Luxury Apartment Home Community, 1909 Rittenhouse, coming to Philadelphia’s Rittenhouse Square

  • July 5, 2022
  • Jenna Lefever

Prestigious rental residences and amenities will debut on lower levels of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square

Southern Land Company (SLC), a national real estate developer of award-winning mixed-use developments and master-planned communities, has announced 1909 Rittenhouse, a premier apartment home community at 1909 Walnut Street, nestled comfortably beneath the condominiums at The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia’s tallest luxury residential tower. Pre-leasing for the apartment homes will begin in August and move-ins are slated to begin November.

With its own primary entrance separate from the condos at The Laurel, this apartment home community directly on Rittenhouse Square—Center City’s most exclusive neighborhood—offers a comparable, yet uniquely prestigious lifestyle to its upstairs companion, complete with its own identity well suited for insightful Philadelphia locals and relocating professionals. Located on floors three through 25, 1909 Rittenhouse consists of 184 rental residences with a variety of studio, one- and two-bedroom floor plans ranging from 550 to 1,375 square feet. To address the unique tastes of prospective residents, each floor plan is available in two different market-leading finish schemes.

“These luxury apartment homes within the lower floors of The Laurel Rittenhouse Square will display an equal, yet distinctive level of style and grandeur complementary to the condos and penthouses situated above them,” said Brian Emmons, Vice President, Southern Land Company. “From comfortable studios to two-bedroom corner homes facing the park, the collection of incredible floor plans and finish schemes will accommodate a variety of residents. We are excited to starting touring potential residents soon.”

1909 Rittenhouse’s robust, upper echelon amenity and service offerings will meet the distinct personalities and needs of each resident. In addition to valet parking, an elegant lobby with a 24-hour concierge and lobby bar, and climate-controlled­ storage for grocery deliveries, residents will enjoy a fourth-floor hospitality bar and terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square, a state-of-the-art fitness center and accompanying yoga and cycling studios, a club room with a chef-inspired kitchen, and a business center with dedicated meeting rooms. Additionally, residents will have access to a golf simulator, dog spa, outdoor rooftop pool with cabanas, summer kitchen, and gas grills.

The building also includes 44,000 square feet of high-end restaurant and retail space on the first three floors, which will offer world-class dining with the addition of a new restaurant concept from Schulson Collective, and the best in health and wellness with Philadelphia’s first Equinox, the global luxury fitness and high-performance lifestyle leader.

As the tower is directly across the street from Rittenhouse Square Park, residents will be able to enjoy the beautifully designed public green space and easily walk to countless high-end restaurants, shops, and businesses in the neighborhood.

The Laurel Rittenhouse Square, which occupies the uppermost floors (27 to 48) of the high-rise, offers luxury condos and full-floor penthouses for sale, with prices starting at $2.5 million.

SLC’s first Philadelphia project was 3601 Market Street, a 28-story multifamily tower that opened in 2015 and the company sold in 2018. SLC continues to see the potential for additional upscale mixed-use projects as it prepares for construction to begin at its upcoming mixed-use development three blocks from The Laurel at 1620 Sansom Street. Additionally, SLC is in the early planning stages of another mixed-use development at 5th and Spring Garden streets.

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