Trinity Tuesday: Historically Certified Beauty in Wash West Near Amis, Dirty Frank’s

TREND images via Zillow/Keller Williams Realty

TREND images via Zillow/Keller Williams Realty

We just love to take a stroll down the many compact and quaint streets of Wash West–no matter the season!

This trinity home on South Iseminger Street offers a calming change of pace from those highly-trafficked thoroughfares of nearby Lombard Street and 13th Street–especially if you’re looking for a more scenic shortcut to Amis, Last Drop Coffee or even Dirty Frank’s.

The historically certified home dates back to 1875 and features a great blend of old and new, including original pine floors throughout. The sunny living area boasts a fireplace with a splendid mantel and the home even has an eat-in kitchen–a rare find for a traditionally cramped trinity. There’s even a back patio. So yeah, you’ll be dining (or drinking) al fresco at this place.

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Trinity Tuesday: No Hassle Home on North Orkney Street in NoLibs

TREND images via RE/MAX ACCESS – ZIllow

This one is pretty straightforward. Are you looking for a rehabbed and expanded trinity home near Girard Avenue in Northern Liberties? Of course you do. So let’s take a little tour of the property, yeah?

This one, located at 1019 North Orkney Street, comes with a bunch of upgrades, including a spiffed up kitchen with granite countertops, washer/dryer on the first floor and access to a large rear yard.

Probably the best part about this home is that it’s pretty much move-in ready. The windows are new, the HVAC has been updated and it’s located on a quiet dead end street a few steps from Las Cazuelas and The Fire, two favorite Philly spots that were on Girard Avenue before it was cool.

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Trinity Tuesday: Artsy Rental in WashWest Could be Perfect Place for First Snow

Admit it, the first snow is always the prettiest.

While we understand that the Philadelphia region is poised to experience our first real slice of winter this weekend, there’s one particular feature that stands out in this expanded trinity in Washington Square West–the deck. It seems counter intuitive, given the season, but let us explain.

This artsy rental on South Camac Street comes complete with two sizable bedrooms and at least one fireplace–an amenity that will certainly come in handy on those cold winter days. However, how will people actually know there’s snow on the ground? That’s right, they won’t find out by looking out a window, but by your copious (and constant) amounts of Facebook, Instagram and, yes, even Snapchat updates showing them the physical evidence that frozen droplets of water have fallen from the heavens to form unique little flakes that accumulate on your deck space creating piles and piles of pristine snow.

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Trinity Tuesday: Snuggle Up Next to This Wood Burning Fireplace in Bella Vista

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

The weather in Philly has been funny lately. One day, it’s 65 degrees and sunny, and the next one is blustery with a chance of actual snow! Yo-yoing temps mean that it’s critical to have a versatile place that keeps you warm in the winter and also cools you down during those hazy, hot and humid days.

This tucked away trinity home on a cul-de-sac-like stretch of Darien Street in Bella Vista does just that, thanks in large part to its wood burning fireplace (with lovely tile accents) and the central air conditioning.

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Trinity Tuesday: Rittenhouse Fixer Upper at Secluded Sansom Gardens

TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont

It doesn’t matter which home renovation/buying show you love the most–Fixer Upper, Property Brothers, House Hunters, etc.–the one thing we all can relate to is that we’ve probably spent the better part of some Saturday or Sunday watching one of them on a seemingly endless loop. Let’s face it, we’ve become armchair rehabbers. Hell, we bet that more than a few of you have consider moving to Waco, Texas after a Fixer Upper marathon–the Force is that strong with this genre.

Well, now’s your chance to put that knowledge into practice, and if you’re really into it, maybe even produce your own DIY series for Youtube. This trinity home in Rittenhouse is just begging for some love, and with a little elbow grease, could be a spectacular home in an unbeatable House Hunters-ish locale.

