Historic Listing on Delancey Has a Luxury Renovation

20-initial century sophistication abounds in this 1857 historical past-steeped manse.


Correctly blending the earlier and current is no modest process, but 1816 Delancey Road sets the typical for renewed Federal-design architecture in the posh Rittenhouse community. Individuals pondering how a four-tale, Civil War-period townhouse can dazzle with up to date updates, such as an electric powered car charger and curbless showers, require to encounter this virtually 4,700-sq.-foot accomplishment.

“A extremely respected developer modernized this household by carrying out a renovation specific to it,” points out Megan Nicoletti, the property’s co-listing agent. “Every area has been modified for luxury—it’s move-in all set. Craftsmanship has been put in each solitary corner of this property. A large amount of element and care went into it.” She and Kristin Daly, founder and proprietor of Philly Luxurious By The Daly Group and crew chief say they were being around the moon to signify this prized piece of American record, boasting five bedrooms and five loos with a wider-than-envisioned format and myriad outsized home windows. “It’s the very first time I have seen a completely renovated home in the 1800 block,” Daly describes. “And it is the very best spot for a solitary-relatives residence in this town.”


Mary Curtis Bok, who established the Curtis Institute of Music, was the home’s authentic proprietor and her impact can be observed suitable at the entrance. “The door knocker is a stringed instrument,” Daly describes. Just inside the vestibule, on the other hand, is exactly where the majesty takes maintain. “The particulars on the very first floor that have been preserved are outstanding: the primary crown mouldings, the hand-laid harlequin marble flooring and primary marble fireplaces, the woodwork in excellent issue,” she says. “When I very first walked in I felt like I was transported to Bond Road in London.”

Nicoletti provides: “My favorite house is the grand entry. It prospects back again to a place with a wonderful crystal chandelier. I picture this is exactly where the house owners would host an exclusive collecting. Th en they would lead visitors up the marble actions to an amusement area with its possess bar.”

The next flooring presents a rational movement, starting with a breathtaking kitchen area showcasing Wolf appliances and crisp white cabinetry. “The developer selected leading designer Joanne Hudson to reimagine the kitchen area and she personalized it in a way that compliments its general overall look and brings a heat, welcoming, but luxurious, working experience,” Nicoletti clarifies. Adjoining the room is a breakfast location with a wander-out balcony, eating room and a spouse and children space. The bedrooms and renovated loos can be uncovered on the third and fourth flooring, although a finished basement/two-car or truck garage underground awaits its up coming owner’s intention. There is also this reward amenity: the Rittenhouse life style, which gives the ideal dining places, shops, museums, stately parks and more in strolling distance, but also everyday living on a road identified for its communal truly feel. $4.5 million, Kristin Daly, 267.266.8629, dalyluxuryhomes.com