A WORLD ONTO ITSELF.
The 4,378 square-foot Penthouse Two at Arthaus takes architectural and interior design to new heights. Wrapped in glass and awash in natural light, the three-bedroom, 4.5-bath home is built by Philadelphia's premier luxury condo builder Dranoff Properties. Nestled at the top of the brand new 47-story Arthaus Condominiums, Penthouse Two occupies an entire floor with floor-to-ceiling windows, two large wind-protected balconies, and 360-degree, breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline, river, and bridges.
A true masterpiece in modern, urban living, this unique home offers a celebrity lifestyle for $8.1 Million, designed by A-list architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox with interior design and furnishings by Jimmy DeLaurentis. Located on the Avenue of the Arts in the heart of the performing arts district, it's just steps to five world-class theaters and the city's most adventurous dining experiences. It’s a home designed and situated for entertaining. Residents have access to two full floors of indoor/outdoor resort amenities and greenspace, valet parking, and other white glove services for a simply unparalleled, urban lifestyle.
The architecture of the entry foyer takes full advantage of the mesmerizing views—banks of windows to the left frame the southern perspective with sight lines to the stadiums. Glancing right, William Penn atop City Hall peeks through the windows of the gourmet kitchen across the home on the north side. Straight ahead, where the foyer and living space meet, a sliver of skyscape beckons you around the corner.
Beyond the views are the foyer's thoughtful design details, which make for a well-functioning standalone space. First, the home's entrance is intentionally tucked away from the living space for maximum privacy. Light-drenched and airy, there is room for guest seating and a walkaround entry table to drop keys, mail, and display a fresh flower arrangement. The lovely powder room, oversized coat, sports/storage closets, and butler's pantry are all accessible via an interior hallway that joins the foyer. Warm, wide plank Havwoods flooring and recessed lighting are throughout.
Turning the corner at the end of the foyer is the penthouse's pièce de résistance, a jaw-droppingly gorgeous 51' long great room with 11' ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows running its entire length. On the interior wall are a gas fireplace and a massive gallery wall. The generous floor plan allows for multiple seating areas, dining, and a spot for a grand piano. On the north corner is a large, walkout, wind-protected balcony with dramatic views of the shimmering spires on the Center City skyline. This spectacular great room is perfect for lounging, entertaining, and enjoying the cityscape and changing sky.
Around the corner is the spacious gourmet kitchen, with stunning views of City Hall accessible by a door from the great room. The focal point is a large center island with seating, perfect for a casual meal. Along the perimeter are Poggenpohl polar cabinets and stainless steel appliances, including a Wolf gas stove and oven, an Asko dishwasher, a wine refrigerator, and a custom-paneled Sub-Zero refrigerator. Lincoln Calacatta marble covers the waterfall island and counters. Other details include a marble backsplash.
The kitchen accesses a gallery-style butler's pantry with two long counters, upper and lower cabinetry, a sink, and a laundry area with an Asko washer and dryer. The clever pantry is perfect for entertaining, with easy access to the front door for deliveries and discreet shuffling in and out of catering equipment, food, and staff. Also accessible via the butler's pantry are the guest powder room, the coat closet, and the sports/storage equipment closet.
Beyond the kitchen and moving east are the private bedroom quarters reached by a long gallery hallway perfect for displaying family photos,
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