On the Southwest corner of Rittenhouse Square, The Dorchester at Rittenhouse Condominiums is a perfectly placed location for Philadelphians to live. The condominium was built in 1963 by Milton I. Schwartz & Associates. This architect was involved in many known and currently existing Philadelphia projects from 1959 to 1974; including Center City One, 1500 Locust Street, and Park Towne Place. Milton Schwartz also made contributions to the Chicago skyline, as well as his hotel designs for the famous Las Vegas strip. 

The Dorchester sets itself apart from the rest of the many downtown Philadelphia apartments, and there are many reasons why. The architectural style is considered modernism, with its skyscraper appearance, L-shape, and concrete structure. This style was inspired by the famously historic London Dorchester, and was intentionally built to reflect the London building. The London Dorchester is known for its incredibly extensive history in England dating back to the 11th century, and for the high-profile guests who expect the “finer things in life.” 

The Dorchester floor plans fit any individual’s preferences, whether you are looking for a bigger space for your family or a more cozy unit for one. Luxury studios, one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom condos for sale and rent are available for your floor plan. Many of these units include a great deal of square footage for the city, large closets, balconies with a view, and a glorious open floor plan that has stunning natural light due to the sizeable windows. 

The amenities that The Dorchester offers are top-tier for the Philadelphia area. 

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The Amenities of the Dorchester

Stunning Rooftop Pool 

rittenhouse square gazeboThis elegant rooftop pool at the Dorchester offers its occupants a great swim, and an even better view of the city. Located on the Penthouse level of the building, this pool is described as an “elegant oasis” that allows those who want to sunbathe, swim, or mingle a place to feel that they are not in the middle of a busy city. 

Private Garage with Valet Services

Parking is one of the top amenities that renters seek, especially for urban areas. The Dorchester offers convenient valet services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week–which is sure to make city living easier. The parking garage is underground and exclusive for The Dorchester residents only. 

Modern Fitness Facility

The complete fitness center at The Dorchester makes your exercise routine a priority. With easy access that is conveniently located inside the building, this facility will save you time and overall gym expenses in the long run. The fitness center has comprehensive equipment, from elliptical machines to a range of free weights and bars to rowing machines. Squeezing a workout into your busy day could not be easier with this amenity.

Keyless Entry and 24/7 Desk Staff

Our keyless, modern entry system gives our residents peace of mind knowing that our entrances and elevators can only be accessed with an apartment key fob or code. Anyone entering the building must be signed in and approved, which adds to our overall security and privacy of The Dorchester. Additionally, front desk staff is present at all times and our doorman is available from the morning until midnight. Our staff is happy to help you with move-in, your mail delivery, finding your rideshare or catching a cab, and it will give you comfort knowing that your building is secure. 

In-House Laundry Services

While most of the larger apartment units have washers and dryers in their unit, the smaller floor plans still have access to our fully-equipped laundry room in the building. The new washers and dryers give residents the option to input their phone number or email into the machine, and receive a text once their clothes are done. These machines will allow you to manage your time around laundry day more efficiently, and you won’t have to wait around for hours for your clothes. 

Ideal Location in Rittenhouse Square

This easily recognizable building is located right across the street from the lush greenery and long walkways of Rittenhouse Square, and is surrounded by some of the best Philadelphia restaurants and shops. This lively area is an ideal place to live if you are looking into Rittenhouse Square condos or luxury condos for sale. 

The high end realtors at Maxwell Realty are happy to schedule a time for you to tour The Dorchester at 215-546-6000. 

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