Trinity Tuesday: A Double Feature in Wash West for $599K

1245 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images courtesy of Space & Company

1245 Lombard St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | Images courtesy of Space & Company

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – for this double trinity in Washington Square West, it’s all about the details.

It’s been just over two years since we featured this home the last time it was on the market. As indicated by the price increase since then, it has undergone some updates both extensively (shout out to the new kitchen) and minimally (the backyard has been cleaned up, amongst other things).

Celebrating its 100th birthday in 2017, the townhouse still maintains some of its finest original details like pine floors, moldings, two functioning fireplaces, and a (maybe not-so-fine) traditional trinity staircase. Alternatively, it also boasts fresh features like central air and a gourmet kitchen. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Elbow Room in Pennsport for $315K

113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach

113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach

Never judge a book by its cover. Never judge a trinity by its exterior, either.

From the moment you enter into this Pennsport trinity, you’ll be taken aback by what you find. The surprisingly spacious main level acts as an open living and dining room, and has brand new wood flooring, shelving, and a front window that brings in just the right amount of natural light.

The contemporary kitchen features trendy blue cabinetry, quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. At the back of the kitchen is a door leading out to a yard with a partial deck and a pear tree.

Head up the unwound trinity staircase to the second level, where you will find the first of three bedrooms. Located at the front of the house, it’s the only bedroom on this level – and although it’s not technically dubbed the master bedroom, we assume most homeowners would use it as such. Also on this level is a brand new bathroom with tile flooring, a marble subway tile tub, and modern vanity.

The third level is home to the last two bedrooms. A sliding barn door leads into the front bedroom, which contains a vaulted beadboard panel ceiling, a storage loft, and exposed brick. The back bedroom has all the features of its counterpart, except this one’s storage loft is big enough to be converted into a sleeping area (um, cool!). A full bathroom is located in the hall between both bedrooms.

Located in one of Philadelphia’s quietest riverfront neighborhoods, this trinity is safe, convenient, and close to Queen Village. It has great potential for anyone looking for that perfect starter home, as long as you can tolerate the square footage (or lack thereof). We will say, though, that the modern updates sure do make the most of every inch of this home.





SALE PRICE: $315,000

OTHER STUFF: Laundry, new mechanicals, and extra storage space are all located in the basement. There’s an open house for this home on Sunday, February 12th, from noon to 1 p.m.

113 Titan St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach]

Trinity Tuesday: A Gorgeous Mosaic in Queen Village for $275K

329 Kater St. Unit B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via RE/MAX Main Line

329 Kater St. Unit B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 | TREND images via RE/MAX Main Line

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Yet, with one look upon this trinity’s gated entryway, adorned with beautiful mosaics designed by Isaiah Zagar in the 1960s, you will desire to know more about what’s inside.

“Small but mighty” feels like the only appropriate way to describe this tiny trinity located in Queen Village. At 769 square feet, it’s definitely not for everyone. However, if you are looking for the convenience of living in the heart of the city – and can handle doing so modestly – this home might be exactly what you’re looking for. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Just Add Deck in Northern Liberties for $275K

1009 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND image via Solo Real Estate, Inc.

1009 N. Orkney St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19123 | TREND images via Solo Real Estate, Inc.

It’s the little things in life that matter most, right?

Judging from this cozy yet contemporary trinity, the answer is a definite yes.

Falling just short of 1,000 square feet, it’s safe to say that this fairly priced home is relatively small. But it does boast a few qualities beyond the typical trinity, like the expanded kitchen that’s been added off the main level living room and wood flooring throughout the house. The kitchen features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a door leading out to the back patio. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: An XXL Trinity in Rittenhouse for $600K

403 S 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa. | TREND image via BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors

403 S 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Do you love a little bit of history with a modern twist?

If so, say hello to this expanded trinity built in 1917 and located in the heart of Rittenhouse Square.

With two Juliet balconies, a brick paver yard in need of a little bit of love, and that troublesome trinity staircase separating the second and third levels, it may appear that this property is the definition of a traditional trinity. However, its expansive size – for a trinity, of course – separates it from the rest of its kind.

New updates on the main level like the beautiful parquet floors, a marble mantel fireplace, and an adorable breakfast area fit with a floor-to-ceiling window and sliding glass doors add some modern touches that make this property even more special.

Oh, and let’s take a moment to appreciate the modified staircase between the first and second levels.

Speaking of the second level, potential buyers will be pleased to find not just one room, as a typical trinity offers, but three: a den, an office, and an expansive bedroom.

There’s also a full bathroom on the second level that could use a little work – but if you need some inspiration, just head up to the third level, which boasts another full bathroom that’s newly designed with sleek gray tiling, a modern stall shower, and a stylish vanity.

Two additional bedrooms finish off the third level. The laundry room is located in the basement, though, so don’t worry about hitting the gym on laundry day.

This expansive trinity has all the makings of a great home, from curb appeal to interior comfort.





SALE PRICE: $600,000

OTHER STUFF: This home’s price was reduced by $25,000 on Dec. 15.

403 S. 21st St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19146 [Mike McCann | BHHS Fox & Roach]

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 »

Trinity Tuesday: A Private Courtyard in Queen Village

228 Catharine St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147

228 Catharine St. #3, Philadelphia, Pa. 19147 (in center of row above) | TREND Images via Solo Real Estate

A large part of the appeal of trinity houses is the character of the house. They’re often on tiny side streets, and the fact that they’re so small and so old adds an inherent vibe to them that you’re just not going to find elsewhere. This week’s Trinity Tuesday house has just that vibe.

First off, look where it’s located. It’s in a private courtyard in Queen Village. You walk up to the house on a brick walkway that looks like it was around during the days of Ben Franklin. Well, it almost was—the house was built in 1800. Read more »

Are Philly’s Trinities the Original Tiny Houses?

trinity house at 2026-Tyron-Street-Philadelphia-PA-featured-image

Have you heard of the Tiny House movement? It’s kind of cool, and it’s pretty much exactly what it sounds like: People build houses — baths, beds, kitchens, the whole works — that are so small that, in many cases, they fit on a trailer and can be carried from site to site.

Sort of like this:

It’s a popular movement, though not, it seems, so much in big cities. Why not? Well, the Atlas Obscura website makes the case that Philly’s Trinity Houses are the original tiny house — just “older and cuter,” so compact that living in one amounts to living in “a very large stairwell.” Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: A Stylish Find in Fitler Square

222 S. Bonsall St. #B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103

222 S. Bonsall St. #B, Philadelphia, Pa. 19103 | TREND Photos via BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors

From the minute you see the bright red door outside this Center City trinity townhouse, it’s clear that this could be quite the place to live. Upon walking in, it’s apparent that despite the quirks of trinity living, this place might be one of the best city dwellings you’re going to find.

With its hardwood floors, exposed brick walls and that quintessential trinity fireplace, the first floor is definitely stylish. Read more »

Trinity Tuesday: Little House with Big Rooms

This home's current owner uses the first floor space as a dining/sitting room.

This home’s current owner uses the first floor space as a dining/sitting room. | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

It looks like a classic trinity on the outside, and it has the trademark spiral staircase on the inside. But this expanded trinity across from Starr Garden in Washington Square West feels bigger on the inside thanks to its open floor plans on the first and third floors.

Those plans led the home’s current owner to put the living room on the top floor, which is a single open space, and to use what would otherwise have been the living room on the first floor as a dining and sitting room.
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