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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.

Philadelphia Style - - Contents - BY SARAH SOWDEN

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.

251 DEKALB

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.

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