The phrase "Million Dollar Listing" evokes — thanks to Bravo's reality TV show — images of lavish Hollywood mansions, complete with infinity pools, heated driveways and luxurious closet space for the ultra-wealthy. Dropping seven figures in Philly, on the other hand, gets you something very different.
Whether its a swanky penthouse with Rittenhouse Square views, a Chestnut Hill Victorian or an ultra-modern rowhome in Fishtown, here's what a million bucks (and more) looks like:
Relive America's history in this circa-1814 Federal style Society Hill mansion. With five bedrooms and seven bathrooms priced at $5.75 million, no expense has been spared. The house opens into a grand entryway and hallway, complete with original works of art by White House muralist Zuber & Cie. In formal living and dining rooms, you'll find antique crystal chandeliers and gas-burning fireplaces. The master suite is on the second floor, complete with his and her walk-in closets, a fireplace and luxuriously modern white marble bathroom. Need the full spa treatment? There's a sauna and gym on the lower level.
On the fourth floor, take in spectacular city skyline and bridge views, mix up cocktails at a custom wet bar, stroll through the greenhouse or entertain guests in the media room.
Get a feel for the suburbs with all the convenience of city life in this Bustleton home, tucked away on a remote cul de sac.
This four-bedroom, three-and-a-half bath home listed for $1.2 million features a 20-foot-by-40-foot in-ground pool with Roman steps, a pool bar and patio and stunning landscaping surrounding your oasis outside, and a finished basement with a wet bar and 1,000-bottle wine cellar hidden behind a bank vault door in the basement.
This one-of-a-kind space in Olde Kensington will definitely challenge your interior decorating skills. Once a photography studio for luxury cars and theater (and is listed as a residence/studio), this loft-style property has one bedroom, tons of outdoor space and plenty of room for your vision.
Listed for $1.3 million, the property also features heated floors, parking space and a secluded retreat to get those creative juices flowing.
If the Art Museum area is more your style, opt for this unique converted historic carriage house circa 1886 with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, listed for $1.4 million. Top features include parking for three vehicles, a top-of-the-line security system with video intercom, a cook's kitchen with a wine refrigerator and high-end stainless steel appliances and a luxurious master bathroom with a free-standing porcelain tub, rainfall shower and marble floors with a sparkling gem motif.
Bring guests to the rooftop deck, where you can take in Center City views or hang by the wet bar and wine refrigerator. Or entertain a dinner party in the dining and living rooms, decked out with an antique chandelier, a gas fireplace and a custom entertainment center.