Trinity Tuesday: Young at Heart in Manayunk for $275K

4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

It’s not often that a trinity is this new. Rebuilt only ten years ago, it is quite certainly a baby compared to its counterparts. But don’t let its age (or lack thereof) fool you; the residence definitely gives its predecessors a run for their money.

Step through the front door and enter into the home’s modern kitchen, fit with tile countertops, designer backsplash, and stainless steel appliances. In typical Manayunk fashion, the home is situated on a hill. So, it makes sense that the sizable deck off the kitchen soars above the ground.

Back inside, descend down the spiral staircase into the lower level living room – a modern twist on the traditional trinity layout. This living area features a stone fireplace, a powder room, and yet another deck. Quite bigger than the first, though, this deck is perfect for entertaining guests during those warm summer months.

Located upstairs on the second floor are a decently sized bedroom and the home’s only full bathroom. Continue up the steps to a loft, which features a skylight and nice view, and depending on your needs, is probably the best choice for the master bedroom.

Any regular to Manayunk knows that parking after rush hour or on the weekends can be a nightmare, but you can breathe a sign of relief because this home is located on a street that has recently initiated permit parking. Add to that its prime location just minutes from the Manayunk train station and all the fun that Main Street has to offer, and you have yourself a winner.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 2

BATHS: 1 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 955

SALE PRICE: $275,000



4302 Boone St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Reda Akbil | BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut]

Main Line Monday: A “Tree House” in Berwyn for $675K

3 Spoonwood Circle, Berywyn, Pa. 19312 | TREND images via Benjamin Hardy Real Estate

One of the best parts about the Philadelphia suburbs is their ability to make you feel isolated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, without actually being isolated from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Who doesn’t love to come home to a little peace and quiet at the end of the day?

Take this home in Berwyn, for example. Sat on a quiet cul-de-sac and surrounded by nature, it is the epitome of a secluded oasis.

A large, second-level deck envelops the front of the house, where homeowners can enjoy their morning coffee while listening to the sounds of the nearby creek. Read more »

What $500K Will Buy You in Rittenhouse

130 S. 18th St. Unit 606, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

130 S. 18th St. Unit 606, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND image via Coldwell Banker Preferred

It’s no secret that Rittenhouse is one of Philadelphia’s most prestigious neighborhoods. So when we went searching for Rittenhouse properties currently on the market that fall somewhere near the $500,000 range, we weren’t exactly sure what we’d find. Would this budget be enough to live comfortably?

Here’s what we found: while there are several nice options in the neighborhood that are on budget, most of these options are small (and not necessarily suitable for growing families). However, if you don’t need much space to live happily and only plan to live with one or two other people, these options could work and do come with some nice amenities – not to mention their close proximity to just about anywhere in Center City.  We’ll let you be the judge, though. Take a look at what we found below. Read more »

Successor Sought for Applebee’s 15th Street

Applebee's on 15th Street looks like it may follow the restaurant it replaced, Bookbinders Sea Food House, into the ranks of eateries past. | Image from CBRE marketing brochure

Applebee’s on 15th Street looks like it may follow the restaurant it replaced, Bookbinders Sea Food House, into the ranks of eateries past. | Image from CBRE marketing brochure

Spotted on the street in Center City this morning: a brochure (PDF) announcing that the space at 15th and Chancellor streets that’s currently home to an Applebee’s restaurant is available for lease.

The brochure from CBRE Fameco touts the restaurant’s prime Rittenhouse Row location, pointing out the 10 hotels within a three-block radius (not to mention another one just beyond that circle and at least two more on the way) and the attractive demographics of Center City. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: The Thomas Sully House in Society Hill for $3.78M

530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

530 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Brace yourselves, everyone. This is a piece of Philadelphia history at its finest.

Built in 1796, this immaculate and impressively large townhome was once owned by painter Thomas Sully. Great things come in fives, apparently, as the residence has five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths, and five outdoor spaces. It doesn’t stop there, either. The property also boasts a three-car garage, an in-law apartment, a library, a yoga room, an office, a private terrace, and a rooftop terrace.

As soon as you enter into the home’s marble vestibule and grand hallway, you’ll find yourself immersed in elegance. Continue on into the formal dining room, which features a black crystal chandelier. Off of the dining room is the living room, decorated with a gas fireplace and double French doors that open onto the private inner courtyard. Read more »

First-Time Find: A Little Gem in Port Richmond for $146.5K

3212 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19134 | TREND images via The Somers Team

3212 Aramingo Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19134 | TREND images via The Somers Team

Usually, we go combing listings throughout the city and suburbs in search of dynamite homes for sale at modest prices to feature in this weekly space.

But every once in a while, the gods of email smile on us and deposit jewels in our lap.

That was the case with this newly listed two-story rowhome in Port Richmond.

On the outside, it looks every inch the typical smaller Philly row home, the kind that’s perfect for a young couple starting out on a homeownership adventure. These homes usually have fairly traditional layouts with separate living and dining rooms and a kitchen in the back.

Inside, however, this home is one of those 21st-century open-plan beauties that usually sell for much more than this. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: New Order in NoLibs for $225K

9 Bristow Pl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Space & Company

9 Bristow Pl., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Space & Company

Usually, the order of rooms in a four-story (three floors plus basement) trinity run, from bottom to top:

Kitchen in the basement. Living room on the street floor. Bedroom and bathroom on the second floor. Larger bedroom up on top.

In this vintage yet up-to-date Northern Liberties trinity, the deck has been reshuffled. Read more »

Southwark on Reed Sales Pass Halfway Mark

The open floor plan kitchen is completely modern.

The open floor plan kitchen is completely modern. | Images courtesy of Wainger Group

It’s been almost a year and a half since we reported on the demolition of the former site of Mount Sinai Hospital, to make way for a 95-unit townhouse development.

Since then, the number of homes to be built on the site was cut by four, but the 91 homes that are being built are selling at a rapid clip.

The developers of the Southwark on Reed project announced Friday that they had passed the halfway mark in sales, making the development the fastest-selling luxury townhouse project in the city. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Bedecked in Bryn Mawr for $949K

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

811 Lafayette Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

For anyone who longs for outdoor space of your own, let’s just say this property exemplifies backyard goals. Add to that the home’s stunning interior, and you have yourself the total package.

Nestled in Bryn Mawr, this Cape Cod offers homeowners high-end comfort at a reasonable price – although most people would be wary to define almost one million dollars as “reasonable,” it is one of the most affordable homes in its immediate neighborhood.

The whole floor plan has been upgraded to suit the needs of the modern family. Read more »

A Modern Master’s Mansion in Fort Washington for $25M

7711 Sheaff Ln., Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 | Images via Long & Foster / Christie's International Real Estate

7711 Sheaff Ln., Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 | Photos: Halkin Architectural Photography LLC via Long & Foster / Christie’s International Real Estate

We never thought we’d run across a home whose interior space can be expressed in acres.

There’s a first time for everything, it seems, for this home contains 0.85 acres of interior space.

(That’s 36,957 square feet, expressed in conventional terms.)

Yes, you could fit several tract houses inside this Rafael Viñoly-designed masterwork. But why would you want to?

For this expansive home that’s ideally suited for entertaining on a grand scale also offers a high level of intimacy for those moments when you want it. Read more »

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