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Trinity Tuesday: Extra Style in Wash West for $530K

This extra-roomy expanded trinity has been very cleverly updated by its owners and features a real master suite to boot.

316 S. Clarion St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 | TREND images via Keller Williams Center City Realty

The “little streets” of Washington Square West are among the most beloved residential streets in Philadelphia. Many of them are lined with those equally beloved (to some) houses known as trinities.

This trinity on a dead-end lane in Wash West represents the perfect marriage of little street and house type. Actually, if such a thing is possible, it may actually go beyond perfect.

That’s because the owners of this expanded trinity have turned it into an actual three-bedroom home with the sort of amenities usually found in larger spaces.

The best example of this is found on the top floor, where the owners combined the two bedrooms into a single master suite by removing a wall and inserting a very cleverly designed bathroom in the middle along one wall. The vanity is in the main room, while a glass-block wall forms a striking backdrop that also hides the toilet and shower. The sleeping area is on one side of this bathroom, while the sitting area is on the other.

One floor down, you’ll find two standard bedrooms and the home’s original bathroom.

The first floor offers a warm and inviting living room with beamed ceiling and an up-to-date eat-in kitchen with stainless steel appliances and subway tile backsplash. Beyond the kitchen is an attractive rear patio that’s perfect for outdoor relaxing and entertaining.

The finished basement offers the opportunity to create a home office or playroom.

Finally, there’s the location on a secluded alley off Juniper Street. It offers maximum privacy — no revelers will be strolling past your front door on New Year’s Day, for instance — and maximum convenience at the same time: you’re just a short stroll away from the Avenue of the Arts, fine dining, great clubs, eclectic shopping and convenient transit.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,350

SALE PRICE: $530,000

OTHER STUFF: This home also has a new silver-coated roof, a two-year-old climate control system, and a “smart” security system with integrated thermostat. The home also currently has access to an off-street parking space through an agreement with Mercy Hospice. The owners see no reason why this agreement would not be continued.



316 S. Clarion St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19107 [The Jack Barry Group | Keller Williams Center City Realty]


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com