237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

Philadelphia, PA 19103

1/2 Bath
4,925 Sq. Ft.
$1,350 / Sq. Ft.
Sq. Ft.
per Sq. Ft.


Discover the epitome of Rittenhouse Square elegance in this incomparable five-bedroom, six-and-a-half- bathroom residence combining prewar grandeur with contemporary convenience at The Barclay, a revered full-service condominium.
Spanning nearly 5,000 square feet, this regal home welcomes grand galas and serene daily life with equal ease thanks to a flexible layout (as lauded in Architectural Digest) filled with numerous living spaces and luxurious bedroom suites. Ceilings soar over inlaid and herringbone
...Discover the epitome of Rittenhouse Square elegance in this incomparable five-bedroom, six-and-a-half- bathroom residence combining prewar grandeur with contemporary convenience at The Barclay, a revered full-service condominium.
Spanning nearly 5,000 square feet, this regal home welcomes grand galas and serene daily life with equal ease thanks to a flexible layout (as lauded in Architectural Digest) filled with numerous living spaces and luxurious bedroom suites. Ceilings soar over inlaid and herringbone hardwood floors, exceptional millwork, designer lighting and oversized windows on all four exposures. A gracious foyer and long entry gallery make a dramatic first impression with bold lanterns and generous proportions, while convenient coat closets and a chic powder room nod to the thoughtful details found throughout the sophisticated home.
Ahead, spectacular Rittenhouse Square views lure you into a spacious formal living room filled with lovely custom cabinetry and a fireplace. Plan your next lavish gathering in the adjacent formal dining room, an exquisite space wrapped in classic built-ins, designer window and wall coverings, and historic architectural views. Two majestic archways create a seamless flow to a second living space perfect for a music room or library.
The chef's kitchen is sure to become a favorite gathering place thanks to its verdant park vistas, spacious breakfast area and rich, warm finishes. Custom Joanne Hudson cabinetry is trimmed with granite counters, basketweave tile backsplashes and under-cabinet lighting, while a massive center island welcomes casual meals and conversation. Cooking is a joy with a fleet of upscale stainless steel appliances, including a Sub-Zero refrigerator, a vented gas range, wall ovens, a warming drawer, two dishwashers and a built-in microwave. Off the kitchen, a guest suite with an attached bathroom, closet, private entrance and tree-top views of the Square works equally well as a private den or cozy media lounge.
Past the entry foyer, double doors reveal an exceptionally private bedroom wing. Discover a palatial owner's retreat that begins with a large private sitting room. Sleep soundly in the carpeted primary bedroom and enjoy the convenience of two separate bathrooms, including one with a soaking tub and shower. Rows of closets, a walk-in and a large dressing room tame even the most substantial wardrobes in this sophisticated suite. Completing the bedroom wing are three secondary suites with private baths and roomy closets, including one transformed into a stately office with a wall of custom bookshelves and a built-in desk.
The home's service entry is beautifully planned with an expansive storage unit, a large laundry room with rows of cabinets, another closet and a wine refrigerator. A small fifth bedroom suite opens to the bedroom wing and the service hall, making it ideal as a secondary home office or staff room.. Central HVAC, complementary to the building’s efficient radiant heating, and integrated speakers add comfort to this flawless, move-in ready Rittenhouse Square sanctuary.
Welcome to The Barclay, an iconic neo-Adam brick and limestone landmark built in 1928 by architect J.E.R. Carpenter, best known for his work on the Empire State Building and elite Park Avenue residences in New York. The Barclay served as an upscale hotel until 1982 and was converted to condominium use in 1999. Today, residents of the pet-friendly building enjoy a regal lobby, concierge/doorman service, on-site management, a fitness center, access to a chauffeur-driven Mercedes S-class and Stephen Starr's Barclay Prime steakhouse on the ground floor.
From this outstanding Rittenhouse Square location, you're surrounded by the centerpiece park and renowned Center City shopping, dining and nightlife, and Philadelphia's best historic sites, museums and cultural institutions are all within easy reach.

