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Trinity Tuesday: History With a Twist in Queen Village for $425K

This expanded trinity's heart lies in the 18th century, but it has more than a little contemporary soul and a great river view.

720 S. Front St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

When it comes to charming 18th-century trinities, Queen Village gives Society Hill a run for its money thanks to homes like this historically certified one on Front Street,

This home, however, is also an entry in the “looks can be deceiving” file.

That’s because behind that classic 1700s facade lies an eclectic expanded trinity that mixes traditional colonial style with a funky sensibility and some totally modern elements.

One of those totally modern elements is the upgraded kitchen in the rear addition. It has all the features you’d expect in a modern kitchen, including new stainless steel appliances.

The bath on the second floor also got a modern makeover with a distinctive glass-block rear window. Above it, a rear addition on the third floor that is currently in use as a third bedroom has one of those newer spiral staircases; this one leads to a roof deck with great views of the surrounding area.

The funky part? It could be that spiral staircase in the den/bedroom. Or it could be the loft bed and exposed brick in the adjacent top-floor bedroom.

Love green space? It’s shared with your Front Street neighbors, but there’s plenty of it right across the street from you, overlooking the Delaware riverfront. South Street and Head House Square are a short stroll away as well.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 1,190

SALE PRICE: $425,000



720 S. Front St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Maureen Brown | BHHS Fox & Roach]


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