Traveling floor-to-floor the easy way, with a home elevator

2138 Race St., Philadelphia

You can boast all you want about your private pool, your in-home theater, or your private tennis courts. If you’re still schlepping up and down the stairs, you don’t know what you’re missing. These three million-dollar-plus homes in Philadelphia boast their own private elevators, among other luxuries.

2138 Race St.
Monthly taxes: $2,165
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom home in Kings Court can provide what almost everyone wants: direct delivery from your car to your bed at the end of the day. The property features an elevator connecting the private garage on the home’s lower level to the three other floors. It’s easy to imagine coming home and going straight to the master suite, which boasts a private balcony and a dressing room with its own beverage refrigerator. If you ever make it to the two other floors, they’re also pretty grand.

622 N. Bodine St.
Monthly taxes: $1,607 (tax abatement pending)
Tell me all about it: This four-bedroom home is recently constructed and features 4,600 square feet of living space. The property boasts four decks and a two-car garage, all of which are serviced by the private elevator. The home also is controlled by smart technology. We love the master suite, which includes an enormous soaking tub and its own private deck.

309 S. Third St.
Monthly taxes: $2,931
Tell me all about it: This Society Hill mansion was built in 1918, and while it features a federal style, it also boasts entirely modern amenities including a private elevator. We love the marble baths and custom, designer kitchen. The lower-level wet bar is a dream, and the home also features a greenhouse and a lovely courtyard. The hallway mural was painted by a one-time White House muralist, which gives you some serious cachet.

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