooms, a private elevator, a gourmet kitchen, and a gas fireplace.
↑ Peeking out from the shadow of Toll Brothers' gargantuan appendage to Society Hill, this Front Street town housefull-size swimming pool, gym, garden, and "the best city deck around." Like it so much you want to stay? The five-bedroom, five and a half-bath residence, per the listing, may also be for sale.
↑ This three-bedroom, four-bathroom NoLibs town house boasts gated parking, two balconies, and a fireplace. The corner residence, asking $4,200 a month, also has room for a personal gym, which you may or may not choose to dub "The Shredmill," as per the whim of the current residents.
↑ Well, this one-bedroom at 17th and Chestnut shines up like a new penny. Renting for $3,500 a month, this unit is comprised of 1,100 square feet of space, and an endless array of surfaces to polish, from concrete to solid walnut.
↑ Tucked in a quaint little tree-lined street in the heart of Washington Square West, this three-bedroom, two and a half-bath home features a mod-tastic three-sided working fireplace, roof deck, private courtyard, and a parking-free zone (the street hardly supports one-way traffic) right outside your door, so your little tots can run amok to their little hearts' content.
↑ Ack! This place is a-dor-able. Located two stories up from arguably one of the city's best cups of coffee (yeah, we said it), this two-three bedroom condo, asking $3,300 a month, features two private decks, a sunroom with a fountain, an open-concept kitchen, and a walk-in pantry. Plenty o' room for your Sunday harvest from the farmer's market at Headhouse Square. There's a wood-burning fireplace in the master suite, and a large shared courtyard that is now a stop on the Society Hill Garden tour. Also, *cough. Maybe a little more effort with the listing photos, people?
↑ This three-bedroom, two and a half-bath Francisville residence, asking $2,900, is available in early August. But it's bound to be worth the wait, because this is your shot at living at one one of the most ecologically-sound buildings in Philadelphia, thanks to developer Postgreen Homes, who are also the brilliant minds behind the recent Duplexcellence II in South Kensington. Rest easy, knowing you're doing your small part for the planet. And your utilities bill.
↑ This two-bedroom in Queen Village is located steps away from Dimitri's. Need we say more? Fine. Asking $2,250 a month, this residence really brings its nooks-and-crannies game, featuring a private patio, open kitchen, a sunken dining area, and a large living room with a wood-burning fireplace. There's exposed brick galore, par for the course for any respectable Queen Village abode, and a juliet balcony looking over the building's shared courtyard.
↑ This Northern Liberties two-bedroom residence is just as pretty on the outside as it is on the inside. Boasting a beautiful mural on an exterior wall, the unit, asking $1,775, boasts a private roof deck, central air, vaulted ceilings, and parking.