1830 Rittenhouse Sq. Condos

1830 Rittenhouse Sq. Philadelphia, PA 19103

Known simply by Philadelphians as "1830", the condominium building sits on the south of Rittenhouse Square and is the first high rise to appear on the Square back in the mid-1920s. Originally an apartment building- this Beaux Art styled building is hailed as one of the finest examples of pre-war architecture amongst the condo set here in Philadelphia. The condos at 1830 Rittenhouse are unique in the fact that very few of the condos in the building are alike. Few know is that there are two penthouse units, and both are only accessible by taking the elevator to the 18th floor, then walking up a flight of stairs. The penthouse level was the maid's quarters/apartments for the "help" when built, and 1830 is the last remaining condominium building in town that has elevator attendants. The condos range in size from 1000 sq ft one-bedroom units to entire floor condos, which are over 5000 Sq—Ft. I believe there may even be a few bi-level condos in the building, but I am pulling that from a shaded memory from years ago. The condos at 1830 Rittenhouse do not offer parking, but other options around Rittenhouse Sq. do exist. The doormen at 1830 are nothing short of kind and helpful. I have sold a few units in this groovy pre-war condo building with lots of cache and some terrific views of Rittenhouse Square.

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1830 is what I would call a "destination" condo building. I have had more than one buyer in my career wait for a condo in the building to become available. 1830 Rittenhouse sits on the south side of Rittenhouse Sq. and is the "grande dame" of the pre-war condo set here in Center City. Built-in the early 1920s, "1830" was the first high rise to be built on Rittenhouse Sq. and retains its crown as the condo building with the most "cache" to Philadelphians. Almost anyone I speak with who knows Rittenhouse Square knows of 1830. Of the total of only 41 units in the building, rarely will you find two condos at 1830 that are identical. Many units have been combined and split with neighboring condos. There is even a bi-level condo in the building if I recall correctly.

Condos that face the Square are going to sell at a premium price, and generally, they are the largest condos in the building. Not uncommon to find a "full floor" condominium unit at 1830 either. What I find interesting is the fact that no one lives on the 18th floor as it is used for residents' storage. 1830 is nothing short of a beautiful building and managed by the best (David Fineman) management company in town. Condo fees are not cheap, and neither are the condos. 1830 houses no pool, no gym, and no parking. And that is not a problem for resale at 1830.

I have sold six units of the forty-one units in the building in my career.