Welcome back to Curbed Comparisons, a dive into the options available for a certain price point in various Philly neighborhoods. In this week’s special edition, we’re taking a look at the priciest rentals on the market right now. Is one person's loft another person’s townhouse? Let's find out!
Rittenhouse Square (3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths)—For a staggering $19,500 a month, you can live in the penthouse at the Alison. The terrace that overlooks the square is 2,144-square-feet alone, and the unit in total is 3,755 square feet of high-class space. Did we mention that the terrace has a hot tub and built-in grill?
Logan Square (4 beds, 5 baths)—The second priciest rental is located in a recently built condo complex in Logan Square. At 5,000 square feet, it offers more space than the Rittenhouse penthouse at a “cheaper” price tag of $14,900 a month. Some jaw-dropping perks include: An elevator, roof deck, a walk-in closet with a chandelier, and an electric car-charging station. But at that price, there’s no word on pets.
Society Hill (4 beds, 4 baths)—For a more traditional style of living, here’s a Society Hill townhouse that’s renting for $10,500 a month. That chunk of change earns you a 4,150-square-foot rental complete with an elevator and two-car garage. There are also two outdoor spaces, including a patio terrace and a cozy deck off the upper level with views of the Ben Franklin Bridge. You’ll have to look elsewhere if you have pets for roommates; no dogs or cats allowed.
Washington Square West (3 beds, 2 baths)—Unit #10C in the renovated Western Union Building wants someone to live in here for $9,999 a month. The 1,920-square-foot unit’s real showstopper is its private 1,500-square-foot wrap-around porch (and for what it’s worth, it already comes furnished). The rental was also designed by local and noted architect Cecil Baker, and it’s located right across the street from the ever-charming Quince Street.
Center City (3 beds, 3.5 baths)—Rounding out the list is this 2,046-square-foot corner condo in the swanky Residences at the Ritz-Carlton. Located on the 25th floor, it’ll definitely offer some of the biggest views out of all of the units on this list, including an up-close shot of Billy Penn atop City Hall. There’s outdoor space and access to the building’s flashy amenities. Oh, and the entire condo comes furnished. Consider it part of the $8,200 monthly rent.
Which pricey rental would you choose?
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Rittenhouse Square $19K/mo
Logan Square $14K/mo
Society Hill $10K/mo
Washington Square West $9K/month
Center City $8K/mo