by Andie Lowenstein

Philadelphia—The new heart of Center City living is officially open for leasing.

The historic property of Avenir, developed by Scully Company and Alterra Property Group, is an adaptive reclaim of the Robinson Building. French for the word ‘future,’ Avenir showcases 180 efficiently designed apartments just steps from Philadelphia’s most popular attractions, restaurants, shops and public transportation. Residents will have the greatest convenience in urban living without unnecessary distractions.

Avenir features a modern look and feel with the overall design based on the geometric sans-serif typeface. Sleek, state-of-the-art layouts highlight clever kitchen and storage solutions along with flex space to meet individual needs. Flats and studios range in size from 314 to 424 square feet with numerous floor plan options for one-bedroom, one-bath; one-bedroom, one-bath with den. Two-bedroom, two-bath apartments range from 522 to 1,049 square feet. Rents for a flat start around $1,200 and go up to $3,000 for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment.

With contemporary and easy living as the driving forces, Avenir apartments include several smart features such as a built-in command center equipped for charging, storing and working. LED lighting, smart thermostats, keyless entry and customized fittings and fixtures. Stacked washers and dryers and streamlined appliances provide comfort and occupy minimal space, allowing an abundance of room for walk-in closets, sizable bathrooms and entertaining.

Package collection and 24-hour concierge services are offered along with indoor storage for bicycles or strollers and cycle repair stations are on site as well. Residents can gather on the 17th floor in the screening room or test kitchen, work in think suites and conference rooms, or socialize in the lounge. Avenir’s fitness center provides the ultimate workout experience with programmable digital trainers and video content complete with gradual terrain changes and ambient sounds from far-flung virtual environments Scully Avenir 1 bedroomlike the Swiss Alps, Northern Italy or Los Angeles support total immersion. Spin classes and TRX suspension-training stations are included for total body workout solutions in a modern atmosphere.

“Avenir is perfect for the modern urban lifestyle with attainable rents at any price point – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned professional,” said Jessica Scully, president of Scully Company. “Every inch of space was thoughtfully planned to maximize livable square footage with the amenities our resident’s desire, perfectly located in the middle of all that Center City has to offer.”