Trinity Tuesday: Big and Beautiful in Bella Vista

1132 Webster St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

Usually, you can count on a trinity to have one or two bedrooms, one bathroom — and maybe a half bath if you’re lucky — and less than 1,000 square feet of interior space.

This expanded trinity has none of these things. Instead, this Bella Vista beauty has three (that’s right, three!) bedrooms, two full baths, and a whopping 1,344 square feet of space inside.

It’s also been polished to a high gloss thanks to a top-to-bottom renovation two years ago.

You’ll notice the difference the moment you walk in the front door and see both the extended stairway to the second floor and the high first-floor ceiling. The owner even installed a chandelier in the eat-in kitchen to add a dash of elegance to the open plan main floor.

That kitchen, like everything else in this house, features all the latest in amenities: stainless steel appliances and new traditional white-painted wood cabinetry. In the back, a large sliding glass door lets in plenty of natural light and allows access to the rear patio. The closet on this floor could be used for coats or pantry storage as you wish.

On the second floor are two bedrooms with ample closet space plus a full bath with shower stall.

The third floor is where you’ll find the spacious master bedroom and a large, nicely outfitted full bath with tile floor.

Below all this is a finished basement that offers storage or recreational space along with a late-model LG washer and dryer.

What else do you get with this home? Convenience. You’re on a quiet side street just steps from the Italian Market, the restaurants and shops on East Passyunk Avenue, and the Avenue of the Arts. South Street’s attractions and two Broad Street Line stations are also close at hand.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,344

SALE PRICE: $365,000

OTHER STUFF: This home’s price has been reduced a total of $20,000 on five separate occasions, with the most recent reduction being for $9,000 on June 7.



1132 Webster St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Kenneth “Ken” McCoy | Coldwell Banker Preferred]

Bella Vista Ranked “Best Place to Live in Philadelphia”

 

Bella Vista, home to the Italian Market, received the highest grade in Niche.com's first-ever ranking of the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia. | Photo: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Bella Vista, home to the Italian Market, received the highest grade in Niche.com’s first-ever ranking of the best neighborhoods in Philadelphia. | Photo: R. Kennedy for Visit Philadelphia

Thanks to the “open data” movement, it’s now possible for those outfits that rank the best of everything to turn their gaze to individual city neighborhoods. Niche.com, which produces annual rankings of the best schools and best communities to live in in the country, has now added new rankings of the “Best Places to Live” in American cities.

And in its first ranking of Philadelphia neighborhoods, Bella Vista took top honors. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Big Little Beauty in Bella Vista

724 S 7th St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

724 S. 7th St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

The little home with the blue door. You’ll see it right away, but you won’t forget it as easily.

Tree-lined, quiet and quaint, the Bella Vista street this Colonial trinity sits on is enough to win your heart over. It’s not just the street, however. The living room inside this home gracefully showcases an open floor plan, with a wide arched passageway that opens into a charming kitchen boasting a hand-painted tile floor, tons of cabinet space and cozy storage nooks. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Home for the Wanderluster in Bella Vista

802 S 6th St. #D, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND Images via Plumer & Associates, Inc.

Don’t have the budget to explore the world just yet? Enter through the gated European-style courtyard to get to this trinity home and experience the sensation of travel right here in Philadelphia. A wonderful adventure awaits you in the form of a three-story-plus stucco home with curb appeal, nestled on the border of Queen Village and Bella Vista.

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Trinity Tuesday: A Beauty in Bella Vista

706 S Mildred St, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147

706 S Mildred St, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147 | TREND Images via Keller Williams Realty

It feels like each week for Trinity Tuesday we talk about the downsides of trinities, and how that week’s featured house manages to deny those downsides. Truth be told, though, it’s warranted. When you look at tons of houses every week, you find that many of the city’s trinities really don’t need to be put up on our site. There are some that do, however, and this is one of them. Read more »

Coeur Adds New Dishes, Chef

Coeur_Bone_Marrow 940

Coeur has received positive reviews since its opening but here come some changes. Opening chef Andy Tessier has left the restaurant and Justin Bennett has been named the new executive chef. Bennett is also exec chef for Leigh Maida, Brendan Hartranft and Brendan Kelly at Local 44 and Clarkville.

Menu staples like the rotisserie chicken and smoked brisket sandwich remain but there is now escargot, bone marrow, raclette fondue, grilled pork chops and more. And get this, poutine is now on the menu of this Montreal-inspired restaurant.

Another cool thing on the menu is Coeur’s Sunday special of half-priced sparkling wines.

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Banh Mi and Bottles Brings Vietnamese Street Food to South Street

banh mi bottles 940Ever hear of a Vietnamese Taphouse? Well there’s one coming to South Street. Tuan Phung is bringing Vietnamese street food and over 200 different bottles of craft beer to 712-714 South Street.

Banh Mi and Bottles will focus mostly on “street bites,” or Vietnamese tapas, but also on the menu will be Banh mi, pho, salad rolls, and other authentic Vietnamese dishes. On top of the 200 to 300 varieties of beer to choose from, Phung says they’ll have a full bar with house-made organic cocktails with a Southeast Asian influence.

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Field Guide: 25 Philadelphia Bars and Restaurants With Fireplaces

Fireplace at the Dandelion | Photo by Starr Restaurants

Fireplace at the Dandelion | Photo by Starr Restaurants

Know what the best thing about winter is? Snow days. And just because you’re a grown-up now doesn’t mean that you can’t have them occasionally, too. While we certainly understand that big storms (like the one that hitting the region this weekend) can be serious business, we here at Foobooz World HQ understand that once the worst of the snow has passed, what people really need is to climb out of their pillow forts, throw off their blankets, and to go somewhere warm and cozy to congratulate themselves on weathering the storm.

So with that in mind, we have assembled this list of 24 bars in the area that have a roaring fireplace (and an adult beverage or two) waiting for you. So now be safe, be responsible, and get out there and enjoy your snow day.

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Bella Vista Lot to Swap Parking for Million Dollar Mansions

Rendering via The McCann Team

Rendering via The McCann Team/JKRP Architects

It looks like more million dollar homes are coming to Bainbridge Street in Bella Vista. This time, it’s with a project developed by National Realty & Investment Advisors (NRIA) called Bedford Estates.

As Naked Philly points out, the McCann Team has published an information packet that shows 7 large homes replacing the Patriot Parking lot at 7th and Bainbridge, adjacent to the Good King Tavern.

According to a site plan in the packet, four homes will front 7th Street, two will front Kater Street and one large L-shaped pad will be placed on Bainbridge Street. The grouping modern day mansions made of brick and metal bays will share an interior parking lot, which looks to be access via Bainbridge Street.

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