Philadelphia Phillie Chase Utley’s Penthouse at The Ayer hit the MLS for sale back in October 2013 at an asking price of $4.3 million with condo fees in excess of 4k/month! Chase, and his wife Jennifer, purchased the condo in June of 2008 for $4.19 million (with a cool $1 mil down). Unable to find a buyer, the Utley’s recently listed the penthouse condo for rent with an asking price of $17,500/month.
Of course first, last and security are required! Scroll down for more pics of the interior! Check out the entire MLS listing here.
Now available for rent 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 individuals 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, 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 are included with your rental as well as the 24 hour concierge and doorman services of the Ayer. First, last and security deposit are required.
Frank L. DeFazio