Trinity Tuesday: Single-Bedroom Tucked Away in Queen Village

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

You know how some trinities have one of their upper level rooms converted into an office or den (or sometimes even a second bedroom)? Well, that’s not the case here. This is a true blue single-bedroom trinity, the sleeping quarters in this instance being on the second floor, and an upgraded tile bathroom with a skylight occupying the entire third level.

The rest of the home, which according to Zillow was constructed circa 1920*, has exposed brick, original random width hardwood floors–the living room hardwoods being made of pine–and three fireplaces, one of which is located in the bedroom. A charming little yard for barbecuing on warmer days is also present, and is accessed via the modern kitchen, which like the shutters, front door, and parts of the living room, has blue as part of its main color scheme. (Details here include wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a stainless steel backsplash.)

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Spotted on East Passyunk: The Avid Organizer’s Ideal Abode?

TREND images via Redfin

TREND images via Redfin

In the spirit of spring cleaning, which Shoppist has so generously helped us tackle, we present you this organizer-friendly South Philly house. Per the listing, the second-level bedroom has built-in storage taking up an entire wall, while the master bedroom boasts another whole wall built-in closet and walk-in closet. Additional storage space and a home office can be found in the finished basement. Guess keeping things from disarray should be easier now, huh?

Other features of note include swing doors with bamboo inset, two wood fireplaces, mid century chandeliers and light fixtures, a solar powered water heater, trellis patio, and a kitchen overlooking the open elevated dining room. It also has a newly installed A/C unit and there’s access to the roof from the family room.

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Main Line Monday: “Mistwood”

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

Sound a bit like it’s the next tween obsession, doesn’t it? Fortunately in this case, Mistwood is more of an all-ages real estate infatuation than a 13-year-old’s fantasy fixation.

Situated on eleven acres of Radnor Hunt, the property claims an Ann Capron-designed stone & stucco colonial with 4-car heated garage (no chilly walks to the car!), a separate two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment, and a detached 3-car garage/workshop. Still unimpressed? In addition to those structures, the estate holds a bank barn, lighted tennis court, indoor-outdoor pool with stone terrace, koi pond, a stocked pond with dock, and a waterfall and meandering stream. (Okay so maybe it does have a touch of the fantastical.)

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Farmhouse Friday: Stone Beauty in Buckingham Township

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

Wow. We’ve spotted yet another 18th-century property that’s been saved from ruin.

According to its listing, this one was historically restored by the current owner who happens to be an architect. Originally built in 1752 and with an 1850 addition, the process took, understandably, over five years to complete! Unfortunately, the original stone dairy barn is no longer there, but here are a few things the the 5-acre residence offers that has us going ga-ga over it:

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Property’s Photo of the Week: Philadelphia’s Tower of Invisibility

We found this gem easy-peasy thanks to Instagrammer jmurdock.jr tagging his cool shot of the Comcast Center with #phillyscape. Who would have thought Philly’s tallest skyscraper (for now, anyway) would be–dare we say it?–almost invisible?

Rise and shine. #philly #centercity #comcast #skyscraper #philadelphia #phillyscape

A photo posted by John Murdock (@jmurdock.jr) on

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Spotted in Bucks County: Restored Estate Overlooking Delaware Canal

TREND photos via Listhub

TREND photos via Listhub

Not to be outdone by this 200-year-old Gladwyne residence, the Kirkbride Estate in Yardley also boasts a long history: it’s been around since 1790! Today, the home is one of those beautifully updated abodes that have, per the listing, had the fortune of getting their antique appointments restored.

Details include newly refinished wide-plank wood floors, millwork, and a custom gourmet kitchen with soapstone counters and bead-board backsplash. High-end appliances and a center island with a cooktop can also be found here, as well as an eat-in area with French doors opening out to a wrought iron balcony, Outside, stone outbuildings are situated on the property.

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On the Market: Historic Gladwyne Home Could Be 300 Years Old

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Rosemont

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Rosemont

We’ll get to its interior details in a second, but first, we just gotta say: What a find!

Located near the Bridlewild Trails, this updated home dates back over 200 years–possibly even 300 years if some Gladwyne historian out there can help us out: the original structure was built in 1710, but it’s not certain if it was integrated into the home like the 1813, 1926, and 1956 additions. According to listing agent Carol Ogelsby, if the 18th-century former single-room tenant farmer house was preserved, it’s likely it is now the parlor. But again, take that with a grain of salt.

Speaking of the parlor, it has a grand staircase and working fireplace, one of six in the home (including the bedrooms). Ogelsby tells us five of these are gas fireplaces, while one is wood. Throughout the house you’ll be met with random-width wood floors, millwork, and deep-silled windows. A corridor room with French doors leads out to a glassed-in porch and right off the dining room is a beamed china room that’s used as a breakfast room to the modernized kitchen, which is said to once been a summer kitchen.

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Brick Turn-key Townhouse in Society Hill

Photos by Bari Riley | Courtesy of Mary Genovese Colvin of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

Photos by Bari Riley | Courtesy of Mary Genovese Colvin of BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

If you liked last month’s Naudain Street home for its proximity to Headhouse Square and nearby museums and restaurants, but weren’t too keen on its contemporary style, maybe this brick townhouse at Blackwell Place will be more up your alley.

Situated in Society Hill’s historic district, 2 Blackwell Place is in the middle of a tree-lined court. According to the listing website, it’s almost a century old but has been newly renovated and has both east and west exposures for tons of natural light. There’s a private landscaped patio, modern floor plan, and–in addition to having three floors–a finished basement that’s viable as a gym or media room.

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Spotted Off Avenue of the Arts: Roommate-Friendly Condo on Lombard

TREND photos via Redfin

TREND photos via Redfin

While it would certainly work for a couple, this bi-level condo with a bedroom on each floor seems better suited to roommates who wish to preserve their respective privacy.

To begin, the main floor contains the granite topped eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a contemporary design. Of the two bedrooms, our favorite is on this floor, and we suggest you call dibs on it if you go the roommate route: its bathroom is the more sumptuous of the two!

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VIDEO: Cory J. Popp Takes Beautiful Inside Look at “Ci-Lines”

If you missed that striking three-day only “Ci-Lines” art installation we told you about last month, here’s your chance to vicariously experience it through photographer Cory J. Popp’s latest video.

“Ci-Lines,” a site-specific piece by artist Aaron Asis, was inside St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel on Spruce, which has been closed since 1974. In addition to the video, narrated by Asis himself, Popp has great shots of the tour on his website, link below.

Ci-Lines [Cory J. Popp]

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