Discover the epitome of Rittenhouse townhome living at 1802 Delancey. Just off the corner of 18th, in one of the loveliest settings in Philadelphia you'll spot the archetypal 4 floor Federal facade. Mature Hollies grace the front garden, adding a touch more green to this already verdant street. Ascend the stone front steps where double doors reveal the checkered marble vestibule and stair hall. You'll note elements of early 19th c. classicism nicely updated for contemporary living. The elevator, which services every floor, integrates into the hall's layout. To your right, the front parlour offers a Modernist marble mantle which centers the room, while a large bay window facing Delancey drapes the room in diffused light. 11' high ceilings are graced with crown molding, defining and enriching the space. Through an arch is a half-bath and beyond is the grand dining room. Floor to ceiling built-in bookcases frame an outstanding Rococo cast iron mantle, while bright southern light enters through a miniature frosted glass conservatory overlooking the breezeway. Swinging double doors lead to the full gourmet kitchen, where you'll be delighted with a six-burner commercial stove, double sinks, marble counters and an endless wall of recessed storage. At the back is a large breakfast space with four windows and a sleek hearth. Sliding glass doors lead to a Dutch-tiled indoor grill room, which further leads to the breeze-way, cellar egress, and gated access to Panama Street. Travel back inside and up the gentle-rise grand stair. At the southern end of the house, you'll find a closeted hall leading to a large bedroom suite, currently set up as a den. This space offers an antique Louis XIV mantle, bay window, and decorative bas-relief cornice. The private bath offers a jetted soaking tub with separate standing shower. On the northern end of the second level is the generously scaled primary bedroom suite, where you'll discover a similar marble mantle and two large windows overlooking Delancey, offering tree-shaded light. Separated closet space leads to an incredible, de luxe main bath. Beyond the private w/c you'll find a back-to-back double vanity, even larger jetted soaking tub, and glass enclosed, double walk-in seated shower. A huge window overlooks the secluded breezeway, while stone floors lovingly compliment the third marble fireplace mantle. On the third level, you'll find a similar closet-hall leading to a bedroom/bath suite at the home's back. The floor's large middle room offers an Aesthetic movement mantle, walk-in closet, and private bath. Overlooking Delancey at the front end of the house is the fifth bedroom, currently utilised as an office with walk-in closet. Leading to the fourth floor, you can peer out a glass door with roof access, though currently unfinished, this space would make a paramount roof terrace with city views! The fourth level is currently arranged as a two bedroom/one bath apartment, with private kitchen and yet another mantle piece. It could be an ideal in-law or au pair suite with direct elevator access for ease and privacy. Plenty of opportunity can also be found in the huge basement which covers almost the entire parcel. Owners are providing architect suggested plans for a cellar garage opening from Panama Street in the back- large enough for tandem two car parking and a private entrance! For now, this space offers seemingly endless storage but could be reimagined as professional offices or a guest suite additional to the parking. You'll be truly captivated by 1802 Delancey- from its location on one of the most sought after residential blocks in Rittenhouse Square, to the very livable size of this grand home! Just one block south of Rittenhouse Square Park, the Curtis Institute, and the Art Alliance, you'll be a step away from Philadelphia's top-tier shopping and restaurant culture. Come enjoy 1802 Delancey today and picture yourself right at home!
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