Trinity Tuesday: Renovated in Rittenhouse

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

2010 Addison St, Philadelphia, PA, 19146

Nestled between Pine and Lombard is this restored trinity on quiet Addison Street. Hardwood floors, built-ins, and fireplaces are featured throughout, but distinct elements include a Duch door, dining room with brick fireplace, and an iron gate and spiral staircase that lead to the lower level.

The living room, which is on the second level, includes balcony with French doors. Also on this floor is a small study that easily makes the switch to second bedroom. The master suite is on the third level and offers cathedral ceilings and a Carrara marble bathroom with soaking tub and skylight. Gallery below.

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Trinity Tuesday: David Lynch’s Former Fairmount Home

2429 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

2429 Aspen St, Philadelphia, PA, 19130

A decade before Eraserhead made its debut in 1977, director David Lynch was living in Philadelphia. To be more precise, he was living in this Fairmount house.

Lynch recently had some words to say about his time here, including an admission that for all his city phobia, his creativity flourished in the dark landscape of mid-’60s Philadelphia. From the Courier Post:

“It wasn’t a normal city when I was here,” Lynch recalled. “The fear, insanity, corruption, filth, despair, violence in the air was so beautiful to me.”

“Philadelphia is percolating in me,” Lynch added.

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Tuesday Trinity: A Wood-Beamed Beauty Near South Street

417 Gaskill St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

417 Gaskill St, Philadelphia, PA, 19147

Sitting on narrow Gaskill Street (a quieter alternative to neighboring South Street), this three-story row house in Society Hill enjoys a modern/vintage design with its hardwood floors, exposed red brick, and new ceiling fans. A new air conditioner was also added in 2012.

In the kitchen you’ll find SS appliances, marble countertops, and exposed wood beams; second floor contains the only bathroom, while the third includes a second bedroom with custom-shelved closet. There’s also a sunken landing on the first floor and private back patio.

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Trinity Tuesday: Furnished in Fitler Square

Exterior of 2026 Tryon Street.

Outside shot of 2026 Tryon Street, Philadelphia, PA.

Nestled between Rittenhouse and Fitler squares, this 1925 townhouse has a nice balance with red shutters and vine-surrounded doorway. Hopefully its pretty exterior is enough to pique one’s interest about the inside…

Pastel colors dominate the home’s walls, many of which have custom built-in shelves. Two sliding doors in the kitchen lead out to a patio with mirror on one side. All the furniture is included in the purchase of the house.

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Trinity Tuesday: Pet-Friendly NoLibs Rental With Instagram Filter

“I want to play outside too!”

Has the millennial tradition of embellishing photos with cinematic filters started to enter the real estate world? Or was the wistful blue tint added to these pictures because the husky was feeling sad?

Despite the unnecessary color enhancements, the living room does appear to be blue (wonder if the Philadelphia typography map is part of the deal), though it’s kind of hard to tell in these less than stellar photos. The upper floors have two bedrooms with walk-in closets, one of which has built-in shelves able to hold a collection of baseball hats (pictured).

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Trinity Tuesday: A Distinctly Modern Home With Floating Staircase

542 Cypress Street kitchen, located on first floor.

Thanks to a top-to-bottom interior overhaul last year, you wouldn’t think this Society Hill home was built in 1821. It’s remarkably modern, as trinities go. Some new features that are distinctly un-trinity-like: stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and recessed lighting in a new kitchen; radiant heat flooring; a floating staircase made of barn wood; an iron railing; and more reclaimed barn wood for the floors. The home’s front door is made of Spanish cedar.

But lest the preservationists start to fret, there are plenty of traces of the house’s 19th-century history, like the exposed brick, a dual masonry fireplace, and shelf-like steps that lead to the street-accessible cellar door.

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Trinity Tuesday: Rittenhouse Home Has Bedroom Deck

featured 2026 latimer street

Located on a cul-de-sac street reminiscent of old Philadelphia, this charming trinity is just a five-minute stroll from Rittenhouse Square.

Those with a library will be happy to find the first floor has a pair of built-in shelves reaching the 9-foot ceilings, making them the ideal bookcases — though, just wait till you get to the third floor. The kitchen is tiled and includes a pantry (or potential coat closet?), as well as under-cabinet lighting.

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Trinity Tuesday: Little Gem on Iseminger Street in Washington Square West

trinity tuesday logoWe profiled a trinity on Iseminger before, about a block down from this one. It’s not surprising there would be more than one because the street is so old, as are the streets — more like alleyways — that intersect it to form a little colonial time capsule.

This two-bedroom home is historically certified and “rarely available.” Like all trinities, it’s horizontally challenged, but vertically charming. There are fireplaces in the living room and second-floor bedroom, a private brick patio and original hardwood floors, among other touches. There’s a half-bath on the third floor, and a full unfinished basement for storage.

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Trinity Tuesday: Four-Floor Home in Prettiest Warren of Center City Streets

Though tourists generally hit Elfreth’s Alley to get a look at what residential life was like in Philadelphia in ye olden days, those in the know navigate the lovely interlocking streets behind a more contemporary Philly landmark: Dirty Frank’s. From Quince Street to Camac, from Iseminger to Fawn, from Cypress to Panama, the narrow cobblestone alleys are home to residences like this one, a two-bedroom, 1,000-square-foot trinity-style house with pine floors and a little garden on a small lot.

Along with original details that suggest the house’s historical origins, a new furnace was installed in 2003, there’s a full-sized washer and dryer, a new roof was installed in March of this year (and has a 10-year warranty), and the house’s front was recently repointed.

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Trinity Tuesday: Hardwood Floors, Working Fireplace in Queen Village Foreclosure

trinity tuesday logoHere’s a rara avis: a foreclosed trinity in Queen Village, on Sixth Street between Catherine and Queen. It has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and is trinity-tiny at 624 square feet. Because it’s a Fannie Mae Homepath Property, the three-story home can be purchased with just 3 percent down with special renovation financing. Which is to say it’s being sold As Is.

The first floor has the living room with a fireplace and a rear patio (there’s also a shared courtyard in this gated community). The kitchen is in the basement level. The upstairs has the two bedrooms and the bathroom. Hardwood floors compete for aesthetic dominance with carpeted stairs.

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