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Trinity Tuesday: Little Gem on Iseminger Street in Washington Square West

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trinity tuesday logoWe profiled a trinity on Iseminger before, about a block down from this one. It’s not surprising there would be more than one because the street is so old, as are the streets — more like alleyways — that intersect it to form a little colonial time capsule.

This two-bedroom home is historically certified and “rarely available.” Like all trinities, it’s horizontally challenged, but vertically charming. There are fireplaces in the living room and second-floor bedroom, a private brick patio and original hardwood floors, among other touches. There’s a half-bath on the third floor, and a full unfinished basement for storage.

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Trinity Tuesday: Four-Floor Home in Prettiest Warren of Center City Streets

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Though tourists generally hit Elfreth’s Alley to get a look at what residential life was like in Philadelphia in ye olden days, those in the know navigate the lovely interlocking streets behind a more contemporary Philly landmark: Dirty Frank’s. From Quince Street to Camac, from Iseminger to Fawn, from Cypress to Panama, the narrow cobblestone alleys are home to residences like this one, a two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot trinity-style house with pine floors and a little garden on a small lot.

Along with original details that suggest the house’s historical origins, a new furnace was installed in 2003, there’s a full-sized washer and dryer, a new roof was installed in March of this year (and has a 10-year warranty), and the house’s front was recently repointed.

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Trinity Tuesday: Hardwood Floors, Working Fireplace in Queen Village Foreclosure


trinity tuesday logoHere’s a rara avis: a foreclosed trinity in Queen Village, on Sixth Street between Catherine and Queen. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and is trinity-tiny at 624 square feet. Because it’s a Fannie Mae Homepath Property, the three-story home can be purchased with just 3 percent down with special renovation financing. Which is to say it’s being sold As Is.

The first floor has the living room with a fireplace and a rear patio (there’s also a shared courtyard in this gated community). The kitchen is in the basement level. The upstairs has the two bedrooms and the bathroom. Hardwood floors compete for aesthetic dominance with carpeted stairs.

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Trinity Tuesday: One-Bedroom Trinity for Rent in Northern Liberties


trinity tuesday logoThis one-bedroom unit, which is called “trinity-style” in the listing, is in Cobble Stone Court, a gated community on the narrow section of North Fourth Street that’s between St. John Neumann Way and George Street–pretty quiet, in other words. The largest nearby intersection is at Fourth and Poplar.

The 700-square-foot home has a classic trinity layout: kitchen on one floor; living room on another; and bathroom and bedroom on the third. Perks include a washer/dryer and a “European-inspired shared courtyard” and a video security phone. Bike parking is available in the courtyard.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Charming Combo of Mid-Century Modern, 1970s Scandinavian and Rustic Chalet

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trinity tuesday logoWhen are wood walls not wood paneling? When the wood has heft and character. When the wood extends beyond a wall and becomes the ceiling. When the wood offers a warm counterpoint to the clean-bright of the other half of a room, which, in this case, is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace that reads more as a rustic stove.

On the other side of the dividing wall, there’s a mini-mini workspace with built-in desk and shelves that looks down onto the lower level, which also has wood a’plenty–including canary-yellow cabinets with a mid-century vibe. A cone of light comes through the sort of window you’d see in a monastery dormitory or an old jail cell (best to think of the former, perhaps).

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Trinity Tuesday: Rather Grand Queen Village Trinity in Gated Community


trinity tuesday logo As trinities go, this one is quite spacious: two bedrooms, two baths and more than 1,200 square feet. It’s also unlike other Philadelphia trinities in that it’s relatively new (built in 1960) and tucked within a “gated community.”

Now, were we in Miami–or at Naval Square–those words would have very particular connotations. But in Queen Village, it’s not so intimidating. It simply means there are other people and you and they are behind a gate.

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Trinity Tuesday: Italian Market 2 Bedroom Gets a $10,000 Price Cut

trinity tuesday logo This week’s trinity is on tiny South Delhi Street, right off of Ninth and Christian, in the beating heart of the Italian Market. The red brick exterior has spiraling branches and a Juliet balcony that give it a sort of old New Orleans look. There’s also room for plantings.

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Adorable Society Hill Trinity That Has Nothing to Do With Stephen Starr


trinity tuesday logoIs this Lombard Street home not the most adorable of all adorableness? The curving wall by the staircase, the fireplace, the yellow kitchen, the brick courtyard, the old hardwood floors in the bedroom, the purple shutters and green door–it’s too much. With just one bedroom in 945 square feet, it’s somewhat close quarters, but there is a basement, and along wit the pictured outdoor space, it’s right across from Starr Garden playground, which has a baseball field and basketball courts.

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