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WHETHER YOU’RE SET ON AN ADDRESS IN THE CITY OR THE NOT-SO-SLEEPY SUBURBS, THIS TRIO OF RESIDENCES IS TAKING AMENITIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Whether you’re set on an address in the city or the not-so-sleepy suburbs, this trio of residences is taking amenities to the next level.
Thanks to a multimilliondollar redevelopment phase, Candlebrook Properties has revamped this marquee address in King of Prussia. Says Neil Rubler, president and CEO of Candlebrook Properties, “251 Dekalb was designed to address all of the needs of today’s savvy renter, whether a young professional or a growing family.” The Stats: Studios and one- to three-bedrooms are available at this private gated residential community set on 26 acres and home to 641 apartments. The Design: Oversized floor-to-ceiling windows, European kitchens and baths from Porcelanosa, tons of closet space. The Perks: Outdoor saltwater pool (complete with cabanas and bocce courts), library lounge, Apple tech bar, community garden, free memberships to Sweat Fitness. The Icing: The region’s first complimentary La Colombe Coffee Bar. 251 W. Dekalb Pike., King of Prussia, 610-265-5251; 251dekalb.com
THE VERSAILLES PHILADELPHIA
Just footsteps from the city’s five-star restaurants and best boutiques, Versailles lives up to its opulent name. “In a market where everyone is building smaller, Versailles provides grander living spaces,” says Doug Jordan, managing partner at Alterra Property Group. The Stats: More than 100 units ranging from studios to three-bedrooms with 1,800 square feet. The Design: Built in 1920, the building maintains its historic design but with a modern twist thanks to Carrera marble
backsplashes and stainless steel Grohe fixtures. The Perks: Outdoor yoga studio, rooftop lounge with indoor/outdoor fireplace, media center, fitness center, and a rooftop dog run. The Icing: Kids have their own place to keep busy at Versailles’s Treehouse playroom. 1530 Locust St., 267-5483274; versaillesphilly.com
CANVAS VALLEY FORGE
This isn’t your grandparent’s retirement community. Opening this fall, the 55-and-over crowd can enjoy millennial-minded perks that cater to their busy lifestyle. ““The energy and support behind this project has confirmed that we are helping to fulfill an existing, and growing, need in the local housing market,” says Mike Henehan, senior vice president, Bozzuto Development Company. The Stats: This well-manicured property features one-and two-bedroom apartments. The Design: Finishings include quartz countertops, stainless steel GE appliances, and wood-grain textured flooring throughout each apartment. Outside there’s a dog park and community garden. The Perks: A grab-and-go fresh market, library, personal nutritionists, golf groups, afternoon teas. The Icing: Handymen (and women) can hang in the workshop studio, stocked with power and shop tools. 101 Bryce Lane, King of Prussia, 844-779-1150; bozzuto.com
“IN A MARKET WHERE EVERYONE IS BUILDING SMALLER, VERSAILLES PROVIDES GRANDER LIVING SPACES.” — doug jordan
above: 251 Dekalb looks a lot like living spaces in the 215 thanks to modern interiors, a cabana- lined pool, and the region’s first La Colombe Coffee Bar.
No blank canvas here: Canvas Valley Forge caters to the over- 55 crowd with countless amenities.
The outside is just as inviting as the inside at Canvas, where a community garden keeps residents busy.
Residents can gather at Versailles’s cool rooftop kitchen for cocktails or dinner parties.