In Philadelphia Style’s October 2018 issue, US Construction’s Philadelphia-based luxury residence, Adagio, was featured. Read on to learn more about this sophisticated property.
Run for the Hill
As Penn’s Landing Park looms large in the near future, Society Hill is hotter than ever to call home.
By: Sarah Johnson
For people who live and work in Philadelphia, it can feel like you can’t cross a street these days without bumping into signs for some new home construction,. Luxury town houses are sprouting up in all corners of the city, so picking the right location is essential. This carriage house, designed by JKRP Architects and built by US Construction, has bragging right to some prime quality-of-life real estate. Restaurants – Zahav, Talula’s Garden – are minutes away by foot. Spruce Street Harbor Park and indie-film houses beckon to the empty nesters, young professionals and pro athletes who are buying in the Society Hill neighborhood.
Pulling into the courtyard of the town house development where 142 S. Front St. (The McCann Team, 215.440.8345, mccannteam.com) is located, there’s a distinct impression of being tucked away from the crowds while being in the heart of Philly’s booming restaurant and recreation scene. Front Street, near the Spruce Street bridge is quiet. They promised $225 million Penn’s Landing Park project, which caps I-95 with green spaces, spray pools, cafes and retail, will serve as a much-needed 4-acre overpass. It will become the de facto front yard to this particular development. It has been promised to become a reality in the next few years.
The $2.2 million town house has space, privacy and parking. An elevator makes up for the “vertical” feel of the home, which has an easy flow for entertaining with high-end kitchen that overlooks Front Street. The living room is two-stories high for a surprisingly expensive feel. With the many large windows – letting in lots of sunshine – and high ceilings, energy and HVAC worries might loom, but the house has multiple separate zones to regulate temperatures. Each of the three bedrooms has a complete bath with exquisite tile work and a modern feel. Heading upstairs, led by the iron railing, one arrives at what might be the favorite destination in the house.
The rooftop is the true respite from the rigors of city living. Separated by an encloses wet bar and powder room on the fourth floor, there’s an outside deck with a plunge pool facing east and, on the west side, an outdoor kitchen and wall-mounted television. It’s a great location to watch fireworks along Penn’s Landing.