Trinity Tuesday: Single-Bedroom Tucked Away in Queen Village

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut

You know how some trinities have one of their upper level rooms converted into an office or den (or sometimes even a second bedroom)? Well, that’s not the case here. This is a true blue single-bedroom trinity, the sleeping quarters in this instance being on the second floor, and an upgraded tile bathroom with a skylight occupying the entire third level.

The rest of the home, which according to Zillow was constructed circa 1920*, has exposed brick, original random width hardwood floors–the living room hardwoods being made of pine–and three fireplaces, one of which is located in the bedroom. A charming little yard for barbecuing on warmer days is also present, and is accessed via the modern kitchen, which like the shutters, front door, and parts of the living room, has blue as part of its main color scheme. (Details here include wood cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a stainless steel backsplash.)

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Morning Headlines: Mega Construction Mix-Up at Triangle Park

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This is perhaps one of the most outrageous stories we’ve heard in a long time. Naked Philly reports that the triangular spit of land bound by Christian Street, 6th Street and Passyunk Avenue–formerly a gas station turned park turned into fenced-off nothingness–was the site of a major construction mishap that could eventually be a good thing for the lot.

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Trinity Tuesday: Compact Queen Village Home Enjoys Communal Courtyard

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Main Line

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Millennium

While nothing compares to the tiny houses sprouting up in D.C. and elsewhere, we think this tightly packed trinity would make for a good preliminary home for anyone looking to ease into the micro living trend. (Seriously, it’s almost as small as that 544-square-foot Fitler Square row home we featured last September.) Of course, being that it’s a trinity house you’re not really limiting yourself to one bedroom…

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Spotted in Queen Village: Catharine Street Residence with Bi-Level Garden

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

Oh, please don’t skip the gallery. You’ll be missing out one of one the more extensively fixed up, yet charmingly preserved, homes we’ve encountered this month if you do. Notable features inside the early 20th century house include original random-width pine floors, a completely remodeled kitchen recreated by “highly acclaimed eco-conscious” firm Greensaw Design & Build, an original bannister, and a bi-level back garden you can see from the dining room bay windows.

The foyer, which has been newly tiled, opens into 12-foot ceilinged living and dining rooms, the former of which offers exposed brick and a wood-burning fireplace. There’s also a den with exposed stone walls and cast iron stove, and a recently renovated bathroom with a “vintage style” console sink and, as already alluded to, a kitchen made from environmentally friendly components–stuff like Cambria quartz, cork flooring, brick backsplash– and locally sourced salvage materials.

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Trinity Tuesday: Bainbridge Court Unit Steps from Famous 4th Street Deli

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

As someone who lives within walking distance to Chinese take-outs, a McDonald’s, and a few Brazilian spots that don’t open till after 10am, take it from me, living near a place like the 4th Street Deli would be awesome.

This trinity at Bainbridge Court is in fact just steps from the Deli, meaning if you’re still hanging around when it opens at 8am, why not have yourself a quick breakfast?

Inside the home, hardwood flooring is throughout, save for its lower level kitchen (tile flooring here). A hatch, two utility closets, pantry closet, white cabinetry, and granite countertops can be found here too, while built-in shelving and a brick fireplace are in the first level living room. The second floor offers a bedroom with full bathroom and closet.

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BLT Architects to Design New Gateway for Nebinger School Project

Image via Google Street View

Image via Google Street View

This should comes as a refreshing change amidst the usual messiness surrounding Philly schools:  the George W. Nebinger School in Queen Village has inched its way closer to its goal of installing green stormwater management infrastructure, and has even acquired the services of BLT Architects.

Image by BLT Architects, courtesy of Slice Communications.

Image by BLT Architects.

The project, first proposed back in 2013, has just had its design finalized (click the concept study images to enlarge them), but a groundbreaking date for the outdoor classroom, vegetable garden, and play yard equipment is still up in the air while supporters of the project, namely Friends of Nebinger and The Big Sandbox, work on raising funds. The the rain water garden, meanwhile, is already built.

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Where We’re Eating: V Street, Tuk Tuk Real and Stock

Spicy Dan Dan Noodles from V Street | Photo by Chloe Berk

Spicy Dan Dan Noodles from V Street | Photo by Chloe Berk

V Street
126  S 18th Street
Rittenhouse Square
215-278-7943

Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby aren’t the first res- taurateurs to summon night- market memories with bare bulbs strung beneath a black ceiling. But the globetrotting vegans behind Vedge have uncorked an unusually pent- up desire for street snacks at this energetic offshoot of their stately mother ship.

But eat here and you can feel how long the pressure’s been building to yank every taco and noodle bowl into the meat-and-dairy-free realm. Read more »

Bi-Level Condo For Sale Just Off Headhouse Square

TREND photos via Settle Down Philadelphia.

TREND photos via Settle Down Philadelphia.

Straddling the border of Queen Village and Society Hill is this year-old construction located on quiet Naudain Street. Hardwood flooring encompasses the entire home, save for the 800-square-foot roof deck, which in addition to having a grill gas line, waterproof interlocking floors, and 360 views, offers a pilot house wet bar.

Inside, the home offers an island cabinet kitchen with granite counters, glass tile backsplash, Viking appliances, and custom cabinets. There’s also a 5-burner gas stove that’s been vented to the outside. Living and dining areas are connected by an open floor layout, with the living room having the added measure of a fireplace. This first level also has a bedroom–currently used as a home office–and full bathroom.

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House vs. House: Trinity Tuesday Edition

TREND photos via REMAXX Services (left) and BHHS Fox & Roach  - CC Rittenhouse Hotel (right).

TREND photos via RE/MAXX Services (left) and BHHS Fox & Roach – CC Rittenhouse Hotel (right).

If this were a vlog–and there were no chance of us being sued–every House vs. House match off would begin with that rousing Michael Buffer announcement. And it would fit wouldn’t it? Buffer hails from Philly after all and if there’s any property that’s distinctly Philadelphian it’s the trinity home. (Vote in the poll below for your favorite!)

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Trinity Tuesday: Queen Village Home Offered Fully-Furnished

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Center City Walnut

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut

The cumbersome task of moving all your stuff from one home to another is likely to be one of the most annoying parts of relocating, and we’re assuming the job only gets a tad more laborious when a trinity home is involved (they’re cute but don’t seem to favor the hauling of furniture between its three floors).

Fortunately for whoever decides on this home, the residence is being sold with furniture, electronics, and artwork already in place. And hey, there’s always the possibility of a yard sale if the furnishings are not within your tastes.

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