TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
Honestly, it only offers one bedroom (easily becoming two should you decide to convert the top floor bonus room into another sleeping quarter), but considering its trinity status and the fact that is has sunny 763 square feet of living space at its disposal, we have no qualms taking that as part of its charm!
Features include exposed beams, two gas fireplaces, a new custom maple kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and wide-plank floors made of longleaf yellow pine. The bathroom boasts white and blue Bisazza tile and a mod porcelain sink, while the stacked laundry machines are nestled on the third floor, which as already mentioned, is an open bonus room viable as a second bedroom, office, or whatever you please. Boosting the cachet of this A+ trinity home? There’s access to a walkout tree-level deck that overlooks Fitler Square!
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Photo credit: Rough Coat Photography
Some of you might note a vague familiarity about 243C Delancey, especially if you’re a fan of our weekly Jaw Dropper segment here on Property. We got a sense of déjà vu as well, but didn’t fully realize till after its status as our “Trinity Tuesday” pick of the day was sealed: Valerie Buller photographed the snug residence on the 200 block of Delancey.
Buller, you’ll recall, was the photographer responsible for the listing photos of 241 Delancey, a.k.a. her childhood home. “It was a portrait session with the house,” she said then, “[it’s] very much a member of the family.” Well, it appears her easy intimacy with personal spaces is instinctive, as the gallery of this Society Hill home will show. Among the period details she captured are the home’s exposed brick walls, wood-beamed ceilings, and pine floors. One of the living room shots is particularly striking in its understated way, with the bay window overlooking the patio. The airy, yet snug master bedroom on the top floor features a vaulted ceiling and fireplace and, the listing says, “is flooded with light.” We love it already.
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Photo credit: Drew Callaghan | Courtesy of John Hirniak of BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut
Whoa, whoa, whoa—is that William Penn? Who is this guy? Quick, someone take a selfie with him… Nah, but all kidding aside, living in Old City looks like it’d be a ball–especially if there’s a chance of running into 17th-century Philadelphians right outside your door.
As luck would have it, this trinity home is smack in the heart of the neighborhood, right off historic Elfreth’s Alley in fact. (Maybe that’s where this dude was headed to?) As it happens, listing agent John Hirniak tells us the updated two-bedroom, built circa 1734, is technically part of the city’s famous street as it’s among a cluster of homes situated right behind the ones sitting at its forefront. Property records will have it as such, but you can still use its more “recent” 3 Bladens Court address (it’s been in use since for a long time, possibly since the 18th-century) in your GPS. Check out more of the area’s history here.
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Well, this might be as close as you can get to living inside Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the gallery and you’ll see that an original Isaiah Zagar mural along the gated courtyard entryway is visible from the living room. Pretty sweet sight to have, no?
But notable artwork isn’t the only thing this extended trinity home has going for it. Inside, the home boasts a renovated lower-level kitchen with exposed beams and a vintage-inspired pressed tin backsplash. Up on the main floor, a powder room can be found by the stairwell. Central air is included and hardwood floors are throughout. Of the two bedrooms, the second one takes up the entire third floor and has extra hallway space that’s enough to house a home office. From here there’s access to the roof deck.
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Just off 10th Street, as you make your way from Lombard to Pine, is a narrow little crevice one might otherwise overlook as a nameless alleyway were it not for the bookend street signs verifying it as a block of Waverly Street, which, fun fact, is actually the name it was given after nineteen “street names folded into it in 1897,” according to Hidden City. Check out more here.
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Photos by Kate Devlin
We’ve been racking our brains to remember whether or not we’ve ever covered a Philadelphia home with a similar quirk, but have come up with zilch. It might be safe to say, then, that this is a first on Property: this trinity home on a sliver of Darien Street has a bathroom balcony.
Though maybe not a balcony balcony as much as it’s one of those tiny French balconies with little to no room for sitting and lounging. Still, it is a fairly unique trinity, one that’s been fully renovated and expanded. The private passageway leading to its entrance is newly designed, and the home itself was rebuilt by carpenters. Plus, in addition to having three floors of living space, the lower-level has been finished and has an access window/door and full bathroom–potential third bedroom? Office maybe?
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The fact of the matter is that even if it didn’t have any notable historical ties, it’d still be a fantastic addition to our collection of on-the-market Philadelphia trinity homes. Of course, that won’t stop us from giving you its background.
Built in the early 1860s, the home is a top-to-bottom Civil War era construction. This may give you a hint as to its historical designation: it’s in Ringgold Place, which at one point saw famed architect George Howe acquire the entire 1900 block of Waverly Street and use the property at 1900 as his office while he worked on the PSFS building!
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Images by TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach–Center City, Walnut
Woah. Are we really sure this is a trinity? This expansive house on the 1900 block of Waverly Street in Rittenhouse is far from the snug, compact and charmingly cramp compartment houses that we’ve come to know and adore. Guess what? We’re more than okay with that.
First of all, the kitchen is at street level and not in the bunker of a basement. Because of this, there is plenty of natural light and space. Hell, it has a dining area and regular sized appliances. To top it off, it comes with radiant heat floors.
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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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All TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach – Center City Walnut
As a kid, attics seemed like a cool place to have a bedroom: far away enough to enjoy total privacy, but still within the safety of my own home. The second bedroom in this Washington Square West trinity reminds me of such a space. It’s not an attic, but it is a dormer room with original kings-width plank flooring and a roomy closet area on the top floor.
The rest of the home is just as charming. It’s a rehabbed residence on cobblestoned South Jessup Street with no through-traffic, has a prize-winning rear patio garden, as deemed by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society in their City Gardens contest, and has a freshly finished basement with built-in storage, new hot water heater, and Bosch washer and dryer. A farmhouse sink and newer stainless fridge can be found in the kitchen, where there’s also a Capital gas range with vented hood.
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