Listed By:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
237 S 18Th Street # 5BC, Philadelphia, PA
$ 6,650,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH2294394
  • TypeCondos
  • CityPhiladelphia
  • Area19103
  • NeighborhoodRittenhouse Square
  • Zip19103
  • StyleTransitional
  • Year Built1930
  • Taxes$ 38343
  • Price$ 6,650,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage4925
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Discover the epitome of Rittenhouse Square elegance in this incomparable five-bedroom, six-and-a-half- bathroom residence combining prewar grandeur with contemporary convenience at The Barclay, a revered full-service condominium. Spanning nearly 5,000 square feet, this regal home welcomes grand galas and serene daily life with equal ease thanks to a flexible layout (as lauded in Architectural Digest) filled with numerous living spaces and luxurious bedroom suites. Ceilings soar over inlaid and herringbone hardwood floors, exceptional millwork, designer lighting and oversized windows on all four exposures. A gracious foyer and long entry gallery make a dramatic first impression with bold lanterns and generous proportions, while convenient coat closets and a chic powder room nod to the thoughtful details found throughout the sophisticated home. Ahead, spectacular Rittenhouse Square views lure you into a spacious formal living room filled with lovely custom cabinetry and a fireplace. Plan your next lavish gathering in the adjacent formal dining room, an exquisite space wrapped in classic built-ins, designer window and wall coverings, and historic architectural views. Two majestic archways create a seamless flow to a second living space perfect for a music room or library. The chef's kitchen is sure to become a favorite gathering place thanks to its verdant park vistas, spacious breakfast area and rich, warm finishes. Custom Joanne Hudson cabinetry is trimmed with granite counters, basketweave tile backsplashes and under-cabinet lighting, while a massive center island welcomes casual meals and conversation. Cooking is a joy with a fleet of upscale stainless steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a vented gas range, wall ovens, a warming drawer, two dishwashers and a built-in microwave. Off the kitchen, a guest suite with an attached bathroom, closet, private entrance and tree-top views of the Square works equally well as a private den or cozy media lounge. Past the entry foyer, double doors reveal an exceptionally private bedroom wing. Discover a palatial owner's retreat that begins with a large private sitting room. Sleep soundly in the carpeted primary bedroom and enjoy the convenience of two separate bathrooms, including one with a soaking tub and shower. Rows of closets, a walk-in and a large dressing room tame even the most substantial wardrobes in this sophisticated suite. Completing the bedroom wing are three secondary suites with private baths and roomy closets, including one transformed into a stately office with a wall of custom bookshelves and a built-in desk. The home's service entry is beautifully planned with an expansive storage unit, a large laundry room with rows of cabinets, another closet and a wine refrigerator. A small fifth bedroom suite opens to the bedroom wing and the service hall, making it ideal as a secondary home office or staff room.. Central HVAC, complementary to the buildings efficient radiant heating, and integrated speakers add comfort to this flawless, move-in ready Rittenhouse Square sanctuary. Welcome to The Barclay, an iconic neo-Adam brick and limestone landmark built in 1928 by architect J.E.R. Carpenter, best known for his work on the Empire State Building and elite Park Avenue residences in New York. The Barclay served as an upscale hotel until 1982 and was converted to condominium use in 1999. Today, residents of the pet-friendly building enjoy a regal lobby, concierge/doorman service, on-site management, a fitness center, access to a chauffeur-driven Mercedes S-class and Stephen Starr's Barclay Prime steakhouse on the ground floor. From this outstanding Rittenhouse Square location, you're surrounded by the centerpiece park and renowned Center City shopping, dining and nightlife, and Philadelphia's best historic sites, museums and cultural institutions are all within easy reach.

Price History
11/5/2023 Listed $6,650,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Appliances Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances
Architectural Style Transitional
Association Amenities Concierge, Elevator, Fitness Center, Other
Association Fee Includes Common Area Maintenance, Ext Bldg Maint, Management, Sewer, Snow Removal, Trash, Water
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 7.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 6
Condo/Coop Association Y/N Yes
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 32
Exclusions All decorative lighting fixtures at sellers discretion
Garage Y/N No
Heating Radiant
Interior Features Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Elevator, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood F
Levels 1
Lot Size Square Feet 0.00
MLS Area 19103 (19103)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 1350.25
Property Type Residential
School District 300200397108
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Unit/Flat/Apartment
Tax Annual Amount 38343.0
Tax Lot 260
Tax Year 2022
Unit Number 5BC
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1930
Zoning RMX3

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4925
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Entry Level 5
Fireplace Features Gas/Propane
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Wood
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Other
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Other
Laundry Type Washer In Unit, Has Laundry, Dryer In Unit
Main Level Bedrooms 5
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 2

Exterior Features

HOA Fee 2 3787.00
HOA Fee 2 Frequency Monthly
Living Area 4925
Door Features Double Entry
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.00
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Type of Parking None
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Pets
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Condos Average in 19103

AVG $1.34M
AVG $110,106
AVG 339
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1949

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