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Trinity Tuesday: Property’s Top 15 Trinity Homes of 2015

TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach

Remember this gorgeous trinity home? TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach

Trinity Tuesday is a weekly feature that we here at Property hold near and dear to our real estate-loving hearts. So, as the year rounds to a close and a new one begins, it’s only natural for us to dig through some of the crates to show off some of our favorite Father, Son, and Holy Ghost homes from throughout 2015.

This year was a big one for the trinity. Not only did we feature a slew of amazing homes on the market, we also gave you the scoop on what it’s actually like to live in one of these snug Philadelphia adobes. The home is so popular, in fact, that there is even a proposal to include brand new trinities as part of the development at 9th and Washington.

So here you go, Property’s top 15 in 2015 kicks off with our very favorite trinity home posts, in no particular order:

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Trinity Tuesday: Furnished Rental so Close to Sabrina’s That you Might not Have to Wait in Line

Images via Postlets

Images via Postlets

The rental market is all the rage in Philly right now, as flashy new buildings are being built throughout the city to accommodate for the growing number of people who want to get in on the action of urban living.

But what if you’re looking for a place right now (or January 1) that also has that authentic Philly character? Boom. Does it get any better than a super cute trinity home in the Italian Market just step from the celebrated Sabrina’s Cafe? Nope!
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Trinity Tuesday: Curb Appeal Abounds at This Historic Ringgold Place Home

The 1900 block of Waverly Street | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

The 1900 block of Waverly Street | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

We’re going to make this one pretty short and sweet, as there isn’t much left to say about the 1900 block of Waverly Street.

Are you looking to live in (or gawk at) one of the 26 spectacularly renovated trinity homes that define what’s known as historic Ringgold Place? No, you don’t have to know someone who lives on the block, which we recently ranked at the Most Beautiful Street in Philadelphia. There’s no need to continue to longingly refer to our post about the b-e-a-utiful trinity at 1910 Waverly (but you should), which sold in June for $519,000.

The lovely (and spacious) trinity at 1914 Waverly Street just hit the market, so let’s take a peek.

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Trinity Tuesday: Super Comfy Abode in Queen Village Hits the Market

TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred - Whipple-McFeely Team

TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred – Whipple-McFeely Team

Reader, please bear with us as we try to suppress our groan of longing. It’s not our fault that snug master suite with, yes, an exposed brick decorative fireplace has got some pretty strong curl-up-with-a-book-and-hot-cocoa vibes radiating off every corner. Loving the exposed beamed ceiling too. Our verdict? Heart eyes emoji!

Mind you, the house that it’s in is itself a charmer, too.

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Trinity Tuesday: Faux-Painted Wash West Home Evokes European Palaces

Image via Google Streetview

Image via Google Streetview

UPDATE:  A spokesperson from the Tobey Team at Coldwell Banker Preferred got back to us! And guess what? They had something better than hi-res photos. Behold this segment on HGTV‘s Small Space, Big Style. The clip reveals artist and homeowner in question of the unique house is local painter and muralist William Whiting.

See the home for yourself during the open house on Saturday between 11am and 1pm. Deets below.

ORIGINAL:

We promise you we tried. But as of press time, we have yet to hear back from the agent after having request clearer, hi-res images of the home. We’ll update if and when they do come in, so be sure check back later. In the mean time, take a look at the photos that are available and listen to what caught our eye…

Cloistered on little South Delhi Street within a block bounded by 9th and 10th, and Locust and Spruce (map) in Washington Square West, this golden oldie is essentially a hidden gem. According to Zillow, it was built in 1865 and was recently put on the market last month. We’ll admit it looks to be in need of some TLC, but its present owner, a renowned muralist, has made sure to spruce it up where he can – namely, the decor.

“He has faux painted just about every surface in this home to resemble the Grand Places of Europe, but all on a compact living scale,” notes the listing. Indeed, it’s a must-see, which is why – hi-res or not – you should take a look at the gallery. What’s more, most of the furniture is for sale, so don’t hesitate to ask the owner should something (is that a puppet theatre box?) catch your eye.

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