Nothing bland about these million-dollar Philly condos

1830-34 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 6A

Condos have plenty of things to recommend them: no-worry maintenance and amenities like pools, gyms, other concierge-level services, and doormen. Sometimes, though, the design of the individual units can be a bit blah. Occasionally they can look like cookie-cutter versions of new homes, with plain walls and methodical layouts. These multimillion-dollar units in Center City, where sophisticated design takes center stage, are exactly the opposite. Here, colors pop to a new level.

1706 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 601 
$4,900,000 
Monthly taxes: $388 
Tell me all about it: When you step off the elevator, you are greeted with a vibrant private vestibule in this three-bedroom condo. We love the terra cotta color there, and the palette that follows throughout the 4,166-square-foot home. There are calming blue bedrooms, buttery yellow living spaces, and a lavender bathroom. The jewel-like kitchen tilework is an added splash.

440 S. Broad St., Unit 2008 
$3,690,000
Monthly taxes: $3,967 
Tell me all about it: This three-bedroom unit is proof that even within a neutral color palette, there is room for creativity. We love the metallic and the textured wall treatments throughout this home. The dramatic tray ceiling entryway offers a pop of color and warmth. Even the ceilings take on rich tones in the 5,100-square-foot property. The office features custom Venetian plaster walls, too.

1830-34 Rittenhouse Square, Unit 6A 
$3,400,000
Monthly taxes: unavailable 
Tell me all about it: It is tough to find a single wall in this nearly 4,000-square-foot unit that doesn’t feature color or print. From wallpaper to tiling (on walls and on floors) and carpets, color features prominently in this three-bedroom home. We are gaga for the handsome green library and the leafy green wallpaper in the kitchen.

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