By Greg Argos
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Up the elevator, to the top residences at Ritz Carlton, sits the 8600 square foot penthouse suite.
“Welcome to the privileged space,” said the Vice President of Sales Gary Greenip. With wall to ceiling windows, two expansive private roofdecks and a blank canvas to do what you want with it, it’s easy to see why Greenip says this is one of the most unique spaces in all of Philadelphia.
“Someone is going to bring an architect and interior designer in and they’re going to have a ball,” he said. “This is something that’s going to be in Architectural Digest.”
However, it comes with a price tag of $14 million. Right now, that is double the amount of the city’s second most expensive home. For the right person though, it may actually be a steal.
“In New York, I would say this space would be $80-90 million,” Greenip said. “Somebody in New York would clearly be in reverse sticker shock.”
What makes this property so unique is all of the added benefits.
“You get all the perks of the Ritz-Carlton, like your own Bentley and Chauffeur,” said Greenip.
There’s the 7,000 square foot gym overlooking City Hall, with Olympic length lap pool. There’s 24-hour concierge service, a great view of the CBS 3 Studios and even a personal chef.
“You want to be a guest in your own home, they will do that,” Greenip said. “They’ll bring the food over. They’ll prepare it. You’ll enjoy dinner with friends. They’ll clean up afterwards and leave and you can act like you were a guest. Many folks feel like they’ve checked into a hotel they don’t have to check out of.”
That’s perhaps the feel someone paying $14 million wants.