Cliff Lee’s Return to Philly Includes New Condo

Our hearts a went a-flutter when the news broke: Cliff Lee was returning to the Phillies. And he wasn’t just  signing, he was turning down another team to be with us. Sigh.

Once the love fest subsided, the excitement took its place. Articles, blog posts and countless graphically-enhanced images hit the Internet, all touting the Phillies’ sheer superiority this season and the bullpen sure to light Citizens Bank Park on fire. We got to see Lee back on Philly soil, back in a red cap. And now, we get to see him with a Philadelphia address.

According to The Daily News’ gossip monger Dan Gross, Lee is setting up permanently (or as permanent as real estate is) in the city. And according to his source,, the new address ain’t too shabby.

1706 Rittenhouse is one of the city’s latest residential projects, opening its doors this past May. With it’s classic Philadelphia mix of historical cobblestone entry and steel-wrapped tower, it has the approachable/modern look down pat. The 29 main floors are home to only one residence each, meaning 4,200-square-feet of secluded luxury. River to river views? Check. Custom cabinetry, marble and granite. Check. Two massive master bedroom walk-in closets, one of which measures 13′ x 8′? Of course.

The building has some spiffy perks as well. Sauna, lap pool, hot tub and koi pond have all the water activities covered. The garden is lovely. And the fully-automated, state-of-the-art parking system, in which your car is stored underground and then delivered and waiting for you in the covered exit before you even leave the elevator? About as close to flying cars and you can get (check out the video on the building’s website, it’s wild).

So, Lee, you have a nice new place to relax and unwind. We’ll be expecting you to show up well rested and ready to  shake the speed guns in Clearwater. Welcome home.