Trinity Tuesday: “Coolest” and “Carpeted”–Two Words Rarely Seen Together

trinity tuesday logoThis is an unusual property for two reasons: 1. It got a price increase rather than a decrease, and 2. the listing for it includes these words: “with the coolest carpeted spiral staircase.” Price increases aren’t extremely common, but sometimes when a seller switches brokers, the new broker will say the seller can get more than the prior broker advised. In this case, this expanded trinity was originally offered at $205,000. With a change of brokerage, the asking price is now $249,900. So what does a new owner get for that quarter mil aside from the newly trendy carpeted spiral staircase?

The house was upgraded this year after a 2005 renovation, so there’s a new hot water heater, wiring and electric service. The first floor has hardwood floors, and the home has two bathrooms. Also, there’s a fragment of a man in one of the photos. It’s not clear whether said fragment is included.

Philly trinities tend to be in Society Hill almost exclusively. Here’s one in a radically different neighborhood–right near East Girard–which is kind of exciting.

ISx74str700l911000000000

ISlqascbkooc911000000000

IShfj4e11ll1911000000000

IShf7j5vtmu5j70000000000

IS99hsvuwcd4911000000000

IS13fgdos457911000000000

Listing: 1120 Crease Street/Maxwell Realty

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.

  • Kleptolia

    This idea of the spread offense being a riddle or gimmick or mechanism that has a “solution” needs to end. You solve Kelly’s spread the same way you solv the WCO or the Pro-Set offense: defeat your blocks, maintain the lanes, and wrap up your tackles.
    For crying out loud, I’m so tired of sports writers acting like it’s a magic spell.
    Also, I’m tired of the Vick/Foles debate. I don’t even know why people have to root for one particular guy. I’m not really a huge Eagles fan (I watch college ball more than the NFL) but I like them both.
    I am following the Eagles because of this offense. Everybody said at the beginning that it can’t be done in the NFL. I want to see it work, just to shut the TV parrots up.

  • kleptolia

    I’m an Oregon fan, yes. Chip Kelly plays football the way I always thought it should be played. He designed an offense to score points, not just to hold the ball. Think about it: how stupid is it that for so many years people played the game with the idea of just holding the ball, not doing anything meaningful with it? There were exceptions Don Coryell, Ted Marchibroda and Marv Levy, and others. But, for the most part, football offense was DESIGNED to be slow. Chip Kelly took what others had done (outright stole most of it) and built it into an instrument designed to do exactly what football is about – scoring more points than the other guys.
    I like that. His offense actually produces (slightly) fewer injuries than most while scoring significantly more points.
    I guess the main thing that interests me, though, is simply that he defies the conventional institution of the NFL. For too long the NFL has been an old boys club where good coaches were passed up because some other guy (I’m looking at you, Rex Ryan) had more hype or knew more of the right people. Hearing Ron Jaworski talk about how this offense wouldn’t work in the NFL and then hearing the same thing from so many others, I had to follow the story. It’s not as much about Chip Kelly as it is about good football and common sense.
    As far as the offense goes, no it can’t be solved. There is no such thing as an offense that can be solved. It can be contained, at times out-schemed. Stanford out-schemed Kelly & Co. last year. I have a lot of respect for David Shaw (HC) and Derek Mason (DC) as a result of that game. That’s what makes football great: watching 11 men move as one to accomplish clearly defined objectives. People always compare a football game to a chess match, but they’re wrong. A football game is a chess tournament. A football play is a chess match.
    And it happens in 7 seconds.
    Chip Kelly’s offense just happens to give us more chess matches to watch on any given Sunday. How can you not like that?

  • Explorer51

    If you haven’t read that Bill Barnwell article (Tim provided the link above) on Grantland yet, do it; of course, if you do you’ll question how we didn’t even luck into one of these defensive guys since he makes a pretty good case that there were at least twenty outstanding defenders in that 2011 draft…with a few having HOF potential. What a counterpoint to one of the biggest draft year disasters in Eagles history; it’s one thing to blow a pick but it’s another to drop a zero…except for a 4th rd kicker (when we still had David Akers) and a 6th rd center (which is the “even a blind pig finds an acorn every so often” comparison).

    And, yeah, having two possibly successful classes in ’12 and ’13 is encouraging; but a near shutout three years ago (in conjunction with an expensive and disastrous FA spending spree) just reinforces how far CK and company have to go to make up lost ground. Eagles fans need patience for at least the next couple of years…

    • All In Eagles

      Not sure I want to read it. We all lived the failures of that draft and are still licking our wounds, I’m trying to move on. : ) Good things!!