Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Want to buy Chase Utley's condo?

Chase Utley is moving on up.

Want to buy Chase Utley's condo?

Chase and Jen Utley at their annual Casino Night event. (Steven M Falk / Staff Photographer)
Chase and Jen Utley at their annual Casino Night event. (Steven M Falk / Staff Photographer)

Phillies second baseman Chase Utley and philanthropist wife Jen are moving on from their Center City condo at the Ayer, a gorgeous building on Washington Square with a gold, ornate door. The penthouse place is three floors, including arched windows, walk-in closets, a wine storage unit and two guest rooms. Fancy!

The Utleys bought the condo in 2008 for $4.19 million.

The Utley household expanded in 2011 when they welcomed first child, Benjamin Cooper Utley. Could the move mean more little Utleys on the way?

Asking price? $4.3 million. And that doesn't include the $4,000 per month condo fees. The apartment is listed by Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty. (The interior design, featured in the pics, by the way, is by Gregory Augustine.)

But that high asking price is worth it. The pictures on the blog are truly must-see the apartment is beautiful. Check out the description:

High atop the Ayer building, this rare tri-plex penthouse is a sleek haven in the sky, where unobstructed city views and designer finishes combine to create one of the finest residences in the city. The entire living space was architect-designed and is dramatic yet comfortable, able to accommodate the most private of owners or those who enjoy entertaining. Dramatic arched windows to the south and west afford hours of sunlit warmth. A calming, contemporary palette of grays and blues and many custom design elements, including superb lighting, audio and Crestron systems, allow the owner to create a living environment to fit one's mood and mindset. An expanded Bulthaup kitchen with a large island, Miele and Sub-Zero, including a full-size wine storage unit, opens to the main living space with a step-up formal dining room with terrace just beyond. An exquisite table, lit by a smoky quartz chandelier, was made to fit the room and is included. A study, made private with pocket doors, is on the other side of the kitchen. Reached by a custom-crafted stairwell with walnut treads and walls finished in Blue de Savoie marble, the lower level is designed for entertaining and relaxation. The media or second living room is served by a specially designed, "smoked oak" wet bar with Sub-Zero wine chiller, refrigerator and freezer drawers, Fisher-Paykel drawer dishwasher, ample storage and stainless counter and backsplash. Two en suite guest rooms are on this level, with one accessing a terrace. Reachable by stairs or private elevator, the top floor is where a cleverly designed main suite overlooks the main living room via a wall of glass. Two walk-in closets and a modern luxury bath complete this space. There is an additional en suite bedroom and a large laundry room on this floor. All windows in the home are outfitted with motorized window treatments with sun-shade and room darkening options. Two valet parking spaces and two storage rooms are included with your purchase as well as the 24 hour concierge and doorman services of the Ayer, fitness room and chauffeur driven BMW.

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h/t Center City Team

Inquirer Staff Writer
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