The end of 2016 is nigh (how'd that happen?), so it's due time to check in on how Philly's real estate market's most expensive listings fared this year. In a nutshell: Pretty well. Since our last update in July, five homes have been knocked off this list, replaced by even higher price tags. Developer Tom Scannapieco broke Philly real estate records this summer when he sold the penthouse at 500 Walnut for a whopping $17.85 million—the most expensive house sale in the city's history. There's still some time before the year ends, so if another blockbuster listings makes a last-minute sell, let us know and we'll update this map.Read More
Mapping the 10 most expensive Philly house sales in 2016
500 Walnut Street
The jawdropping penthouse at 500 Walnut—a ultra-luxurious high-rise that's still under construction—sold for $17.85 million in early June, becoming the most expensive residential sale in the history of Philadelphia. And contrary to rumors that circulated long ago that Beyonce had bought the place, that's not the case. The new owner's pad features multiple balconies, fireplaces, and views of Independence Hall.
The Residences at the Ritz Carlton
At one point the most expensive home for sale in Philly, the 48th-floor penthouse at the Residences at the Ritz-Carlton recently found a buyer willing to turn the raw concrete space into his or her spacious lair. The penthouse features two spacious balconies that look straight toward the Billy Penn statue atop City Hall and the city skyline. Another three units—all 3,000+ square feet—sold this year for $2.6 million to $2.9 million.
Two Liberty Place, 57th floor penthouse
In December, the 57th-floor penthouse condo in the 58-story Two Liberty Place nabbed nearly $11 million, or or $1,653 per square foot. The undisclosed buyer know has access to some jaw-dropping views of the city.
1706 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 2501
This 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo at 1706 Rittenhouse and boasts incredible views of the Center City skyline from the master bedroom, and all throughout the 4,166-square-foot space, for that matter. Perks included a 48-bottle wine refrigerator, two dishwashers (there's a butler's pantry), and outdoor space.
237-47 S 18TH St Unit 5BC
This is just one of the many extravagant homes in the Barclay Condominiums on Rittenhouse Square. At just under 5,000 square feet, Unit 5BC features four bedrooms and 6.5 baths. The condo has two living spaces, plus a long gallery hall.
1706 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 1301
This 3-bedroom, 3-bath condo, in the same building as #4, nabbed just over $6 million in July. That's about $1,493 per square foot, and includes private elevator access to the unit.
1831 Delancey Street
This stately home located on one of the stateliest streets in Rittenhouse Square went for $988 per square foot in August. The new owner of the 5-bedroom, 4.5-bath home has a bit of a fixer-upper on his or her hands, but the bones and architectural details are certainly there.
2108 Spruce Street
This 123-year-old beauty hit the market in February 2016 and sold in April for its original asking price. It clocks in at a spacious 5,642 square feet, and in addition to its seven bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms, it features a gym, two-tier deck, and a library.
130 S 18th St Unit 2801
It only took two days for this 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath condo at 10 Rittenhouse to find a buyer after listing. 10 Rittenhouse was designed by Robert A.M. Stern and sits right on the square.
227-31 S. 6th Street, Unit 1C
This condo in the Lippincott just recently sold for a solid $3 million at the end of November. The new owner now has 2-bedroom, 2.5-bath home in Washington Square that was designed by Stephen Verner/Alex Wilson Architects. The whole condo clocks in at 2,767 square feet.