Such an iconic location demanded that we design something beautiful and timeless that the people of Philadelphia could be proud of.
Clara Wineberg, Principal, SCB Architects
Designed by the internationally renowned Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) of Chicago and San Francisco, The Laurel soars to the pinnacle of Philadelphia’s skyline in a strikingly modern architectural statement. Solidly rooted in Philadelphia’s brick-and-stone traditions, the building’s pedestal forms a welcoming streetscape of carefully curated restaurants and retailers. The slender glass tower ascends 48 stories above the final parcel of land on historic Rittenhouse Square, reserving its uppermost floors for a private realm of exclusive condominium residences, lavish amenities and inspiring views.
While the luxury tower residences will feature a secure, private entrance and fully-serviced lobby, all of the fine dining, high-end shopping, world-class arts and cultural scene, and energy of Center City are right downstairs. Ground floor retail and dining provide added convenience.
The graceful ambiance of The Laurel is being created by ForrestPerkins, award-winning interior design studio of the global architecture and design firm, Perkins Eastman. Recognizing that luxury is in the details, the firm’s inspired selection of finishes, features, lighting and artwork sustain an artful balance of the classic and contemporary – from the impressive, two-story lobby to stunning club level amenities overlooking the city from the 26th floor.
The main amenity spaces were designed to create unique experiences, and the private residents’ club on the 26th floor was designed as a peaceful retreat from the city below.
John Lahey, Principal, SCB
The Laurel presents a lifestyle worthy of this final new luxury high-rise opportunity on historic Rittenhouse Square. The carefree condominium lifestyle starts with a private entry where a doorman and concierge welcome you home.
Each day dawns with endless opportunities to indulge in the finest shopping, dining, culture and recreation that downtown Philadelphia has to offer – much of it steps from your luxurious new condominium residence on legendary Rittenhouse Row.
Enjoy a morning swim in the heated indoor pool or stretch in the yoga studio. Stroll to dinner in the neighborhood. Be chauffeured to a show in The Laurel’s private town car. Host a catered gathering of family and friends in the elegant, 26th floor lounge overlooking Rittenhouse Square. Whatever your pleasure, The Laurel opens life to new horizons.
Taking luxury to even greater heights The Laurel has joined forces with Wheels Up to offer membership options that provide our residents with exclusive access to private aviation services, while also providing once-in-a-lifetime experiences on the ground.
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24/7 concierge and valet parking is just the beginning.
Southern Land’s vision for this project set the tone for a noble and elegant tower that would offer a new residential experience for city dwellers. The sun-filled units feature expansive wraparound windows and sliding glass doors, which provide residents with incredible views of Philadelphia.
Clara Wineberg, Principal, SCB
Designed to inspire, The Laurel’s expansive corner condominium homes include Sky Residences, Estate Residences and full-floor, customizable Penthouses ranging from more than 1,700 to nearly 9,000 square feet. Each fulfills a vision for the ultimate in contemporary condominium living.
Secure access elevators rise to the private foyers of residences on the 27th through 48th floors. Dramatic corner residences feature soaring 10-to-12-foot ceilings. Expansive wraparound windows and sliding glass doors frame panoramic city views from heights unmatched in Philadelphia.
Flow-through floorplans feature expansive Great Rooms. Gourmet, Euro-style kitchens flow into open living, dining and social areas. The finest finishes, features and appliances are complemented by the latest in smart home technology. Intimate owners suites, spacious balconies, and endless vistas set the stage for life without limits.
Complementing the luxurious tower residences is the 26th floor private residents’ club with indoor pool and spa, fitness facilities with Yoga/Flex studio and Flywheel® bikes, and an exclusive lounge with club bar and catering kitchen opening to a terrace overlooking Rittenhouse Square.
The quarter-floor Sky Residences range from 1750 to 2500 square feet and are located at each of the tower’s four corners. So every resident will be able to savor spectacular views in two directions.
The half-floor Estate Residences are the ultimate expression of luxury living in Center City, offering 3,895 to 4,915 square feet of impeccably designed living area. The expansive condominium homes offer multiple balconies allowing residents to enjoy glorious panoramic views at sunrise and sunset.
Southern Land Company was founded on the belief that real estate could, and should, be beautiful.
Tim Downey, Founder & CEO, Southern Land Company
Southern Land Company
The Laurel is presented by Southern Land Company, a national real estate developer headquartered in Nashville, TN, with regional offices in New York City and Denver, CO. Founded by CEO Tim Downey in 1986, the company upholds stringent standards for design and quality in their single-family, multifamily, mixed-use, and hospitality developments.
The fully-integrated company combines a comprehensive set of services spanning the entire development cycle, including planning, design, construction, and marketing. The holistic business model enhances innovation and long-term viability on which investors, residents, and partners can rely. The current project pipeline is valued at over $2 billion. To learn more visit .
Solomon Cordwell Buenz
SCB is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that practices nationally from offices in Chicago and San Francisco.
Since 1931, SCB has made a lasting impact on the nation’s skylines, campuses, and neighborhoods, helping clients across the country achieve their goals, serve their constituencies, and make their mark. To learn more, visit .
The design for this building respects the historic context, yet also reflects a modern approach. This duality can be seen in the transition between the materiality of the ground level streetscape and the residential glass tower above.
Clara Wineberg, Principal, SC
ForrestPerkins is an interior architecture and design firm with offices in Dallas, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C. A distinct design studio of the global architecture firm, Perkins Eastman, the firm specializes in luxury and landmark hotels, resorts, spas and multi-residential.
From inspiration to opening, from arrival to departure, ForrestPerkins designs take people on a journey and craft curated experiences that resonate on an emotional level. To learn more, visit forrestperkins.com.
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