Trinity Tuesday

That Euro Feel in East Falls for $199.9K

This stylish trinity just up the hill from East Falls Station looks and feels like a year-round Mediterranean vacation.

3567 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

The neighborhoods that hug the steep hill that rises from the Schuylkill in Northwest Philadelphia all share a certain European je ne sais quoi.

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Maybe it stems from their mill-town heritage, or their picturesque streets lined with curb-hugging row houses, or their walkability (you can get a decent workout just climbing the hill to your home).

Certain houses in these neighborhoods manage to capture all of these elements in a single package. This stylishly updated trinity is one of them.

It’s situated on a quiet, narrow, tree-lined lane with no outlet that climbs the hill above East Falls Regional Rail station. The stucco-clad houses that line this lane conjure up images of Mediterranean coastal villages.

Inside, however, it’s filled with modern American style and comfort. You’ll find attractive exposed brick walls on all three floors and a bright eat-in kitchen with modern appliances, subway tile walls, a tile floor and a blackboard wall on which you can jot down notes or draw pretty pictures.

The bathroom’s a study in simple style, and the ample rear patio gives you a backyard getaway.

And there’s a bonus: As this is a younger trinity (built in 1940), the spiral staircase has a wide radius, which means getting your mattress up it will be less of a struggle.

Its location couldn’t be more convenient: East Falls Station is just a few steps from your front door, and down at the bottom of the hill you’ll find the neighborhood shops, restaurants and watering holes that cluster around the Falls’ central intersection.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1

SQUARE FEET: 812

SALE PRICE: $199,900

OTHER STUFF: There are laundry facilities in the basement.



3567 Lafayette St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19129 [Dave Sands | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]


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