- Management has been very professional and responsive to maintenance requests
What could be better
- Management can be difficult to work with at times
Recent Scully Company reviews
Great experience so far!
Love our (small but well-designed) apartment! Great location, wonderful gym, lounge, and study rooms, reasonable price (especially compared to many similar buildings in the area). The complex is only a few years old and definitely has the feeling of being new. Only complaint is the noise from construction (loudest on the east side of the building), but we got used to it pretty quickly and it tends to stop at a reasonable time. The building does not offer parking, but does have bike racks in the basement.
Icon 1 Bedroom w/ Balcony
Updated apartment, great natural light, decent storage. Not huge floor plan but very efficient use of space. The large windows and high ceilings make the space feel larger. Some apartments have the option for large balcony. Garage parking is not included in rent but there is a garage under the apartment building as well as one right across the street that have monthly parking.
Beware of Noise Level; location not ideal
The apartments are nice, management is responsive and helpful, and rents are lower compared to some of the other buildings in Rittenhouse Square. However, the noise from the streets is just through the roof, especially on the lower floors. You will hear loud drumming for a couple of hours each Saturday and Sunday, making it impossible to study or do anything that requires some focus during that time. Also, the intersection is busy but not necessarily safe -- there are plenty of shady people roaming around 15th and Chestnut after 7pm or so. Last, the building is much further away from Wharton and therefore less walk-able compared to some of the other buildings popular with Wharton students. I would not pick Avenir if I had to do it all over again.
Recommend the Icon
Great experience at the Icon so far. No complaints except the units are not incredibly spacious and they're more expensive.
Great value and location, Management team is Ok.
Apartments are spacious and modern. Gym is a great addition. Very close to trolley station, which is convenient for cheap and fast trips to Penn campus. Management team is troublesome and slow moving.
The Icon has been an amazing place to live. The location is fantastic and management has been good. The units are on the smaller end for the price, but I'd definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a nice higher end apartment on Walnut.
Nice apartment, on the pricier end
Beautiful apartment in a great location, but pretty expensive given all of the new apartments in the area that are giving out concessions.
Very nice, new, clean, good amenities.
It's a high rise though, and not a ton of character.
Icon Building Review
Management is probably the worst but the amenities are pretty incredible. The maintenance crew is pretty responsive and the front desk is always nice. The building has lots of great people and is pretty social. It's a contemporary style building and newly renovated. I would recommend on a social and amenities aspect, but don't expect management to be too accommodating.
Great building, great location, great amenities (rooftop, gym, lounge).
Convenient to Penn campus
Pretty great spot. Apartments are new, amenities are new, gym is great. Love being closer to eastern city of center city. Very close to trolley stop so door to door to Penn campus about 15 min.
Poor management, new building
If you don't mind incompetent management who are incredibly disorganized, you will enjoy the newly renovated property. Careful which way your unit faces as they have very thin windows and there is construction on the east end of the building which is very loud.
Great common areas, although sometimes they are crowded
Apartments are nice and new, some have built-ins.
The property is across the street from a construction site (Marriott hotel?) so noise can be an issue.
Management is nice when they want to sign you up, but pretty unresponsive otherwise.
The location is great for public transit!
Nice building. Poor sound insulation between units
Mgmt is super chill but if your neighbors have pets, watch out for the noise.
New Luxury Apartment
Relatively new apartment building on 15th and Chestnut. If you are new to Philly, this is one of the best locations in the city. There are tons of restaurants, coffee shops, and bars nearby, easy access to public transit, and a couple of grocery stores within a 10 minute walk. Management has been great and the amenities are nice. There is a lot of construction in the area, especially with the new W hotel that is going up.