Address: 1530 Locust Street
Neighborhood: Rittenhouse Square
Size: 143,000 square feet
Cost: $25 million
Client: Alterra Property Group
Awards: 2017 Philadelphia Preservation Alliance Grand Jury Award,
2017 NAHB Pillar Award - Best Repositioning of a Multifamily Asset
A historic residential high- rise constructed in 1920, the Versailles was completely renovated to restore its original grandeur. The apartments were rejuvenated and supplemented with luxury amenity spaces. The exterior limestone has been meticulously restored to its original elegance. The ornate metalwork in the lobby windows and the entrance canopy blend with the historic decorative exterior adding modern finesse to the building’s street presence. Versailles is rich with details that both embed the building in its history and set it apart as an example of modern luxury.
Mary McClenaghan, AIA, NCARB: Senior Project Manager and Construction Administrator with BartonPartners Architect Planners, Inc serving as Architect of Record; Eileen Tognini as Art Curator.