Philadelphia is a city that’s well known for many things, such as: cheesesteaks, the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Rocky Balboa, saying “wooder”, and being the nation’s first capital…just to name a few. We’re also extremely well known for our sports fans. While some may say our fans are the most brash and abrasive in the business, I call those people ignorant. Our passion and loyalty are unparalleled, our knowledge and understanding is unmatched, and our boos (almost always deserved) are drowned out by our cheers.
Anyhow, back to the title of the post. As Philadelphians, how our city’s athletes perform on the field/court/ice is always our primary focus, however we’re certainly interested and intrigued by their “off-field” lives, as well. Three big names in Philadelphia sports all currently have their Center City condos on the market. And, those three names are….
Chase has his 4,500+ sq ft penthouse at The Ayer currently listed for over $4 million. The Ayer is a premier condo building that sits directly on Washington Square’s west side. This unit features 4 beds and 4.5 baths and state of the art finishes. It possesses home automation and audio systems, wine storage, multiple terraces, a media room, and an abundance of space. Two valet parking spaces and two additional storage units also come with the sale of this home. Needless to say, this is one cool space. The fact that Chase Utley will have been the previous owner is just icing on the cake.
Papelbon has his exclusive, full floor residence for sale at one of Philadelphia’s premier addresses, 1706 Rittenhouse. 1706, is a 31-story building where each floor is a single residence with private elevator access in the Rittenhouse neighborhood. The building is loaded with amenities, but the coolest feature, in my opinion, is the automated car retrieval system. With the push of a button, your car will be waiting for you when you get off of the elevator…pretty amazing! Jonathan’s condo is 4 beds 3.5 baths, just under 4,200 sq ft, and the asking price is $6.9M.
Connor just listed his brownstone condo in Rittenhouse 6 days ago for $1.25M. Barwin’s multi-level condo is one of 3 in this Philadelphia mansion that has since been subdivided. This unit features 2 beds, 2 full baths, and 2 half baths and is listed at just above 2,200 square feet. Connor’s pad really embraces colonial Philadelphia architecture. It has incorporated top of the line finishes and appliances while still preserving that historic feel. The basement of this condo (yes, there’s a basement!) is fully finished and houses a wooden bar that exudes the 1920s. It’s a really unique space and awesome for entertaining!
When a Philadelphia athlete lists their home for sale, the immediate reaction is they’re leaving town. However, in the case of these 3, they’re all still wearing the local uniform. There have been talks of moving both Chase and Papelbon, but they’re currently down in Clearwater prepping for the season as Phillies. Connor recently restructured his deal and is coming off of a Pro Bowl year, but the way Chip Kelly has been wheeling and dealing it doesn’t appear that any Eagle is guaranteed to be here next season.