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Spanish colonial townhome in Rittenhouse asks $950K after modern makeover

Plus three outdoor spaces

This renovated Rittenhouse home is on the market for $950,000.
Courtesy of Andrew Gismondi, Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City

A historic Spanish colonial home in Rittenhouse has hit the market for just under $1 million after undergoing a modern makeover.

The home at 114 S. Van Pelt Street dates back to 1860 when it was designed by William Koelle’s as part of the Sansom Gardens community, an enclave of secluded Spanish colonial homes in the heart of the neighborhood.

But while some of the homes at Sansom Gardens remain in their original state, this home wows with its new interiors that are awash in white and modern finishes. Today, it is a three-bedroom, two and a half bath house with three outdoor spaces, including a roof deck.

The first floor features high-end finishes like a Carrara Gold marble fireplace coupled with white kitchen cabinetry and a subway tile backsplash. The metal floating staircase leads up to two more floors with bedrooms, many of them featuring pocket doors mixed in with original French doors opening to a Juliet balcony.

The master suite takes up the third floor and is also separated from the rest of the house with a pocket door. It has double height ceilings; from here, another staircase leads up to the roof deck with Center City views.

The asking price of this 1,700-square-foot home is $950,000. Want to see the renovation in person? There’s an open house on Thursday, November 2 from 5 to 6:30 p.m.