Trinity Tuesday: Quiet in Queen Village for $280K

1023 E. Moyamensing Ave., Unit D, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty – Center City

Want a cute, compact home that’s close to the Delaware riverfront, close to shopping and dining, and lets you get away from it all whenever you want to?

This well-maintained, attractive trinity on a private alley just off Moyamensing Avenue fills the bill.

It’s close enough to the waterfront, South Street and the Italian Market that you can stroll over to these hotspots to get your fill of city vitality. Then, when you’ve had your fill, you can come back home, pass through the gateway, and shut all that stuff out. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Polished Gem in Queen Village for $329K

803 S. Leithgow St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

On the outside, this largish trinity in Queen Village looks like a classic example of the house type.

On the inside, it looks like a new construction home.

Of course, the fireplace in the living room and that trademark staircase tell you the moment you walk in that you’re getting the genuine article. But when you look at how this home has been updated, you’ll marvel at its modernity. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Little Big Home in Queen Village for $285K

745 S. 5th St., Apt. 2, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

We’re sure you’ve heard the old cliché “Good things come in small packages.”

This very small trinity on a private courtyard in Queen Village is vivid proof of the truth of that statement.

In its 486 square feet of interior space you will find the latest and best of everything, and outside, you will find plenty of room for relaxing and entertaining. Read more »

On the Auction Block: A Gilded Age Manse in Queen Village

The Steen family home at 113-21 Bainbridge St. will be sold at auction on Oct. 10th at 6 p.m. | Photo: Max Spann Real Estate and Auction Company

Billboard magnate Terry Steen built the huge Colonial home you see above in the late 1990s.

Inside, he fitted it out in the manner of the 1890s.

This home at 113-21 Bainbridge Street is a fish out of water in many respects. It’s a sprawling Main Line mansion with nearly 7,000 square feet of interior space shoehorned into a compact Queen Village lot. It’s a celebration of Gilded Age excess plunked down among homes that are more modestly decorated. It’s a single home with a later addition on a lot that could hold five.

And it should have a new owner by 7 p.m. on Oct. 10th. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: History With a Twist in Queen Village for $425K

720 S. Front St, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

When it comes to charming 18th-century trinities, Queen Village gives Society Hill a run for its money thanks to homes like this historically certified one on Front Street,

This home, however, is also an entry in the “looks can be deceiving” file.

That’s because behind that classic 1700s facade lies an eclectic expanded trinity that mixes traditional colonial style with a funky sensibility and some totally modern elements. Read more »

These Are the 10 Most Affordable Homes in Queen Village

Like the trinity that is the only lower-priced listing in the neighborhood, this one-bedroom condo on Bainbridge Street is perfect for an individual or young couple. But chances are you’re looking in Queen Village because you want to get your kids into Meredith. That will cost you. | TREND image via RE/MAX Access

Moderately-priced homes in Queen Village seem as hard to find as on-street parking spaces in the neighborhood. Parking’s a bear because it’s wedged in between South Street, the Delaware waterfront and the Italian Market area. Cheaper homes are scarce because the neighborhood’s public grade school, Edwin T. Meredith, is by just about all accounts the single best elementary school in the city.

Which means that buyers will likely pay a premium for a Queen Village home. And the ten least expensive homes the NeighborhoodX people found on the market in Queen Village right now bear out that prediction. Read more »

Might There Be a Trader Joe’s in Queen Village’s Future?


Cars and patrons both wait in long lines to shop at Center City’s one Trader Joe’s. Might relief be on its way in the form of a second store in Queen Village? | Photo: Dan Quade

Anyone who has shopped at the one Trader Joe’s store in Center City Philadelphia knows that it often gets crazy busy.

That would seem to argue for the German-owned specialty grocer (it’s owned by the other Aldi) to scout for more possible store locations in the city to serve what’s obviously very high demand.

Today, the OCF Realty blog reports that it has caught wind of reports that TJ’s is doing just that.

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Trinity Tuesday: Double Feature in Queen Village for $465K

212 Carpenter St., Unit C, Philadelphia, Pa., 19147 | TREND images via Star Real Estate Group

Love city living but hate city noise? Love the charm of a classic colonial trinity, but want more space?

This week’s featured trinity has your name written on it.

Located on a private gated pathway off of a tree-lined street, this home actually consists of two side-by-side trinities that have been combined into one singular sensation.

The resulting twofer has been beautifully updated and offers plenty of space, inside and out, along with a few things usually not found in trinities. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: An Updated Gem in Queen Village for $332.5K

803 S. Leithgow St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

The bones of this house may date back to the 1920s, but the newly renovated kitchen and bathroom certainly bring the space into the present day.

This splendid trinity is full of charm. The historic flair is noticeable on the first floor. Enter the home and take note of the brick fireplace, great for keeping warm in the winter months. Pass the common area and find yourself in the kitchen. The space features contemporary cabinetry, tiled floors, ample storage space and black and stainless steel appliances, plus there is room for an eating area. Make the space your own with a breakfast table of your choosing. A back door offers access to the patio, which is a prime location for entertaining and barbecuing during the summer. Read more »

Deep Fried and Overstuffed: Puyero Reviewed

When you’re staring down the barrel of a pabellón arepa stuffed full of braised beef, black beans, and plantains like caramel, nothing else matters. You’re zoned in like you’re defusing a bomb because, from the looks of it, it’s all about to burst—the seams of the cornmeal bun holding it together, yes, but barely. And that’s how it should be. That’s how arepas often come: comically overstuffed.

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