Listing Agents

  1. Sean Kaplan

    Sean Kaplan

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Property Details for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

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Fee Simple
Condo Coop Association
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LISTING UPDATED: 05/18/2024 03:23 PM

Property Details for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

MLS #PAPH2317460
Days on Market141
Taxes$38,343 / year
HOA Fees-
Condo/Co-op Fees$3,787 / month
Compass TypeCondo
MLS TypeResidential / Fee Simple
Year Built1929
CountyPhiladelphia County


The Barclay

22 StoriesBuilt in 1929


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Building Information for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

Building/ComplexThe BarclayFloor-Stories22Residences-Pet PolicyAllowedYear Built1929

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Property Information for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

  • School District County ID: 300200397108
  • SchoolDistrictSource: Listing Agent
  • MLS Area: 19103 (19103)
Waterfront / Water Access
Waterfront / Water Access
  • Water View: No
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Oriented: No
  • Navigable Water: No
  • Tidal Water: No
  • Riparian Rights Y/N: No
Association / Community Info
Association / Community Info
  • Condo Coop Name: Barcay/CAMCO
  • Condo Coop Phone: 215-546-7566
  • HOA Condo Coop Fee Includes: Common Area Maintenance, Ext Bldg Maint, Management, Sewer, Snow Removal, Trash, Water
  • HOA Condo Coop Amenities: Concierge, Elevator, Fitness Center, Other
  • Senior Community: No
  • Capital Contribution Amount: $7,574
  • Type of Condo: Condo/Coop Association
Taxes and Assessment
Taxes and Assessment
  • Tax Year: 2023
  • Tax Assessed Value: $2,739,200
  • Year Assessed: 2023
  • Improvement Assessed Value: $2,465,300
  • City Town Tax: $17,303
  • Land Assessed Value: $273,900
  • Zoning: RMX3
  • School Tax: $21,039
  • Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N: Yes
  • TaxDataUpdatedYN: Yes
Lease Information
Lease Information
  • Pets Allowed: Yes
  • Pet Restrictions: Number Limit, Case by Case Basis
  • # Bedrooms Count Main Level: 5
  • # Bathrooms Count Main Level: 7
  • # Bathrooms Full Main Level: 6
  • # Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Stories: Main
Building Info
Building Info
  • Total Finished SQFT: 4,925.00
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Total SQFT: 4,925.00
  • Total SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Construction Materials: Masonry
  • Wall and Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Flooring Type: Wood
  • Room and Floor: Bedrooms-Main Level-1, Bedrooms-Main Level-2, Bedrooms-Main Level-3, Bedrooms-Main Level-4, Bedrooms-Main Level-5, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-1, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-2, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-3, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-4, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-5, Bathrooms Full-Main Level-6, Bathrooms Half-Main Level-1
  • # Bathrooms Full: 6
  • # Bathrooms Half: 1
Lot / Land Information
Lot / Land Information
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 0.00 x 0.00
  • Lot Dimensions Source: Assessor
  • Parcel ID: 1426438
  • Additional Parcels: No
  • Type Of Parking: None
Interior Features
Interior Features
  • Interior Features: Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Elevator, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors, Wet/Dry Bar
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplaces Count: 2
  • Fireplace Features: Gas/Propane
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Dishwasher, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Accessibility Features: None
  • Door Features: Double Entry
  • Laundry Type: Washer In Unit, Has Laundry, Dryer In Unit
Exterior Features
Exterior Features
  • Pool: No Pool
  • Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Heating: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Type: Radiant
  • Heating Fuel: Other
  • Hot Water: Other
  • Water Source: Public
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
Confidential Data
Listing Office
  • List Agent AOR: Tri-County Suburban REALTORS

Property History for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

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Public Records for 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

Taxable ValueLand$273,900Additions$2,465,300Total$2,739,200
Tax Record2023$38,343 ($3,195 / month)
Home Facts
Beds4Total Finished SqFt4,925 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt4,925 SqFtStories1StyleCondominiumYear Built1930ZoningRMX3CountyPHILADELPHIAAPN88-8-8000-44Fireplace TypeHas Fireplace

Schools near 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC

This home is within Philadelphia City School District.
Public - K to 8
Public - 9 to 12
Public - 9 to 12
Public - 9 to 12
Greenfield Albert M School
PublicK to 8

Franklin Benjamin High School
Public9 to 12

Creative And Performing Arts
Public9 to 12

Academy At Palumbo
Public9 to 12

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237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC is a condo for sale in Philadelphia, PA 19103. This property was listed for sale on January 31, 2024 by Compass, it's currently listed at $6,650,000. It has been on the market for a total of 141 days and was last sold on December 15, 1999. This listing's school district is Philadelphia City School District. Nearby schools include Greenfield Albert M School, Franklin Benjamin High School and Creative And Performing Arts. 237 South 18th Street, Unit 5BC is a 5-bed, 6.5-bath, 4,925 sqft condo built in 1929.

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