Trinity Tuesday: A Home with a View in Fitler Square for $269K

2121 Rodman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

A charming trinity with historic appeal, hardwood floors, a fireplace, huge master bedroom and exposed brick (our favorite!) sounds too good to be true, right?! But we promise you it’s not. In fact, today’s featured home meets all the criteria.

Think you may be in the market for this picture-perfect place? If so, then please read on.

Natural light on the first floor makes the home feel light and airy. The main level showcases a wood-burning fireplace, perfect for keeping warm in the winter. A nice patio is out back. You can plant a garden to add a little something extra to your home. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Suburban Quiet in Fitler Square for $380K

2136 Tryon St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty Center City

Not all of the little streets in Center City are equal. Some are just more charming than others.

Tryon Street, a one-block lane sandwiched between the 2100 blocks of Lombard and Naudain streets near Fitler Square, falls into this category with its lush greenery and red-brick warmth.

Both of these elements spill over into this recently listed trinity near the block’s west end. Built in 1925, it’s one of the last examples of this house type prior to today’s trinities-on-steroids revival, and a recent top-to-bottom renovation has kept it apace with the times without sacrificing an ounce of its charm. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: An Imaginative Carriage Home in Fitler Square for $1.91M

2321-23 Naudain St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

If color speaks louder than words, then these walls are screaming, “Buy me!”

Recently renovated, this overwhelmingly customized home situated on a Fitler Square corner exudes a unique and modern flair. Funky wallpaper, bold colors and top-notch amenities are riddled throughout the space, making this townhouse truly like no other.

With convenience and comfort in mind, the home’s kitchen harbors not only top-of-the-line appliances like a 48” Capital range, Viking ventilation hood, Sub-Zero panel refrigerator and Bosch dishwasher, but it also provides ample seating options. Featuring an island with chairs and an attached living room rounded out with a sofa, table and Bower & Wilkins ceiling speakers, the open space is a prime location for a dinner party. Read more »

Philly Ranked Fifth Most Walkable City in U.S. This Year

All of Center City’s neighborhoods, from the Avenue of the Arts on down, are “Walker’s Paradises,” contributing to the city’s continued ranking among the five most walkable cities in the U.S. | Photo by Jeff Fusco

A mere two-tenths of a point dropped Philadelphia from its perch as the nation’s fourth-most-walkable city in this year’s Walk Score rankings of American cities.

Miami traded places with Philadelphia to become the No. 4 most walkable city in the U.S. on this year’s list. But no one should lament this development, for what it means is merely that cities all across America continue to up their walkability game.

A news release from Walk Score parent Redfin noted that once again, all of the 10 most walkable cities had higher Walk Scores than they did last year, and of the top 50, only Omaha saw its Walk Score fall (by a mere 0.3 point). Philadelphia’s Walk Score of 79 was 0.7 points above its showing last year, but Miami posted an even stronger gain of one full point to 79.2, putting it in fourth place and Philly in fifth. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Old-World Charm in Fitler Square for $845K

2420 Panama St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND images via Agent PHL

Four bedrooms, three bathrooms, including a large master bedroom and bath.

1,992 square feet of interior space.

Pretty decent for an attractive, beautifully updated home on one of those charming little cobblestone streets you find scattered throughout Center City (this one’s on the western fringe of Fitler Square).

This home caught our eye the moment the listing agent called it to our attention. Then we noticed a signal element in the photos. So we asked the agent: “Isn’t this an expanded trinity?”

The answer came back in the affirmative, which is why you’re reading about it here now. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Double Feature in Fitler Square for $817K

2420 Panama St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | Images via Zillow

If one spiral staircase isn’t enough for you, what about two?

This home is the largest and oldest on the block – and rightfully so. It has been completely remodeled and is the result of two trinity houses from 1816 combined into one.

Original 300-year-old white pine hardwood floors have been preserved throughout the entire house. On the first level, this double trinity features a foyer, a kitchen, and a sunlit dining and living area that boasts a gas fireplace and a floor-to-ceiling window overlooking a private garden: at 300 square feet, it’s the largest on the block, and a Southern magnolia tree provides shade.  Read more »

Tapas And Pintxos At Jezabel’s


Last month, chef Jezabel Careaga did an event where she and her crew laid on a spread of tapas and pintxos at her Argentine cafe, Jezabel’s, in Fitler Square. It wasn’t supposed to be a big deal–just a one-night-only kind of thing where she’d get to show off some of the small plates that she loved.

But the way things turned out, that first event was really successful. So now, Jezabel’s is doing it again. And tomorrow night’s event is likely going to be the start of a monthly series of similar dinners.

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Hard Hat Tour: One Riverside

The living room in Unit 412, one of two finished model units at One Riverside. | Photos: Sandy Smith unless otherwise indicated

The living-dining room in Unit 412, one of two finished model units at One Riverside. | Photos: Sandy Smith unless otherwise indicated

The last time we caught up with Carl Dranoff, he was celebrating the topping-off of his One Riverside, the east-bank exclamation point that, along with the all-but-finished FMC Tower at Cira South on the opposite bank, redefine the southern Schuylkill riverfront in Center City.

Last Tuesday (January 3rd), as architects ran down a checklist on a nearly-finished apartment, the proud father showed off his baby with a behind-the-scenes tour that offered glimpses of what the residents can expect when they start moving in in March along with some condos whose fitting out was very much in the early stages.

The tour began in the most-of-the-way-there lobby and proceeded to the fourth floor, where two finished model apartments take full advantage of the building’s clean modern lines and plentiful views. From there, it proceeded to the top floor, where two spectacular penthouses — one a bi-level and the other a nearly full-floor unit — were just beginning to take shape. Read more »

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