The Ayer, 12NW
Philadelphia, PA, 19106
Nestled on quiet, tree-lined Delancey Place in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, this 7100 sq ft townhouse restoration blends classic Philadelphia architectural details with the comforts of modern living. Features of this 4 story house include 5 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms (4 en-suite), 3 powder rooms, 2 car garage, an elevator that services all floors and 2 outdoor terraces with incredible city views.
Elegant foyer entrée leads into a grand center staircase open to entertaining gallery & formal living room with gas burning fireplace. Past the center stair is the stately dining room with high ceilings and immediately adjacent to the full catering kitchen & powder room. In the rear of the first floor is the garage with ample space for 2 cars plus proper ceiling height to house a car-lift if desired.
The second level of the house is expansive, yet intimate. The front room is an oversized family room with a wood burning fireplace, large windows overlooking picturesque Delancey Place, and an adjacent wet bar area. Down the window lined hallway to the North end of the home is the gourmet eat-in kitchen with oversized windows & glass doors to a charming terrace overlooking Cypress St. The kitchen features custom cabinetry & millwork with granite countertops, Wolf 36’’ 6 burner gas stove, Wolf built-in convention oven/microwave, Wolf 30’’ wall oven, Bosch dishwasher, U-Line wine cooler and a 48’’ Sub-Zero side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. The kitchen island doubles as extra seating at the counter and is cozy against the gas-burning fireplace. This floor is complete with a hall powder room, custom pantry & workspace with built-in desk.
The third and fourth floors reside all of the home’s bedrooms. The master suite sits on the third floor front and features a custom outfitted walk-in closet, 4 additional closets, a luxury Carrera marble bathroom with duel sinks, water closet, and fully enclosed “wet room” with two shower heads, body sprays and a claw foot tub. The spacious second bedroom is on the north side of the house and adjacent to the full bathroom with Carrera tile floors, double sinks with marble vanity, and Jacuzzi tub. Also on the third level is a light filled office/den and a laundry room.
The fourth level features 3 additional guest bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms (2 en-suite) plus an additional family room with full glass sliding doors that open to a large terrace. This “terrace room” as fondly called by the present owners, is a great space to relax or entertain with full skyline views. The glass sliders can open completely, in the warmer months, to create a true “indoor/outdoor” living experience. This room also features a wet-bar area including a small refrigerator, dishwasher and hammered copper sink.
Full basement has three large rooms for storage, plus a half bathroom.
Additional highlights of this home include 4 HVAC zones, Control 4 “smart home” wiring with surround sound, multi-angle security cameras and ability to control light, temperature, security & music remotely.
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