Listed By:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
237 S 18Th Street # 5BC, Philadelphia, PA
$ 6,650,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAPH2317460
  • 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
1/31/2024 Listed $6,650,000

General Features

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
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Radiant
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Negotiable
Appliances Cooktop,Dishwasher,Oven - Double,Oven - Wall,Oven/Range - Gas,Range Hood,Refrigerator,Six Burner Stove,Stainless Steel Appliances
Zoning RMX3
Pool Y/N No Pool
Association Fee Includes Common Area Maintenance,Ext Bldg Maint,Management,Sewer,Snow Removal,Trash,Water
Architectural Style Transitional
Construction Materials Masonry
Exclusions All decorative lighting fixtures at sellers discretion
Year Built 1930
Levels 1
Unit Number 5BC
Tax Year 2022
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Building Name BARCLAY
Accessibility None
HOA Fee 2 3787.00
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
Association Amenities Concierge,Elevator,Fitness Center,Other
HOA / Comm Assn No
Garage Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions Rittenhouse Square
ModificationTimestamp 2024-04-10T09:39:57
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Disclosures Prop Disclosure
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area 19103 (19103)
Lot Size Square Feet 0.00
Tax Assessed Value 2379200.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name 18TH
HOA Fee 2 Frequency Monthly
Tax Annual Amount 38343.0
Structure Type Unit/Flat/Apartment
Condo/Coop Association Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Full Main Level 6
Bathrooms Count Main Level 7.00
Price Per Sq Ft 1350.25
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Total SQFT 4925
Days on Market 77
AssociationName2 Barcay/CAMCO
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Other
Flooring Wood
Total Fireplaces 2
Fireplace Features Gas/Propane
Hot Water Other
Basement (Y/N) No
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 4925
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 1
Street Suffix STREET
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
Entry Level 5
Main Level Bedrooms 5
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Laundry Type Washer In Unit,Has Laundry,Dryer In Unit
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 7

Exterior Features

Water Source Public
Type of Parking None
Water View Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.00
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Door Features Double Entry
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
LotDimensionsSource Assessor


  • 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 $1.2M
AVG $23,633
AVG 306
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1953