We 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.
This home is on Third Street between Fitzwater and Catherine–the same block, the listing notes, as the New Wave Cafe. What this means is that the new owner of the home can match wits or hits by playing Quizzo or bar-league softball (vs. Standard Tap, Johnny Brenda’s, the P.O.P.E., etc.) as part of the bar’s communal activities.
The two-bedroom house has hardwood floors, a stackable washer/dryer, a working fireplace and a gated entrance and walkway shared only by a few other neighbors. The kitchen was recently remodeled, and that third-floor bedroom has the working fireplace as well as the somewhat odd exposed ceiling beams. Psst! Ceiling! We know the beams aren’t holding you up! More →
Photo: Drew Callaghan
This gorgeous 2,500-square-foot property in Society Hill started out with an asking price of $950,000, and for those shopping around in that price bracket, it seemed worth every penny. Now the asking price is down to $925,000, which makes it that much more affordable (again, for those shopping around in that price bracket).
The cobblestone walkway leading to the private garden seems as charming as the hardwood floors, and there’ll never be a problem with warmth: The home has seven fireplaces. (Is there a collective noun for fireplaces? In Philadelphia, there should be.)