From Dorm Rooms to The Griffin Apartments

The Griffin Apartments Debuts – Here’s What Your Dorm Room Looks Like Now

In between two fabulous client assignments, I ran over to the “ribbon cutting” of the new Griffin Apartments, (MRP Residential.) They did an amazing job at converting the building from a worn out, trashed student residence, to a home waiting to be occupied.

HD1_2068 (Custom)

It’s an interesting property, as the first 4 floors were retained by the previous owner. On the first floor is the wildly popular Capital Grille, where many a power deal while breaking bread, as well as a popular celeb eatery, most recently Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill had dinner there, and you’ll recall I got a shot of Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth leaving after lunch one day, anyway…next door was Olive Garden, which I liked as well. Well the OG is no more. The owner, who is represented by MSC is looking to put retail in that space, as well as two of the 3 remaining floors that he owns above that. Very clever i’d say.




I was excited to check out the digs, and snapped a corner 2 bedroom. The price $2700 – $3500 a month with killer views of Broad Street. Think front row Mummer’s Parade watching.


1 bedrooms were $2300+ – Location, Location, Location


Studios – $1800Griffin

sweet kitchen  HD1_1951 (Custom)

HD1_1957 (Custom)

The 24/7 fitness center on the 4th floor – there’s also a yoga studioHD1_1959 (Custom)

A business room with a private conference roomGriffin

After the complete gutting of the building,  the construction workers found the original spiral staircase that winds through the structure. It is now encased in glass for all to see, as well as to let the light in from the courtyard, which had been sealed off.HD1_1965 (Custom)

Some apartments have balconies that overlook the courtyard below.

Griffin HD1_1967 (Custom)

Key-less entranceGriffin

I thought the apartments were nice, on par with a lot of other spots in the CityGriffin

But then I saw the roof deck. I love good outdoor space.


Although the evenings party had sofas and chairs, they tell me that usually the roof deck has a good amount of lounges too. HD1_2015 (Custom)

there’s a firepit as wellGriffin

HD1_2025 (Custom)

There is a bar area, and a grill areaHD1_2031 (Custom)

Who knew Bru does catering, they do.

HD1_2032 (Custom) HD1_2046 (Custom)

Adjacent to the deck is a nice size community room with a pool table, foos ball, shuffleboard and are you sitting down – Golf simulator. There’s also a couple TV’s with plenty of seatingGriffin   Griffin

The Lobby

Check out Philly Mag for photos from the renovation.