NEW YORK, NY - New York-based Candlebrook Properties, a leading owner operator of apartment properties throughout New York and New Jersey, is introducing a new level of luxury living to Philadelphia's King of Prussia suburb with the opening of 251 DEKALB, a luxury high rise of 641 apartments that will feature high-end finishes and amenities. The project is one of the largest redevelopment projects underway in the Philadelphia market. Apartments are available for occupancy this summer, and the property will be completed in phases throughout 2016.
"King of Prussia is an extraordinary hub of commercial and retail activity in the heart of Philadelphia's affluent Main Line, yet it currently lacks high-end rental apartment options," said Neil Rubler, CEO of Candlebrook Properties. "We're creating a new strata of luxury living in a market that demands it, and offering the highest standards of design to a city that is steeped in the tradition of its art and aesthetics."
251 DEKALB will feature an unparalleled array of amenities designed to cater to a discerning clientele. Residents will enjoy 24/7 concierge services, along with access to the 251 Club™ , including a fitness center by wellness company Technogym™, a global provider of ultra-luxury wellness training equipment renowned for its dedication to both functionality and high-design. The 251 Club™ will also feature a library lounge, curated art displays, a new pool with sundeck and BBQ, bocce ball courts, and a dog park for pet-loving residents. Kidville, named 'best of' by New York Magazine, will use a decade of experience providing premium children's enrichment classes and birthday parties to design a custom play space for children.
All residences will feature top-of-the-line finishes and fixtures including wide plank floors, modern European open kitchens with custom fixtures, cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, along with European contemporary baths, in-unit washer/dryers, and floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing unparalleled views of Upper Merion and the Main Line. Catering to today's tech-savvy consumer, the property will offer an array of cutting-edge accommodations, including free Wi-Fi in all apartments, custom designed "tech bars", and Kevo™ Bluetooth-controlled apartment locks, enabling access to your residence via mobile app.
Candlebrook has assembled an award-winning team to execute its vision for 251 DEKALB, the company's first Pennsylvania venture. Renowned design firm Varenhorst Architects, led by Stephen Varenhorst, is the architect of record. His firm has successfully executed the creative design of other noteworthy residential and commercial projects including the 2040 Market project in downtown Philadelphia. David Rubin of Land Collective, also notable for his work in the Philadelphia area and beyond, is handling the landscape design for the project.
"What were once discreet buildings originally constructed in the 1960s are now expressive pieces of modern architecture inspired by distinctive periods of art and design," Varenhorst said. "251 DEKALB is the product of a collaborative vision that brings a new level of rental housing to King of Prussia during its exciting period of economic growth."
Reflecting Candlebrook's commitment to sustainable development, 251 DEKALB will feature a planned community garden that will offer residents the unique experience to grow their own vegetables. Rubin said it was important from the beginning to offer several sustainable elements.
"It has been our intent from the inception of this project to rejuvenate an environment of engagement and community, one that fits holistically within the fabric of the neighborhood," Rubin said. "The landscape of 251 DEKALB will unify the refurbished buildings in the modernist traditions of a common plane. It is the composition of the connective tissue in which the community will engage with each other."