Filed under: Estates
Looking for an unusual place to dwell? How about an adobe penthouse atop a landmark Philadelphia building?
Today's estate sits on top of The Touraine. Located in Rittenhouse Square, the Touraine was built in 1917 and has been revamped into a luxury building. Atop the building is this incredible bit of the Southwest designed by architect Adolph deRoy-Mark. The home is surrounded by large gardened terraces with city views.
A piece in The Bulletin last year offers more details about the home, including the fact that it has a basement, a foundation dug into the thick room. The home was built in 1981 and the terraces are covered with plants and tall Southwest style grasses. The owners have filled the home with antiques from around the world. The space itself is undeniably quirky but has a feel that really takes it far away from the urban landscape, until you notice that the wide window show skyscraper views. The property is a lease-hold estate property and is listed at $2.9 million.
Gallery: The Top Of The Touraine