Introducing the Lyndon’s Final Penthouse


This device, which completes the household conversion job, characteristics a wraparound terrace with great skyline and sunset views.

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Visualize sitting down right here and viewing the sunset above the Centre Town skyline. Now prevent imagining: the penthouse condominium attached to this terrace at the Lyndon at the Curtis is accessible for hire. | Photos courtesy Keystone Assets Group except if not noted

When Keystone Home Group acquired The Curtis in 2014, business founder and CEO Bill Glazer had an epiphany the instant he laid his eyes on the Desire Back garden mosaic in its main lobby.

“We came in, we seemed at this, and we mentioned, ‘Wow, that is an artwork-museum-excellent piece,’” he claims.

And as his staff explored the developing and realized additional about its historical past, he recognized that Keystone was about to acquire a historic gem.

“The Curtis has such a prosperous tapestry of record that we could weave much more tales listed here than episodes of a Netflix mini-series,” he continues.

And over the seven a long time considering the fact that then, the corporation has been transforming the former headquarters of The Curtis Publishing Enterprise from a big place of work building into a blended-use business/household/retail construction, trying to keep one eye focused on its previous as it developed for its long run.

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“The Aspiration Backyard,” by Maxfield Parrish and Louis Comfort and ease Tiffany, graces The Curtis’ Sixth Street foyer, which doubles as the entrance to The Lyndon. | Picture: Jared Brey

Glazer by now realized one thing about the building’s background apart from getting the location from which tens of millions of copies of The Saturday Evening Put up, the Ladies’ Home Journal, Jack and Jill, American Home and other titles issued. He realized, for instance, that the mural he stood in front of on that 2014 check out experienced practically been taken out from the setting up in 1998 by on line casino mogul and University of Pennsylvania alumnus Steve Wynn. The struggle to preserve the Maxfield Parrish-Louis Consolation Tiffany do the job led to its becoming a museum piece literally: the Pennsylvania Academy of the Great Arts obtained it with income donated by The Pew Charitable Trusts following a protracted authorized struggle. (Keystone fixed the mural immediately after a building accident linked to the apartment conversion ruined it.)

The vision Glazer made for The Curtis soon after Keystone acquired it was a refined a person. Previously this summertime, as he prepared to clearly show me the remaining piece of the Curtis’ transformation, he stated, “This has to be a bespoke, tailored healthy for a narrow band of clientele that would respect the heritage, appreciate the artwork, and value what we’re about to demonstrate you.”

And what Glazer and Stonehenge Advisors Leasing Director Jennifer Ballard confirmed me was this:

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Dwelling-eating area of penthouse condominium

This apartment on the northwest corner of the Curtis’ 11th floor is the past penthouse unit in the household component of the developing, Lyndon at the Curtis.

Contrary to the new construction bi-level penthouses on the east facet of the 11th ground, this device was component of the unique building, which was developed in sections above 17 many years from 1910 to 1927. This portion of the major household flooring is set considerably plenty of back from the building cornice line to be invisible from the avenue, even from a block away.

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Kitchen area of the penthouse apartment

Even though the Lyndon’s other residences are all located on the east side of the floors under this just one, the total 11th ground was supplied about to residences. The south-side models were finished initial, and ending touches keep on being to be put on some sixth-flooring models, but this penthouse marks the official completion of the Lyndon. It and the rest of the 11th floor beyond the  east aspect had been section of a 2nd stage of development for the Lyndon. “We had these types of achievement with the very first establish that we made the decision to do this,” Glazer states.


The terrace, which is elevated a number of steps previously mentioned the apartment’s interior, extends to the principal bed room as properly

Due to the fact of the setback, it has a wraparound terrace with views to the north, northwest and west. Fans of sunsets will want to get in the check out of the sunset about the Heart Metropolis skyline, which one particular can see from this balcony. Unless just one rents a higher-flooring west-struggling with unit at the nearby St. James, there is no greater perspective of the sunset over Heart Metropolis than this one.

And that will remain accurate even if Toll Brothers gets about to making that condominium tower it introduced it would create on Jewelers’ Row, just to the west of the Curtis. This penthouse is aligned with the north facet of the 700 block of Sansom Street, so that tower, currently a gap in the ground, will not block the see.

Its inside style and design maintains the building’s classical lines and model. Like P.J. Clarke’s restaurant and bar off the Sixth Avenue foyer, it seems to be as while it has been listed here because the making opened, but it is all manufacturer new.

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The amenity-ground club area has a library-like atmosphere and a demonstration kitchen on the other side of the hearth

The completion of the task also signifies that all of the amenity spaces are total and in use. Now that the pandemic limits have eased, Ballard says that Stonehenge, which took more than residence administration from Scully Firm in 2018, has resumed actively organizing and holding events for inhabitants.

“We had an celebration every three months, but through the final 12 months, that stopped,” she says. “With every little thing opening back again up, the citizens are nervous to [come to the events] again.

“This is the only constructing I have at any time managed where by every single resident demonstrates up” for regular social several hours, she carries on. “They all want name tags for the reason that they want to know who’s in what unit. They want to know their neighbors. They want to know their local community.”

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The physical fitness center on the amenity floor the floor also has a board space for conferences, a billiard room, a non-public dining home, a screening space, a doggy spa and a golfing simulator

(They will nonetheless be able to do so even just after the not long ago introduced city requirement that people today put on masks in indoor accumulating areas. They’ll just have to mask up, that’s all.)

If that form of condominium daily life appeals to you, you can get it together with attractive sunsets on the terrace by leasing this 1,755-sq.-foot device with two bedrooms, two and a 50 % baths, and an 800-sq.-foot wraparound terrace. Stop by the Lyndon web site or make contact with the leasing place of work at 855-809-7727 for data about rents.

And if the penthouse is a little abundant for your blood, or if you did not get to it prior to it obtained leased, all those other unfinished units are also coming on line this summertime. They have good views of Independence Square.