Summer is in the city, and that means we're spending as much time outdoors as possible.
As an urban dweller, you shouldn't have to sacrifice nature for a prime piece of real estate, and these four houses won't make you. Whether you green your thumb or get your grill on, rooftop decks will get you outside and keep you there.
This impossibly charming condo in Washington Square West was featured on HGTV's "House Hunters," and it's not hard to see why. This two-bedroom offers stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and a shared rooftop deck with a breathtaking skyline view. The $279,900-condo was built in 1900 and offers unparalleled proximity to the city's best restaurants, nightlife and events.
This Bella Vista property gives views of the stadium and the Center City skyline — perfect for entertaining guests or just getting away from the street-level noise. At 2,638 square feet, it boasts three bedrooms, quartz countertops, natural hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings. At $995,000, homeowners also get the property's custom wine cellar and a one-car parking spot.
In one of the fastest growing neighborhoods, this new rehab is ready for anything with a double-decker rooftop, two parking spaces, a backyard and enormous living spaces. For $369,900, the heart of Fishtown will be steps away. But if you choose to stay home, relax in the marble-tiled master bathroom with marble shower walls and a double vanity. The 1,751-square-foot property has three bedrooms and a finished basement.
With five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, underground parking and a rooftop swimming pool, this Society Hill is a true stunner. This $6,888,000-home has more than 7,742 square feet of indoor and outdoor space, which includes an automated movie theater, an elevator that stops on all five floors, his and her's walk-in closets and "spa-like" master baths. If you head outdoors, your private deck boasts spectacular views of the skyline and Old City. Or stay inside in your temperature-controlled and irrigated greenhouse.